Public Act 90-0284 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0284

SB770 Enrolled                                 LRB9003248THpk

    AN ACT to amend the Northern Illinois University  Law  by
changing Section 30-45.

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

    Section 5.   The  Northern  Illinois  University  Law  is
amended by changing Section 30-45 as follows:

    (110 ILCS 685/30-45)
    Sec.  30-45.  Powers  and  duties.   The Board also shall
have power and it shall be its duty:
    (1)  To  make  rules,   regulations   and   bylaws,   not
inconsistent  with  law, for the government and management of
Northern Illinois University and its branches;
    (2)  To  employ,  and,  for  good  cause,  to  remove   a
President  of Northern Illinois University, and all necessary
deans,   professors,    associate    professors,    assistant
professors, instructors, other educational and administrative
assistants,   and  all  other  necessary  employees,  and  to
prescribe their duties and contract with  them  upon  matters
relating  to  tenure,  salaries  and  retirement  benefits in
accordance with the State  Universities  Civil  Service  Act.
Whenever the Board establishes a search committee to fill the
position  of President of Northern Illinois University, there
shall be minority representation, including  women,  on  that
search  committee.  The Board shall, upon the written request
of an employee of Northern Illinois University, withhold from
the compensation of  that  employee  any  dues,  payments  or
contributions   payable   by   such  employee  to  any  labor
organization as defined in  the  Illinois  Educational  Labor
Relations  Act.   Under  such arrangement, an amount shall be
withheld from each regular payroll period which is  equal  to
the  pro  rata  share of the annual dues plus any payments or
contributions, and the Board shall transmit such withholdings
to the specified labor organization within  10  working  days
from the time of the withholding;
    (3)  To  prescribe  the  courses of study to be followed,
and textbooks and apparatus to be used at  Northern  Illinois
    (4)  To  issue  upon  the  recommendation of the faculty,
diplomas to such persons as have satisfactorily completed the
required studies of Northern Illinois University, and  confer
such   professional  and  literary  degrees  as  are  usually
conferred by other institutions of like character for similar
or equivalent courses of study, or such as the Board may deem
    (5)  To examine  into  the  conditions,  management,  and
administration  of  Northern  Illinois University, to provide
the requisite buildings, apparatus, equipment  and  auxiliary
enterprises,  and  to  fix  and  collect  matriculation fees;
tuition fees; fees for student activities; fees  for  student
facilities such as student union buildings or field houses or
stadia  or  other  recreational  facilities;  student welfare
fees; laboratory fees; and  similar  fees  for  supplies  and
materials.  The expense of the building, improving, repairing
and supplying fuel and furniture and the necessary appliances
and apparatus for conducting  Northern  Illinois  University,
the  reimbursed  expenses  of  members  of the Board, and the
salaries or compensation of the President, assistants, agents
and other employees of Northern Illinois University, shall be
a charge upon the State Treasury.  All other  expenses  shall
be  chargeable against students, and the Board shall regulate
the charges accordingly;
    (6)  To succeed to and to administer  all  trusts,  trust
property,  and gifts now or hereafter belonging or pertaining
to Northern Illinois University;
    (7)  To   accept   endowments   of   professorships    or
departments  in  Northern Illinois University from any person
who may proffer them and, at regular meetings,  to  prescribe
rules  and  regulations in relation to endowments and declare
on what general principles they may be accepted;
    (8)  To enter into contracts with the Federal  government
for  providing  courses  of instruction and other services at
Northern Illinois University for persons serving in  or  with
the  military  or  naval  forces of the United States, and to
provide such courses of instruction and other services;
    (9)  To contract with respect to the Cooperative Computer
Center  to  obtain  services  related  to   electronic   data
    (10)  To  provide  for  the  receipt  and expenditures of
Federal funds paid to Northern  Illinois  University  by  the
Federal  government  for  instruction  and other services for
persons serving in or with the military or  naval  forces  of
the United States, and to provide for audits of such funds;
    (11)  To appoint, subject to the applicable civil service
law,   persons   to  be  members  of  the  Northern  Illinois
University  Police  Department.   Members   of   the   Police
Department  shall  be  conservators  of the peace and as such
have  all  powers  possessed  by  policemen  in  cities,  and
sheriffs, including the power to  make  arrests  on  view  or
warrants  of  violations  of State statutes, University rules
and regulations and city or county  ordinances,  except  that
they  may  exercise  such powers only within counties wherein
Northern Illinois University  and  any  of  its  branches  or
properties   are  located  when  such  is  required  for  the
protection of University properties and  interests,  and  its
students  and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties,
when requested by appropriate State or local law  enforcement
officials.  However,  such  officers  shall  have no power to
serve and execute civil processes;
    (12)  The Board may,  directly  or  in  cooperation  with
other  institutions  of higher education, acquire by purchase
or lease  or  otherwise,  and  construct,  enlarge,  improve,
equip,  complete,  operate,  control  and manage research and
high technology parks, together  with  the  necessary  lands,
buildings,   facilities,  equipment,  and  personal  property
therefor, to encourage and facilitate (i)  the  location  and
development   of  business  and  industry  in  the  State  of
Illinois, and (ii) the increased application and  development
of  technology,  and (iii) the improvement and development of
the State's  economy.   The  Board  may  lease  to  nonprofit
corporations   all  or  any  part  of  the  land,  buildings,
facilities,  equipment  or  other  property  included  in   a
research  and  high  technology  park  upon  such  terms  and
conditions as the Board may deem advisable and enter into any
contract or agreement with such nonprofit corporations as may
be  necessary  or  suitable  for the construction, financing,
operation and maintenance and management of  any  such  park;
and   may   lease   to   any  person,  firm,  partnership  or
corporation, either public or private, any part or all of the
land, building, facilities, equipment or  other  property  of
such  park for such purposes and upon such rentals, terms and
conditions as the Board may deem advisable; and  may  finance
all  or  part  of  the  cost  of any such park, including the
purchase, lease, construction,  reconstruction,  improvement,
remodeling, addition to, and extension and maintenance of all
or  part  of such high technology park, and all equipment and
furnishings,  by   legislative   appropriations,   government
grants,  contracts,  private  gifts, loans, receipts from the
operation of such high technology park, rentals  and  similar
receipts;  and  may  make  its  other facilities and services
available to tenants or other occupants of any such  park  at
rates which are reasonable and appropriate.
    (13)  To   assist  in  the  provision  of  buildings  and
facilities  beneficial  to,  useful  for,  or  supportive  of
university  purposes,  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  Northern
Illinois University may exercise the  following  powers  with
regard  to  the  area  located on or adjacent to the Northern
Illinois  University DeKalb campus and bounded as follows:
Parcel 1:
    In Township 40 North, Range 4 East, of  the  Third  Prime
    Meridian,  County  of DeKalb, State of Illinois: The East
    half  of  the  Southeast  Quarter  of  Section  17,   the
    Southwest  Quarter  of  Section  16,  and  the  Northwest
    Quarter  of  Section  21,  all  in  the County of DeKalb,
Parcel 2:
    In Township 40 North, Range 4 East, of  the  Third  Prime
    Meridian,  County  of  DeKalb,  State of Illinois: On the
    North, by a line beginning at the Northwest corner of the
    Southeast Quarter of  Section  15;  thence  East  1,903.3
    feet;  thence  South  to  the North line of the Southeast
    Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of  Section  15;  thence
    East  along  said line to North First Street; on the West
    by Garden Road  between  Lucinda  Avenue  and  the  North
    boundary;  thence  on the South by Lucinda Avenue between
    Garden Road and the intersection of  Lucinda  Avenue  and
    the  South  Branch  of  the  Kishwaukee River, and by the
    South  Branch  of  the  Kishwaukee  River  between   such
    intersection  and  easterly  to  the intersection of such
    river and North First Street; thence on the East by North
    First Street.
    (a)  Acquire  any  interests  in  land,   buildings,   or
facilities by purchase, including installments payable over a
period  allowed by law, by lease over a term of such duration
as the Board of Trustees shall determine, or by  exercise  of
the power of eminent domain;
    (b)  Sublease    or    contract   to   purchase   through
installments all or any portion of  buildings  or  facilities
for  such duration and on such terms as the Board of Trustees
shall determine, including  a  term  that  exceeds  5  years,
provided  that  each such lease or purchase contract shall be
and shall recite  that  it  is  subject  to  termination  and
cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails
to  make  an  appropriation  to  pay  the  rent  or  purchase
installments  payable  under  the  terms  of  such  lease  or
purchase contracts; and
    (c)  Sell  property  without  compliance  with  the State
Property Control Act and retain proceeds  in  the  University
treasury  in  a  special,  separate  development fund account
which the Auditor General shall examine to assure  compliance
with this Act.
    Any  buildings  or facilities to be developed on the land
shall be buildings or facilities that, in  the  determination
of  the  Board  of Trustees, in whole or in part: (i) are for
use  by  the  University;  or  (ii)  otherwise  advance   the
interests  of  the  University, including, by way of example,
residential,   recreational,   educational,   and    athletic
facilities  for  University staff and students and commercial
facilities which provide services needed  by  the  University
community.  Revenues from the development fund account may be
withdrawn by the University for the purpose of demolition and
the  processes  associated  with demolition; routine land and
property acquisition;  extension  of  utilities;  streetscape
work;   landscape   work;   surface  and  structure  parking;
sidewalks, recreational paths, and street  construction;  and
lease  and  lease  purchase arrangements and the professional
services associated with the planning and development of  the
area.   Moneys from the development fund account used for any
other purpose must be deposited into  and  appropriated  from
the  General Revenue Fund.  Buildings or facilities leased to
an entity or person other than the University  shall  not  be
subject  to  any  limitations applicable to a State-supported
college or university under any law.  All development on  the
land  and all the use of any buildings or facilities shall be
subject to the control and approval of the Board of  Trustees
of Northern Illinois University.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)

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