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HB3145 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3145

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Maurice A. West, II

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
110 ILCS 805/3-7  from Ch. 122, par. 103-7
110 ILCS 805/3-7d new

    Amends the Public Community College Act. Provides for the election of board of trustee members by trustee district rather than at large in community college districts in this State. Makes related changes. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
5changing Section 3-7 and by adding Section 3-7d 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
17on the board is to be filled by election.
18    (c) Each member must on the date of his election be a
19citizen of the United States, of the age of 18 years or over,
20and a resident of the State and the territory which on the date
21of the election is included in the community college district
22for at least one year immediately preceding his election. In
23Community College District No. 526, each member elected at the

 

 

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1consolidated election in 2005 or thereafter must also be a
2resident of the trustee district he or she represents for at
3least one year immediately preceding his or her election,
4except that in the first consolidated election for each
5trustee district following reapportionment, a candidate for
6the board may be elected from any trustee district that
7contains a part of the trustee district in which he or she
8resided at the time of the reapportionment and may be
9reelected if a resident of the new trustee district he or she
10represents for one year prior to reelection. In all community
11college districts in this State other than Community College
12District No. 522, Community College District No. 526, or a
13community college district subject to Article VII, each member
14elected at the consolidated election in 2023 or thereafter
15must also be a resident of the trustee district he or she
16represents for at least one year immediately preceding his or
17her election, except that in the first consolidated election
18for each trustee district following reapportionment by the
19board, a candidate for the board may be elected from any
20trustee district that contains a part of the trustee district
21in which he or she resided at the time of the reapportionment
22and may be reelected if a resident of the new trustee district
23he or she represents for one year prior to reelection.
24    In the event a person who is a member of a common school
25board is elected or appointed to a board of trustees of a
26community college district, that person shall be permitted to

 

 

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1serve the remainder of his or her term of office as a member of
2the common school board. Upon the expiration of the common
3school board term, that person shall not be eligible for
4election or appointment to a common school board during the
5term of office with the community college district board of
6trustees.
7    (d) Whenever a vacancy occurs, the remaining members shall
8fill the vacancy, and the person so appointed shall serve
9until a successor is elected to serve the remainder of the
10unexpired term at the next regular election for board members
11and is certified in accordance with Sections 22-17 and 22-18
12of the Election Code. If the remaining members fail so to act
13within 60 days after the vacancy occurs, the chairman of the
14State Board shall fill that vacancy, and the person so
15appointed shall serve until a successor is elected to serve
16the remainder of the unexpired term at the next regular
17election for board members and is certified in accordance with
18Sections 22-17 and 22-18 of the Election Code. The person
19appointed to fill the vacancy shall have the same residential
20qualifications as his predecessor in office was required to
21have. In either instance, if the vacancy occurs with less than
224 months remaining before the next scheduled consolidated
23election, and the term of office of the board member vacating
24the position is not scheduled to expire at that election, then
25the term of the person so appointed shall extend through that
26election and until the succeeding consolidated election. If

 

 

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1the term of office of the board member vacating the position is
2scheduled to expire at the upcoming consolidated election, the
3appointed member shall serve only until a successor is elected
4and qualified at that election.
5    (e) Members of the board shall serve without compensation
6but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses incurred
7in connection with their service as members. Compensation, for
8purposes of this Section, means any salary or other benefits
9not expressly authorized by this Act to be provided or paid to,
10for or on behalf of members of the board. The board of each
11community college district may adopt a policy providing for
12the issuance of bank credit cards, for use by any board member
13who requests the same in writing and agrees to use the card
14only for the reasonable expenses which he or she incurs in
15connection with his or her service as a board member. Expenses
16charged to such credit cards shall be accounted for separately
17and shall be submitted to the chief financial officer of the
18district for review prior to being reported to the board at its
19next regular meeting.
20    (f) The ballot for the election of members of the board for
21a community college district shall indicate the length of term
22for each office to be filled. In the election of a board for
23any community college district, the ballot shall not contain
24any political party designation.
25(Source: P.A. 100-273, eff. 8-22-17; 100-884, eff. 1-1-19.)
 

 

 

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1    (110 ILCS 805/3-7d new)
2    Sec. 3-7d. Trustee districts required beginning with the
32023 consolidated election. Beginning with the consolidated
4election in 2023, the election of board members shall be by
5trustee district rather than at large in each community
6college district in this State, other than in Community
7College District No. 522, Community College District No. 526,
8or a community college district subject to Article VII, as
9follows:
10        (1) In 2023, before the next consolidated election if
11    that year is an election year, the board shall divide the
12    community college district into 7 trustee districts, each
13    of which shall be compact, contiguous, and substantially
14    equal in population to each other trustee district. The
15    division of the community college district into trustee
16    districts must be completed and formally approved by a
17    majority of the members of the board.
18        (2) For each at-large seat on the board that is to be
19    filled by election in 2023 or thereafter, the seat shall
20    instead be filled by a trustee elected from a trustee
21    district. The board shall determine which trustee district
22    seat is to replace which at-large seat by lot.
23        (3) In the year following each decennial census after
24    2023, before the next consolidated election if that year
25    is an election year, the board shall reapportion the
26    trustee districts to reflect the results of the census and

 

 

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1    shall divide the community college district into 7 trustee
2    districts, each of which shall be compact, contiguous, and
3    substantially equal in population to each other trustee
4    district. The reapportionment must be completed and
5    formally approved by a majority of the members of the
6    board. At the same meeting of the board, the board shall,
7    publicly by lot, divide the trustee districts into 2
8    groups. Four trustees or their successors from one group
9    shall be elected for successive terms of 4 years and 6
10    years, and 3 trustees or their successors from the second
11    group shall be elected for successive terms of 6 years and
12    4 years. One member shall be elected from each such
13    trustee district.
 
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.