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      110 ILCS 685/30-45
          Amends the Northern Illinois  University  Law.   Makes  a
      change  of  grammar  in the provisions relating to the powers
      and duties of the University's Board of Trustees.
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 1        AN ACT to amend the Northern Illinois University  Law  by
 2    changing Section 30-45.
 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:
 5        Section 5.   The  Northern  Illinois  University  Law  is
 6    amended by changing Section 30-45 as follows:
 7        (110 ILCS 685/30-45)
 8        Sec.  30-45.  Powers  and  duties.   The Board also shall
 9    have power and it shall be its duty:
10        (1)  To  make  rules,   regulations   and   bylaws,   not
11    inconsistent  with  law, for the government and management of
12    Northern Illinois University and its branches;
13        (2)  To  employ,  and,  for  good  cause,  to  remove   a
14    President  of Northern Illinois University, and all necessary
15    deans,   professors,    associate    professors,    assistant
16    professors, instructors, other educational and administrative
17    assistants,   and  all  other  necessary  employees,  and  to
18    prescribe their duties and contract with  them  upon  matters
19    relating  to  tenure,  salaries  and  retirement  benefits in
20    accordance with the State  Universities  Civil  Service  Act.
21    Whenever the Board establishes a search committee to fill the
22    position  of President of Northern Illinois University, there
23    shall be minority representation, including  women,  on  that
24    search  committee.  The Board shall, upon the written request
25    of an employee of Northern Illinois University, withhold from
26    the compensation of  that  employee  any  dues,  payments  or
27    contributions   payable   by   such  employee  to  any  labor
28    organization as defined in  the  Illinois  Educational  Labor
29    Relations  Act.   Under  such arrangement, an amount shall be
30    withheld from each regular payroll period which is  equal  to
31    the  pro  rata  share of the annual dues plus any payments or
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 1    contributions, and the Board shall transmit such withholdings
 2    to the specified labor organization within  10  working  days
 3    from the time of the withholding;
 4        (3)  To  prescribe  the  courses of study to be followed,
 5    and textbooks and apparatus to be used at  Northern  Illinois
 6    University;
 7        (4)  To  issue  upon  the  recommendation of the faculty,
 8    diplomas to such persons as have satisfactorily completed the
 9    required studies of Northern Illinois University, and  confer
10    such   professional  and  literary  degrees  as  are  usually
11    conferred by other institutions of like character for similar
12    or equivalent courses of study, or such as the Board may deem
13    appropriate;
14        (5)  To examine  into  the  conditions,  management,  and
15    administration  of  Northern  Illinois University, to provide
16    the requisite buildings, apparatus, equipment  and  auxiliary
17    enterprises,  and  to  fix  and  collect  matriculation fees;
18    tuition fees; fees for student activities; fees  for  student
19    facilities such as student union buildings or field houses or
20    stadia  or  other  recreational  facilities;  student welfare
21    fees; laboratory fees; and  similar  fees  for  supplies  and
22    materials.  The expense of the building, improving, repairing
23    and supplying fuel and furniture and the necessary appliances
24    and apparatus for conducting  Northern  Illinois  University,
25    the  reimbursed  expenses  of  members  of the Board, and the
26    salaries or compensation of the President, assistants, agents
27    and other employees of Northern Illinois University, shall be
28    a charge upon the State Treasury.  All other  expenses  shall
29    be  chargeable against students, and the Board shall regulate
30    the charges accordingly;
31        (6)  To succeed to and to administer  all  trusts,  trust
32    property,  and gifts now or hereafter belonging or pertaining
33    to Northern Illinois University;
34        (7)  To   accept   endowments   of   professorships    or
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 1    departments  in  Northern Illinois University from any person
 2    who may proffer them and, at regular meetings,  to  prescribe
 3    rules  and  regulations in relation to endowments and declare
 4    on what general principles they may be accepted;
 5        (8)  To enter into contracts with the Federal  government
 6    for  providing  courses  of instruction and other services at
 7    Northern Illinois University for persons serving in  or  with
 8    the  military  or  naval  forces of the United States, and to
 9    provide such courses of instruction and other services;
10        (9)  To contract with respect to the Cooperative Computer
11    Center  to  obtain  services  related  to   electronic   data
12    processing;
13        (10)  To  provide  for  the  receipt  and expenditures of
14    Federal funds paid to Northern  Illinois  University  by  the
15    Federal  government  for  instruction  and other services for
16    persons serving in or with the military or  naval  forces  of
17    the United States, and to provide for audits of such funds;
18        (11)  To appoint, subject to the applicable civil service
19    law,   persons   to  be  members  of  the  Northern  Illinois
20    University  Police  Department.   Members   of   the   Police
21    Department  shall  be  conservators  of the peace and as such
22    have  all  powers  possessed  by  policemen  in  cities,  and
23    sheriffs, including the power to  make  arrests  on  view  or
24    warrants  of  violations  of State statutes, University rules
25    and regulations and city or county  ordinances,  except  that
26    they  may  exercise  such powers only within counties wherein
27    Northern Illinois University  and  any  of  its  branches  or
28    properties   are  located  when  such  is  required  for  the
29    protection of University properties and  interests,  and  its
30    students  and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties,
31    when requested by appropriate State or local law  enforcement
32    officials.  However,  such  officers  shall  have no power to
33    serve and execute civil processes;
34        (12)  The Board may,  directly  or  in  cooperation  with
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 1    other  institutions  of higher education, acquire by purchase
 2    or lease  or  otherwise,  and  construct,  enlarge,  improve,
 3    equip,  complete,  operate,  control  and manage research and
 4    high technology parks, together  with  the  necessary  lands,
 5    buildings,   facilities,  equipment,  and  personal  property
 6    therefor, to encourage and facilitate (i)  the  location  and
 7    development   of  business  and  industry  in  the  State  of
 8    Illinois, and (ii) the increased application and  development
 9    of  technology,  and (iii) the improvement and development of
10    the State's  economy.   The  Board  may  lease  to  nonprofit
11    corporations   all  or  any  part  of  the  land,  buildings,
12    facilities,  equipment  or  other  property  included  in   a
13    research  and  high  technology  park  upon  such  terms  and
14    conditions as the Board may deem advisable and enter into any
15    contract or agreement with such nonprofit corporations as may
16    be  necessary  or  suitable  for the construction, financing,
17    operation and maintenance and management of  any  such  park;
18    and   may   lease   to   any  person,  firm,  partnership  or
19    corporation, either public or private, any part or all of the
20    land, building, facilities, equipment or  other  property  of
21    such  park for such purposes and upon such rentals, terms and
22    conditions as the Board may deem advisable; and  may  finance
23    all  or  part  of  the  cost  of any such park, including the
24    purchase, lease, construction,  reconstruction,  improvement,
25    remodeling, addition to, and extension and maintenance of all
26    or  part  of such high technology park, and all equipment and
27    furnishings,  by   legislative   appropriations,   government
28    grants,  contracts,  private  gifts, loans, receipts from the
29    operation of such high technology park, rentals  and  similar
30    receipts;  and  may  make  its  other facilities and services
31    available to tenants or other occupants of any such  park  at
32    rates which are reasonable and appropriate.
33        (13)  To   assist  in  the  provision  of  buildings  and
34    facilities  beneficial  to,  useful  for,  or  supportive  of
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 1    university  purposes,  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  Northern
 2    Illinois University may exercise the  following  powers  with
 3    regard  to  the  area  located on or adjacent to the Northern
 4    Illinois  University DeKalb campus and bounded as follows:
 5    Parcel 1:
 6        In Township 40 North, Range 4 East, of  the  Third  Prime
 7        Meridian,  County  of DeKalb, State of Illinois: The East
 8        half  of  the  Southeast  Quarter  of  Section  17,   the
 9        Southwest  Quarter  of  Section  16,  and  the  Northwest
10        Quarter  of  Section  21,  all  in  the County of DeKalb,
11        Illinois.
12    Parcel 2:
13        In Township 40 North, Range 4 East, of  the  Third  Prime
14        Meridian,  County  of  DeKalb,  State of Illinois: On the
15        North, by a line beginning at the Northwest corner of the
16        Southeast Quarter of  Section  15;  thence  East  1,903.3
17        feet;  thence  South  to  the North line of the Southeast
18        Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of  Section  15;  thence
19        East  along  said line to North First Street; on the West
20        by Garden Road  between  Lucinda  Avenue  and  the  North
21        boundary;  thence  on the South by Lucinda Avenue between
22        Garden Road and the intersection of  Lucinda  Avenue  and
23        the  South  Branch  of  the  Kishwaukee River, and by the
24        South  Branch  of  the  Kishwaukee  River  between   such
25        intersection  and  easterly  to  the intersection of such
26        river and North First Street; thence on the East by North
27        First Street.
28        (a)  Acquire  any  interests  in  land,   buildings,   or
29    facilities by purchase, including installments payable over a
30    period  allowed by law, by lease over a term of such duration
31    as the Board of Trustees shall determine, or by  exercise  of
32    the power of eminent domain;
33        (b)  Sublease    or    contract   to   purchase   through
34    installments all or any portion of  buildings  or  facilities
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 1    for  such duration and on such terms as the Board of Trustees
 2    shall determine, including  a  term  that  exceeds  5  years,
 3    provided  that  each such lease or purchase contract shall be
 4    and shall recite  that  it  is  subject  to  termination  and
 5    cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails
 6    to  make  an  appropriation  to  pay  the  rent  or  purchase
 7    installments  payable  under  the  terms  of  such  lease  or
 8    purchase contracts; and
 9        (c)  Sell  property  without  compliance  with  the State
10    Property Control Act and retain proceeds  in  the  University
11    treasury  in  a  special,  separate  development fund account
12    which the Auditor General shall examine to assure  compliance
13    with this Act.
14        Any  buildings  or facilities to be developed on the land
15    shall be buildings or facilities that, in  the  determination
16    of  the  Board  of Trustees, in whole or in part: (i) are for
17    use  by  the  University;  or  (ii)  otherwise  advance   the
18    interests  of  the  University, including, by way of example,
19    residential,   recreational,   educational,   and    athletic
20    facilities  for  University staff and students and commercial
21    facilities which provide services needed  by  the  University
22    community.  Revenues from the development fund account may be
23    withdrawn by the University for the purpose of demolition and
24    the  processes  associated  with demolition; routine land and
25    property acquisition;  extension  of  utilities;  streetscape
26    work;   landscape   work;   surface  and  structure  parking;
27    sidewalks, recreational paths, and street  construction;  and
28    lease  and  lease  purchase arrangements and the professional
29    services associated with the planning and development of  the
30    area.   Moneys from the development fund account used for any
31    other purpose must be deposited into  and  appropriated  from
32    the  General Revenue Fund.  Buildings or facilities leased to
33    an entity or person other than the University  shall  not  be
34    subject  to  any  limitations applicable to a State-supported
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 1    college or university under any law.  All development on  the
 2    land  and all the use of any buildings or facilities shall be
 3    subject to the control and approval of the Board of  Trustees
 4    of Northern Illinois University.
 5    (Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)

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