State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/17/2023, by Rep. Dave Severin


605 ILCS 5/6-115  from Ch. 121, par. 6-115

    Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the requirements for appointing a highway commissioner who is a non-resident or who has not resided in the district for one year also apply to the appointment of a district clerk. Removes the requirement that a township have a population of less than 500 residents for a board of trustees to appoint a non-resident or a person who has not resided in the district for one year.

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by
5changing Section 6-115 as follows:
6    (605 ILCS 5/6-115)  (from Ch. 121, par. 6-115)
7    Sec. 6-115. (a) Except as provided in Section 10-20 of the
8Township Code or subsection (b), no person shall be eligible
9to the office of highway commissioner or clerk unless he shall
10be a legal voter and has been one year a resident of the
11district. In road districts that elect a clerk, the same
12limitation shall apply to the district clerk.
13    (b) A board of trustees may (i) appoint a non-resident or a
14resident that has not resided in the district for one year to
15be a highway commissioner, or (ii) contract with a neighboring
16township to provide highway commissioner or clerk services if:
17        (1) the district is within a township with no
18    incorporated town;
19        (2) (Blank); the township has a population of less
20    than 500; and
21        (3) no qualified candidate who has resided in the
22    township for at least one year is willing to serve as
23    highway commissioner or clerk.



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1(Source: P.A. 101-197, eff. 1-1-20; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)