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Full Text of HB0722  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Terra Costa Howard

Filed: 4/14/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 722 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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
11be elected to serve 6 year terms. The term of members elected
12in 1985 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



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1on the board is to be filled by election.
2    (c) Each member must on the date of his election be a
3citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or over,
4and a resident of the State and the territory which on the date
5of the election is included in the community college district
6for at least one year immediately preceding his election. In
7Community College District No. 526, each member elected at the
8consolidated election in 2005 or thereafter must also be a
9resident of the trustee district he or she represents for at
10least one year immediately preceding his or her election,
11except that in the first consolidated election for each
12trustee district following reapportionment, a candidate for
13the board may be elected from any trustee district that
14contains a part of the trustee district in which he or she
15resided at the time of the reapportionment and may be
16reelected if a resident of the new trustee district he or she
17represents for one year prior to reelection. In the event a
18person who is a member of a common school board is elected or
19appointed to a board of trustees of a community college
20district, that person shall be permitted to serve the
21remainder of his or her term of office as a member of the
22common school board. Upon the expiration of the common school
23board term, that person shall not be eligible for election or
24appointment to a common school board during the term of office
25with the community college district board of trustees.
26    (d) Whenever a vacancy occurs, the remaining members shall



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1fill the vacancy, and the person so appointed shall serve
2until a successor is elected to serve the remainder of the
3unexpired term at the next regular election for board members
4and is certified in accordance with Sections 22-17 and 22-18
5of the Election Code. The secretary of the board must publish
6the vacancy through at least one public notice for a minimum of
715 days before the remaining board members meet to fill the
8vacancy, at which time the board must accept applications for
9the position. In addition, notice of the vacancy must be given
10by publication in a newspaper published in the community
11college district at least 15 days before the remaining board
12members meet to fill the vacancy. If there is no newspaper
13published in the district, notice of the vacancy may be given
14by posting notices in 5 of the most public places in the
15district. Notice of the vacancy must comply with the Notice By
16Publication Act and the Newspaper Legal Notice Act. If the
17remaining members fail to fill the vacancy so to act within 60
18days after the vacancy occurs, the chairman of the State Board
19shall fill that vacancy, and the person so appointed shall
20serve until a successor is elected to serve the remainder of
21the unexpired term at the next regular election for board
22members and is certified in accordance with Sections 22-17 and
2322-18 of the Election Code. The person appointed to fill the
24vacancy shall have the same residential qualifications as his
25predecessor in office was required to have. In either
26instance, if the vacancy occurs with less than 4 months



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1remaining before the next scheduled consolidated election, and
2the term of office of the board member vacating the position is
3not scheduled to expire at that election, then the term of the
4person so appointed shall extend through that election and
5until the succeeding consolidated election. If the term of
6office of the board member vacating the position is scheduled
7to expire at the upcoming consolidated election, the appointed
8member shall serve only until a successor is elected and
9qualified at that election.
10    (e) Members of the board shall serve without compensation
11but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred
12in connection with their service as members. Compensation, for
13purposes of this Section, means any salary or other benefits
14not expressly authorized by this Act to be provided or paid to,
15for or on behalf of members of the board. The board of each
16community college district may adopt a policy providing for
17the issuance of bank credit cards, for use by any board member
18who requests the same in writing and agrees to use the card
19only for the reasonable expenses which he or she incurs in
20connection with his or her service as a board member. Expenses
21charged to such credit cards shall be accounted for separately
22and shall be submitted to the chief financial officer of the
23district for review prior to being reported to the board at its
24next regular meeting.
25    (f) The ballot for the election of members of the board for
26a community college district shall indicate the length of term



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1for each office to be filled. In the election of a board for
2any community college district, the ballot shall not contain
3any political party designation.
4(Source: P.A. 100-273, eff. 8-22-17; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.".