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      605 ILCS 10/3             from Ch. 121, par. 100-3
          Amends the Toll Highway Act to provide that none of the 9
      directors  of  the  Illinois  State  Toll  Highway  Authority
      appointed by the Governor shall be a State or  local  elected
      official.  Effective immediately.
 1        AN  ACT to amend the Toll Highway Act by changing Section
 2    3.
 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:
 5        Section  5.   The Toll Highway Act is amended by changing
 6    Section 3 as follows:
 7        (605 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 121, par. 100-3)
 8        Sec. 3. There is hereby created an Authority to be  known
 9    as The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, which is hereby
10    constituted  an  instrumentality and an administrative agency
11    of the State of Illinois. The said Authority shall consist of
12    11  directors;  the  Governor  and  the  Secretary   of   the
13    Department  of  Transportation,  ex  officio, and 9 directors
14    appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of  the
15    Senate,  from  the  State  at large, which said directors and
16    their successors are  hereby  authorized  to  carry  out  the
17    provisions  of  this  Act,  and to exercise the powers herein
18    conferred. Of the 9 directors appointed by the  Governor,  no
19    more  than 5 shall be members of the same political party and
20    none shall be a State or local  elected  official.  Vacancies
21    shall  be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as
22    original appointments. All appointments shall be  in  writing
23    and  filed with the Secretary of State as a public record. It
24    is  the  intention  of  this  section  that  the   Governor's
25    appointments  shall  be  made  with  due consideration to the
26    location of proposed toll  highway  routes  so  that  maximum
27    geographic  representation from the areas served by said toll
28    highway routes may be accomplished  insofar  as  practicable.
29    The  said  Authority  shall have the power to contract and be
30    contracted with, to acquire, hold  and  convey  personal  and
31    real  property  or  any  interest therein including rights of
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 1    way, franchises and easements; to have and use a common seal,
 2    and to  alter  the  same  at  will;  to  make  and  establish
 3    resolutions,  by-laws,  rules,  rates and regulations, and to
 4    alter  or  repeal  the  same  as  the  Authority  shall  deem
 5    necessary and  expedient  for  the  construction,  operation,
 6    relocation,  regulation  and  maintenance of a system of toll
 7    highways within and through the State of Illinois.
 8        Appointment of the additional directors provided  for  by
 9    this  amendatory  Act  of  1980  shall be made within 30 days
10    after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1980.
11    (Source: P.A. 86-1164.)
12        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
13    becoming law.

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