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      40 ILCS 5/5-178           from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-178
      40 ILCS 5/5-179           from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-179
          Amends the Chicago Police Article of  the  Pension  Code.
      Removes  the  rank  requirements  for  Board  membership  and
      provides  that  all  active policemen may vote for all active
      police officer positions on the board,  regardless  of  rank.
      Also makes technical changes.  Effective immediately.
 1        AN  ACT  to  amend  the Illinois Pension Code by changing
 2    Sections 5-178 and 5-179.
 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:
 5        Section  5.  The  Illinois  Pension  Code  is  amended by
 6    changing Sections 5-178 and 5-179 as follows:
 7        (40 ILCS 5/5-178) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-178)
 8        Sec. 5-178. Board created.  A board of  8  members  shall
 9    constitute  a  board of trustees authorized to administer the
10    provisions of this Article.  The board shall be known as  the
11    Retirement  Board of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund
12    of the city.
13        The board shall consist of 4  persons  appointed  by  the
14    mayor of the city; 3 policemen employed by the city, at least
15    one  of  whom  shall be a lieutenant or of a rank superior to
16    lieutenant, one of whom shall be of the rank of sergeant, and
17    one of whom shall be of the rank of investigator  or  a  rank
18    inferior  to  that  rank; and one annuitant of the fund, or a
19    pensioner of any prior police pension fund in  operation,  by
20    authority  of  law,  in  the city.  Children less than age 18
21    shall not be eligible for  board  membership.   The  term  of
22    office  for all members shall be 3 years.  Upon his election,
23    any the member holding the rank of  investigator  or  a  rank
24    inferior  to  that  rank  shall  be  detailed  by  the Police
25    Superintendent to the office of the board for the duration of
26    his or her term as trustee.
27        The members of a retirement board  holding  office  in  a
28    city  at  the  time this Article becomes effective, including
29    elected, appointed and ex-officio members, shall continue  in
30    office  until  the  expiration  of  their respective terms or
31    appointment and until their respective successors are elected
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 1    or appointed, and qualified.
 2        At least 30 days prior to the expiration of the  term  of
 3    office  of  each  appointive member the mayor shall appoint a
 4    successor for a term of 3 years.
 5        The board shall conduct a regular election  at  least  30
 6    days  prior  to  the  expiration  of the term of each elected
 7    member, to elect that member's successor terms of the  active
 8    policemen  members  and  annuitant or beneficiary members for
 9    election of a successor of each such member for a term  of  3
10    years.
11        Any  member  of  the  board so appointed or elected shall
12    continue in office until a his successor is selected and  has
13    qualified.
14        Any  person  so  appointed  or  elected  shall qualify by
15    taking an oath of office.  A copy thereof shall  be  kept  in
16    the office of the city clerk of the city.
17    (Source: P.A. 86-273.)
18        (40 ILCS 5/5-179) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-179)
19        Sec.  5-179.  Board elections.  The regular elections for
20    members of the board shall be held under rules of  the  board
21    at  least  30  days  prior  to  the expiration of the term of
22    office of any elective member.
23        At any election for active policemen  members,  all  such
24    policemen  of  the appropriate rank employed by the city when
25    the election is held have a right  to  vote  for  all  active
26    police officer positions on the board, regardless of rank for
27    members of the board of the same class of rank.
28        At  any  election  for the pensioner or annuitant member,
29    all annuitants and pensioners (except children less than  age
30    18)  and  the  legal guardian of any child annuitant or child
31    pensioner, whose mother or stepmother is not an annuitant  or
32    pensioner of the fund, shall have a right to vote.
33        Ballots to be cast in such elections shall be of a secret
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 1    character.
 2    (Source: P.A. 80-671.)
 3        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 4    becoming law.

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