Public Act 100-0935
SB2884 EnrolledLRB100 18738 MJP 33972 b

    AN ACT concerning public employee benefits.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by changing
Section 7-175.1 as follows:
    (40 ILCS 5/7-175.1)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-175.1)
    Sec. 7-175.1. Election of employee and annuitant trustees.
    (a) The board shall prepare and send ballots and ballot
envelopes to the employees and annuitants eligible to vote as
of September of that year. The ballots shall contain the names
of all candidates in alphabetical order and an appropriate
place where a name may be written in on the ballot. The ballot
envelope shall have on the outside a form of certificate
stating that the person voting the ballot is a participating
employee or annuitant entitled to vote.
    (b) Employees and annuitants, upon receipt of the ballot,
shall vote the ballot and place it in the ballot envelope, seal
the envelope, execute the certificate thereon and return the
ballot to the Fund.
    (c) The board shall set a final date for ballot return, and
ballots received prior to that date in a ballot envelope with a
properly executed certificate and properly voted, shall be
valid ballots.
    (d) The board shall set a day for counting the ballots and
name judges and clerks of election to conduct the count of
ballots, and shall make any rules and regulations necessary for
the conduct of the count.
    (e) No election under this Section shall be required if a
candidate is deemed the winner under subsection (g) of Section
    (f) Nothing in this Section shall preclude the Board from
adopting rules that provide for Internet balloting or phone
balloting in addition to election by mail under this Section.
An Internet or phone ballot cast in accordance with rules
adopted under this subsection shall be a valid ballot.
(Source: P.A. 98-932, eff. 8-15-14.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2019.

Effective Date: 1/1/2019