|Public Act 094-0996
||LRB094 17975 RSP 53278 b
AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Mississippi River Coordinating Council Act.
The Mississippi River is
the primary water artery for the economic development of the
United States. The restoration and conservation of the
Mississippi River and its tributaries is in the economic and
ecological interest of the citizens of this State. It is
further in the public interest to establish, implement and
monitor water management projects run by local, state, federal
and not-for-profit entities.
Mississippi River Coordinating Council.
(a) There is established the Mississippi River
Coordinating Council (Council), consisting of 13 voting
members to be appointed by the Governor. One member shall be
the Lieutenant Governor who shall serve as a voting member and
as chairperson of the Council. The agency members of the
Council shall include the Directors, or their designees, of the
following: the Department of Agriculture, the Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, and the
Department of Transportation. In addition, the Council shall
include one member representing Soil and Water Conservation
Districts located in the proximity of the Mississippi River and
its tributaries, and 6 members representing local communities,
not-for-profit organizations working to protect the
Mississippi River and its tributaries, businesses,
agriculture, recreation, conservation, and the environment.
(b) The Governor may appoint, as ex-officio members,