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20 ILCS 3475/40

    (20 ILCS 3475/40)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-985)
    Sec. 40. Illinois State Historian; appointment. The Executive Director, with the advice and consent of the Board, shall appoint the Illinois State Historian, who shall provide historical expertise, support, and service on civic engagement to educators and not-for-profit educational groups, including historical societies. The State Historian is the State's leading authority on the history of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 100-120, eff. 8-18-17.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-985)
    Sec. 40. Illinois State Historian; appointment.
    (a) The Governor, in consultation with the Board and the Illinois Historical Society, shall appoint the Illinois State Historian.
    (b) The Illinois State Historian shall be appointed based on the recommendation from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Board of Trustees who shall consult the Illinois State Historical Society. The Board in consultation with the Illinois State Historical Society shall develop qualifications for the Illinois State Historian to be approved by the Board no later than 120 days after the enactment of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
    (c) Qualifications for the Illinois State Historian must include expertise in the history of at least one underrepresented minority group in this State, including, but not limited to: African-American history; Native American history; Latinx history; Asian-American history; and LGBTQIA history.
    (d) An individual designated as the Illinois State Historian retains the designation for 2 years from the date of appointment and the term is renewable only by the Governor's appointment for one additional consecutive 2-year term.
(Source: P.A. 102-985, eff. 1-1-23.)