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Full Text of HB2301  101st General Assembly


Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

Filed: 3/14/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2301 on page 2,
3lines 8 and 13, by changing "years" each time it appears to
4"years' years"; and
5on page 2, line 10, by replacing "a mine examiner or" with "an
6Illinois a mine examiner or Illinois"; and
7on page 2, lines 15 and 20, by changing "organization" each
8time it appears to "organization representing coal miners"; and
9on page 3, by inserting immediately below line 9 the following:
10    "Section 7. The Coal Mining Act is amended by changing
11Sections 8.02 and 8.03 as follows:
12    (225 ILCS 705/8.02)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 802)
13    Sec. 8.02. There is created in the Department of Natural



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1Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, a Miners' Examining
2Board which shall consist of 4 four miners' examining officers
3to be appointed by the Governor, 2 of which must be from a
4labor organization recognized under the National Labor
5Relations Act, for a term of 2 years and until their successors
6are appointed and qualified. Terms of office shall commence on
7the third Monday in January in each odd-numbered year. Three of
8such officers shall constitute a quorum.
9    This amendatory Act of 1995 does not affect the terms of
10members of the Miners' Examining Board holding office on the
11effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995.
12    A complete record of the proceedings and acts of the
13Miners' Examining Board shall be kept and preserved. Said
14officers shall hold no other lucrative office or employment
15under the government of the United States, State of Illinois,
16or any political division thereof or any municipal corporation
17therein and each such officer before entering upon the duties
18of his office shall subscribe and take the oath prescribed by
19the Constitution of this State, and shall before entering upon
20the duties of his office give a bond with sufficient surety to
21be approved by the Governor, payable to the People of the State
22of Illinois in the penal sum of $5,000, conditioned for the
23faithful discharge of the duties of office and the delivery of
24all records, books, moneys, and other property pertaining to
25his successor in office, which said bond shall be deposited in
26the office of the Secretary of State. Vacancies shall be filled



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1by appointment as provided herein for the balance of the
2unexpired term.
3(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)
4    (225 ILCS 705/8.03)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 803)
5    Sec. 8.03. No person shall be appointed to the Miners'
6Examining Board who has not had at least 5 years' practical and
7continuous experience as a coal miner, and who has not been
8actually engaged in coal mining as a miner in the State of
9Illinois continuously for 12 months next preceding his
10appointment; except that a miners' examining officer may be
11appointed to succeed himself.
12(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)".