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Full Text of SB1989  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced 2/10/2017, by Sen. Don Harmon


520 ILCS 10/6  from Ch. 8, par. 336

    Amends the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act. Provides that the Endangered Species Protection Board shall without regard to the Personnel Code, employ and fix the compensation of necessary staff. Provides that the Board shall employ an executive director to oversee operations of the Board. Provides that the Board is solely responsible for hiring, firing, and management of the executive director. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning wildlife.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act
5is amended by changing Section 6 as follows:
6    (520 ILCS 10/6)  (from Ch. 8, par. 336)
7    Sec. 6. There is created the Endangered Species Protection
8Board whose duties include listing, delisting, or change of
9listing status of species for the Illinois List, in
10consultation with and written approval by the Department, in
11accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, on
12rules for listing species of animals or plants as endangered or
13threatened and delisting species of animals or plants as
14endangered or threatened, or changing their status.
15    The Board shall also advise the Department on methods of
16assistance, protection, conservation and management of
17endangered and threatened species and their habitats, and on
18related matters.
19    The Board shall be composed of 9 persons appointed by the
20Governor, and the Director as a non-voting member. Of the 9
21appointed members at least 6 shall be persons who are
22recognized as naturalists by training, avocation or vocation.
23At least two of these shall be zoologists, at least one a



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1botanist, and at least two ecologists. In making Board
2appointments, the Governor shall give consideration to
3recommendations of conservation groups.
4    Initially, 3 members shall be appointed for terms of 3
5years, 3 for 2 years and 3 for 1 year. Thereafter, the terms of
6all appointive members shall be 3 years. Members shall serve
7until their successors are appointed. Any vacancy occurring in
8the position of an appointive member shall be filled by the
9Governor for the unexpired term.
10    Board meetings shall be called at regular intervals set by
11the Board, on the request of the Department, or upon written
12notice signed by at least 5 members of the Board, but in no
13event less than once quarterly. The place of the meeting shall
14be determined at the convenience of the Board and the
15Department. A quorum shall consist of 5 appointed members.
16    Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but
17shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the
18performance of their duties.
19    The Board shall may without regard to the Personnel Code,
20employ and fix the compensation of necessary staff. The Board
21shall employ an executive director to oversee operations of the
22Board. The Board is solely responsible for hiring, firing, and
23management of the executive director.
24    The Board shall select from its membership a chairman and
25such other officers as it considers necessary, and may name an
26Executive Committee to which it may grant specific powers.



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1    The Board shall review and revise the Illinois List as
2warranted but in no case less frequently than every 5 years. It
3shall prepare and make available a report of its
4accomplishments biennially.
5(Source: P.A. 84-1065.)
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.