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30 ILCS 738/40-40

    (30 ILCS 738/40-40)
    Sec. 40-40. Weatherization Initiative Board.
    (a) The Weatherization Initiative Board is created within the Department. The Board must approve or deny all grants from the Fund.
    (a-5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the Board has the authority to direct the Department to authorize the awarding of grants to applicants serving areas or populations not included in the target areas and populations set forth in Section 40-25 if the Board determines that there are special circumstances involving the areas or populations served by the applicant.
    (b) The Board shall consist of 5 voting members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The initial members shall have terms as follows as designated by the Governor: one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, and one for 5 years, or until a successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter, members shall serve 5-year terms or until a successor is appointed and qualified. The voting members shall elect a voting member to serve as chair for a one-year term. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner for the balance of a term.
    (c) The Board shall also have 4 non-voting ex officio members appointed as follows: one Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House, one Representative appointed by the House Minority Leader, one Senator appointed by the President of the Senate, and one Senator appointed by the Senate Minority Leader, each to serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
    (d) Members shall receive no compensation, but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses from appropriations to the Department available for that purpose.
    (e) The Board may adopt rules under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (f) A quorum of the Board is at least 3 voting members, and the affirmative vote of at least 3 voting members is required for Board decisions and adoption of rules.
    (g) The Department shall provide staff and administrative assistance to the Board.
    (h) By December 31 of each year, the Board shall file an annual report with the Governor and the General Assembly concerning the Initiative, grants awarded, and grantees and making recommendations for any changes needed to enhance the effectiveness of the Initiative.
(Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09.)