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92_SB0307 LRB9206255RCcd 1 AN ACT in relation to toll highways. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Toll Highway Act is amended by changing 5 Sections 3 and 5 as follows: 6 (605 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 121, par. 100-3) 7 Sec. 3. There is hereby created an Authority to be known 8 as The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, which is hereby 9 constituted an instrumentality and an administrative agency 10 of the State of Illinois. The said Authority shall consist of 11 11 directors; the Governor and the Secretary of the 12 Department of Transportation, ex officio, and 9 directors 13 appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the 14 Senate, from the State at large, which said directors and 15 their successors are hereby authorized to carry out the 16 provisions of this Act, and to exercise the powers herein 17 conferred. Of the 9 directors appointed by the Governor, no 18 more than 5 shall be members of the same political party and 19 none shall be a State or local elected official. Vacancies 20 shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as 21 original appointments. All appointments shall be in writing 22 and filed with the Secretary of State as a public record. It 23 is the intention of this section that the Governor's 24 appointments shall be made with due consideration to the 25 location of proposed toll highway routes so that maximum 26 geographic representation from the areas served by said toll 27 highway routes may be accomplished insofar as practicable. 28 The said Authority shall have the power to contract and be 29 contracted with, to acquire, hold and convey personal and 30 real property or any interest therein including rights of 31 way, franchises and easements; to have and use a common seal, -2- LRB9206255RCcd 1 and to alter the same at will; to make and establish 2 resolutions, by-laws, rules, rates and regulations, and to 3 alter or repeal the same as the Authority shall deem 4 necessary and expedient for the construction, operation, 5 relocation, regulation and maintenance of a system of toll 6 highways within and through the State of Illinois. 7 Appointment of the additional directors provided for by 8 this amendatory Act of 1980 shall be made within 30 days 9 after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1980. 10 (Source: P.A. 86-1164.) 11 (605 ILCS 10/5) (from Ch. 121, par. 100-5) 12 Sec. 5. Of the original directors, other than the 13 chairman, so appointed by the Governor, 3 shall hold office 14 for 2 years and 3 shall hold office for 4 years, from the 15 date of their appointment and until their respective 16 successors shall be duly appointed and qualified, but shall 17 be subject to removal by the Governor for incompetency, 18 neglect of duty or malfeasance. In case of vacancies in such 19 offices during the recess of the Senate, the Governor shall 20 make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the 21 Senate when he shall nominate some person to fill such office 22 and any person so nominated, who is confirmed by the Senate, 23 shall hold office during the remainder of the term and until 24 his successor shall be appointed and qualified. The 25 respective term of the first directors appointed shall be 26 designated by the Governor at the time of appointment, but 27 their successors shall each be appointed for a term of four 28 years, except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy 29 shall serve only for the unexpired term. Directors shall be 30 eligible for reappointment. 31 In making the initial appointments of the 2 additional 32 directors provided for by this amendatory Act of 1980, the 33 respective terms of the 2 additional directors first -3- LRB9206255RCcd 1 appointed shall be designated by the Governor at the time of 2 appointment in such manner that the term of one such 3 additional director shall expire at the same time as the 4 terms of 4 of the other directors and the term of the other 5 additional director shall expire at the same time as the 6 terms of 3 of the other directors; thereafter the terms shall 7 be 4 years. 8 Each such director, other than ex officio members shall 9 receive an annual salary of $15,000, or as set by the 10 Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater, payable in 11 monthly installments, and shall be reimbursed for necessary 12 expenses incurred in the performance of his duties. 13 A director who also holds an elected office may not 14 receive any contributions from individuals who are vendors 15 for the Authority. 16 (Source: P.A. 86-1164.) 17 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 18 becoming law.
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