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Full Text of HB3914  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 10/17/2019, by Rep. Terra Costa Howard


110 ILCS 805/3-7  from Ch. 122, par. 103-7

    Amends the Public Community College Act. With regard to the members of a board of trustees of a community college district, provides that if a vacancy in the board occurs, the secretary of the board must publish the vacancy through at least one public notice for a minimum of 30 days before the remaining board members meet to fill the vacancy, at which time the board must accept applications for the position. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
5changing Section 3-7 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 805/3-7)  (from Ch. 122, par. 103-7)
7    Sec. 3-7. (a) The election of the members of the board of
8trustees shall be nonpartisan and shall be held at the time and
9in the manner provided in the general election law.
10    (b) Unless otherwise provided in this Act, members shall be
11elected to serve 6 year terms. The term of members elected in
121985 and thereafter shall be from the date the member is
13officially determined to be elected to the board by a canvass
14conducted pursuant to the Election Code, to the date that the
15winner of the seat is officially determined by the canvass
16conducted pursuant to the Election Code the next time the seat
17on the board is to be filled by election.
18    (c) Each member must on the date of his election be a
19citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or over,
20and a resident of the State and the territory which on the date
21of the election is included in the community college district
22for at least one year immediately preceding his election. In
23Community College District No. 526, each member elected at the



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1consolidated election in 2005 or thereafter must also be a
2resident of the trustee district he or she represents for at
3least one year immediately preceding his or her election,
4except that in the first consolidated election for each trustee
5district following reapportionment, a candidate for the board
6may be elected from any trustee district that contains a part
7of the trustee district in which he or she resided at the time
8of the reapportionment and may be reelected if a resident of
9the new trustee district he or she represents for one year
10prior to reelection. In the event a person who is a member of a
11common school board is elected or appointed to a board of
12trustees of a community college district, that person shall be
13permitted to serve the remainder of his or her term of office
14as a member of the common school board. Upon the expiration of
15the common school board term, that person shall not be eligible
16for election or appointment to a common school board during the
17term of office with the community college district board of
19    (d) Whenever a vacancy occurs, the remaining members shall
20fill the vacancy, and the person so appointed shall serve until
21a successor is elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired
22term at the next regular election for board members and is
23certified in accordance with Sections 22-17 and 22-18 of the
24Election Code. The secretary of the board must publish the
25vacancy through at least one public notice for a minimum of 30
26days before the remaining board members meet to fill the



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1vacancy, at which time the board must accept applications for
2the position. If the remaining members fail to fill the vacancy
3so to act within 60 days after the vacancy occurs, the chairman
4of the State Board shall fill that vacancy, and the person so
5appointed shall serve until a successor is elected to serve the
6remainder of the unexpired term at the next regular election
7for board members and is certified in accordance with Sections
822-17 and 22-18 of the Election Code. The person appointed to
9fill the vacancy shall have the same residential qualifications
10as his predecessor in office was required to have. In either
11instance, if the vacancy occurs with less than 4 months
12remaining before the next scheduled consolidated election, and
13the term of office of the board member vacating the position is
14not scheduled to expire at that election, then the term of the
15person so appointed shall extend through that election and
16until the succeeding consolidated election. If the term of
17office of the board member vacating the position is scheduled
18to expire at the upcoming consolidated election, the appointed
19member shall serve only until a successor is elected and
20qualified at that election.
21    (e) Members of the board shall serve without compensation
22but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred
23in connection with their service as members. Compensation, for
24purposes of this Section, means any salary or other benefits
25not expressly authorized by this Act to be provided or paid to,
26for or on behalf of members of the board. The board of each



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1community college district may adopt a policy providing for the
2issuance of bank credit cards, for use by any board member who
3requests the same in writing and agrees to use the card only
4for the reasonable expenses which he or she incurs in
5connection with his or her service as a board member. Expenses
6charged to such credit cards shall be accounted for separately
7and shall be submitted to the chief financial officer of the
8district for review prior to being reported to the board at its
9next regular meeting.
10    (f) The ballot for the election of members of the board for
11a community college district shall indicate the length of term
12for each office to be filled. In the election of a board for
13any community college district, the ballot shall not contain
14any political party designation.
15(Source: P.A. 100-273, eff. 8-22-17; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.