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Full Text of HB2301  101st General Assembly


Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

Filed: 4/8/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2301 on page 2, line
34, by changing "Act" to "Act representing coal miners"; and
4on page 2, lines 8 and 13, by changing "years" each time it
5appears to "years' years"; and
6on page 2, line 10, by replacing "a mine examiner or" with "an
7Illinois a mine examiner or Illinois"; and
8on page 2, lines 15 and 20, by changing "organization" each
9time it appears to "organization representing coal miners"; and
10on page 2, by replacing lines 17 and 18 with the following:
11"underground coal mine and shall hold certificates a first
12class certificate of competency as an Illinois mine examiner.";



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1on page 3, by inserting immediately below line 9 the following:
2    "Section 7. The Coal Mining Act is amended by changing
3Sections 8.02 and 8.03 as follows:
4    (225 ILCS 705/8.02)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 802)
5    Sec. 8.02. There is created in the Department of Natural
6Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, a Miners' Examining
7Board which shall consist of 4 four miners' examining officers
8to be appointed by the Governor, 2 of whom must be from a labor
9organization recognized under the National Labor Relations Act
10representing coal miners, for a term of 2 years and until their
11successors are appointed and qualified. Terms of office shall
12commence on the third Monday in January in each odd-numbered
13year. Three of such officers shall constitute a quorum.
14    This amendatory Act of 1995 does not affect the terms of
15members of the Miners' Examining Board holding office on the
16effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995.
17    A complete record of the proceedings and acts of the
18Miners' Examining Board shall be kept and preserved. Said
19officers shall hold no other lucrative office or employment
20under the government of the United States, State of Illinois,
21or any political division thereof or any municipal corporation
22therein and each such officer before entering upon the duties
23of his office shall subscribe and take the oath prescribed by
24the Constitution of this State, and shall before entering upon



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1the duties of his office give a bond with sufficient surety to
2be approved by the Governor, payable to the People of the State
3of Illinois in the penal sum of $5,000, conditioned for the
4faithful discharge of the duties of office and the delivery of
5all records, books, moneys, and other property pertaining to
6his successor in office, which said bond shall be deposited in
7the office of the Secretary of State. Vacancies shall be filled
8by appointment as provided herein for the balance of the
9unexpired term.
10(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)
11    (225 ILCS 705/8.03)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 803)
12    Sec. 8.03. No person shall be appointed to the Miners'
13Examining Board who has not had at least 5 years' practical and
14continuous experience as an underground a coal miner. The
15members of the Miners' Examining Board shall hold certificates
16of competency as an Illinois mine examiner. Two of the members
17of the Miners' Examining Board shall be representatives of a
18labor organization recognized under the National Labor
19Relations Act representing coal miners. Two of the members of
20the Miners' Examining Board shall be from the employing class. ,
21and who has not been actually engaged in coal mining as a miner
22in the State of Illinois continuously for 12 months next
23preceding his appointment; except that a miners' examining
24officer may be appointed to succeed himself.
25(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)".