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92nd General Assembly

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 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,
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 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
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 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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