Public Act 90-0280 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0280

HB0741 Enrolled                                LRB9003104THpk

    AN ACT to amend the School Code by changing Section 3-1.

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.   The  School  Code  is  amended  by changing
Section 3-1 as follows:

    (105 ILCS 5/3-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 3-1)
    Sec. 3-1.  Election;  eligibility.   Quadrennially  there
shall  be  elected  in  every county, except those which have
been consolidated  into  a  multicounty  educational  service
region  under Article 3A and except those having a population
of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants, and beginning  in  1994  in
that  portion of a Class II county outside a city of  500,000
or more inhabitants and constituting an  educational  service
region, a regional superintendent of schools, who shall enter
upon  the  discharge  of  his  duties  on the first Monday of
August next after his election; provided, however,  that  the
term  of office of each regional superintendent of schools in
office on June 30, 2003 November 30, 2002  is  terminated  on
July  1,  2003  December  1,  2002,  except that an incumbent
regional superintendent of schools shall  continue  to  serve
until  his  successor  is  elected  and  qualified,  and each
regional superintendent of schools  elected  at  the  general
election in 2002 and every four years thereafter shall assume
office  on  the  first  day  of  July December next after his
election. No one is eligible to  file  his  petition  at  any
primary  election  for  the  nomination  as candidate for the
office of regional superintendent of  schools  nor  to  enter
upon  the  duties  of  such  office  either  by  election  or
appointment unless he possesses the following qualifications:
(1)  he  is  of good character, (2) he has a master's degree,
(3) he has earned at least 20 semester  hours  of  credit  in
professional  education at the graduate level, (4) he holds a
valid all grade supervisory  certificate  or  a  valid  state
limited  supervisory  certificate,  or  a  valid  state  life
supervisory    certificate,   or   a   valid   administrative
certificate, (5) he has had at least 4  years  experience  in
teaching,  and (6) he was engaged for at least 2 years of the
4 previous years in full time teaching or supervising in  the
common  public  schools or serving as a county superintendent
of schools or  regional  superintendent  of  schools  for  an
educational service region in the State of Illinois.
    No  petition  of  any  candidate  for  nomination for the
office of regional superintendent of schools may be filed and
no such candidate's name  may  be  placed  on  a  primary  or
general  election ballot, unless such candidate files as part
of his  petition  a  certificate  from  the  State  Board  of
Education certifying that from the records of its office such
candidate  has  the  qualifications required by this Section;
however, any incumbent filing his petition for nomination for
a succeeding term of office shall not be required  to  attach
such certificate to his petition of candidacy.
    Nomination  papers filed under this Section are not valid
unless the candidate named  therein  files  with  the  county
clerk  or  State  Board  of Elections a statement of economic
interests as required by  the  Illinois  Governmental  Ethics
Act.  Such receipt shall be so filed either previously during
the calendar year in which his nomination papers  were  filed
or  within  the period for the filing of nomination papers in
accordance with the general election law.
    The changes in qualifications made by Public Act  76-1563
do not affect the right of an incumbent to seek reelection.
    On and after July 1, 1994, the provisions of this Section
shall  have  no application in any educational service region
having  a  population  of  2,000,000  or  more   inhabitants;
provided  further  that no election shall be held in November
of 1994 or at any other time  after  July  1,  1992  for  the
office of regional superintendent of schools in any county or
educational  service  region having a population of 2,000,000
or more inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 88-89; 89-383, eff. 8-18-95.)

    Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
becoming law.

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