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(220 ILCS 40/4)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1204)
Small Business Utility Advocate.
(a) There is created the position
of Small Business Utility Advocate. The Governor shall appoint the Small
Business Utility Advocate by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
In the case of a vacancy in such position during the recess of the Senate
the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of
the Senate, when the Governor shall nominate some person to fill such
position; and any person so nominated and confirmed by the Senate, shall
hold the Small Business Utility Advocate position during the remainder of
the term and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified. The
length of the term of the Advocate shall be 5 years from the first Monday
of February, 1986. Each Advocate shall serve until his successor is appointed
and qualified. The Governor may reappoint the same person as Advocate.
(b) Qualifications. Any Small Business Utility Advocate appointed
pursuant to this Act shall be a resident of the State of Illinois at the time
of his appointment and shall own or operate or shall have owned or operated a
small business as defined by this Act. No person who is a director, officer,
employee or agent or who is a member of the immediate family of a director,
officer, employee or agent of any public utility is eligible to be the
Small Business Utility Advocate. No person who is a director, officer,
employee or agent or is a member of the immediate family of a director,
officer, employee or agent of any not-for-profit organization or trade
association which represents small businesses, large businesses or labor
unions is eligible to be a Small Business Utility Advocate. No Advocate
shall hold any elective position or office, be a candidate for any elective
position or office, be a State public official, be employed by the Illinois
Commerce Commission, be an active director of the Illinois Citizens Utility
Board, be employed by the Illinois Citizens Utility Board, or be employed
in a state government position exempt from the "Personnel Code", approved
July 18, 1955 as now or hereafter amended.
(c) Salary. The Small Business Utility Advocate shall receive an annual
salary as set by the Compensation Review Board but in no case less
than that of a commissioner, other than the Chairman, of the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: P.A. 84-686.)