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Full Text of HB1401  95th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 2/21/2007, by Rep. Roger L. Eddy


New Act

    Creates the Illinois Ethanol Board Act. Establishes the Board. Sets out the Board's duties including promoting the development and use of ethanol and implementing air quality improvement programs. Provides for the appointment of the Board by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Provides for ex officio non-voting members from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Agriculture, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and a State university designated by the Governor. Specifies other powers and duties of the Board. Effective immediately.

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1     AN ACT concerning ethanol.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5 Illinois Ethanol Board Act.
6     Section 5. Definition. As used in this Act, "Board" means
7 the Illinois Ethanol Board established by this Act.
8     Section 10. Creation of Ethanol Board; membership;
9 meetings; expenses.
10     (a) The Illinois Ethanol Board is created.
11     (b) The Board consists of 11 members as follows:
12         (1) Seven persons, 4 of whom are involved in farming,
13     who are voting members appointed by the Governor, with the
14     advice and consent of the Senate. The initial members
15     appointed by the Governor shall serve terms, as designated
16     by the Governor, as follows: 2 for one year, 2 for 2 years,
17     2 for 3 years, and one for 4 years from the effective date
18     of this Act. Subsequent terms shall be 4 years.
19         (2) The Directors, or their designee, of the Department
20     of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of
21     Agriculture, and the Illinois Environmental Protection
22     Agency. These members shall serve as ex officio non-voting



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1     members.
2         (3) The president, or his or her designee, of one of
3     the State universities of Illinois, the particular
4     university to be selected by the Governor. This member
5     shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member.
6     (c) A member shall serve until his or her successor is
7 appointed and qualified. A vacancy in membership exists upon a
8 member's death, disability, resignation, removal for cause, or
9 failure to hold the office designated in item (2) or (3) of
10 subsection (b), but does not arise upon the expiration of a
11 voting member's term. A vacancy in the office of a voting
12 member shall be filled by appointment of the Governor, with the
13 advice and consent of the Senate, for the remainder of the
14 term.
15     (d) The Board shall meet at least annually. Members shall
16 receive no compensation but shall be reimbursed for their
17 actual and necessary expenses from funds appropriated and
18 available for that purpose.
19     (e) The voting members of the Board shall annually select a
20 chair from among the Board members.
21     Section 15. Administrator.
22     (a) The Board shall employ and determine the duties of a
23 full-time administrator.
24     (b) The administrator shall compile an annual report on the
25 Board's activities during the preceding 12 months and submit



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1 the report to the Board, the Governor's Office, the Secretary
2 of the Senate, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
3     Section 20. Board powers.
4     (a) The Board may rent office space and employ personnel as
5 necessary for the performance of its powers and duties.
6     (b) The Board may employ the services of experts and
7 consultants and expend funds as necessary for the performance
8 of its powers and duties, including but not limited to, funds
9 for the acquisition of commodities.
10     (c) The Board may accept gifts, grants, donations, money,
11 and services.
12     Section 25. Board duties. The Board shall:
13         (1) Promote the development and use of ethanol through
14     programs such as, but not limited to, grants and other
15     financial assistance.
16         (2) Promote the implementation of air quality
17     improvement programs.
18         (3) Perform such other duties as may be required by
19     law.
20     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21 becoming law.