Public Act 90-0809 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0809

HB0470 Enrolled                                LRB9002199DPcc

    AN ACT to amend the Illinois Forestry Development Act  by
changing Section 6a.

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

    Section 5.  The  Illinois  Forestry  Development  Act  is
amended by changing Section 6a as follows:

    (525 ILCS 15/6a) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9106a)
    Sec. 6a. Illinois Forestry Development Council.
    (a)  The  Illinois Forestry Development Council is hereby
    (b)  The Council shall consist of 24 members appointed as
         (1)  four  members  of  the  General  Assembly,  one
    appointed by the President of the Senate,  one  appointed
    by  the  Senate  Minority  Leader,  one  appointed by the
    Speaker  of  the  House  of  Representatives,   and   one
    appointed by the House Minority Leader;
         (2)  one   member   appointed  by  the  Governor  to
    represent the Governor;
         (3)  the Directors of  the  Departments  of  Natural
    Resources,   Agriculture,   and  Commerce  and  Community
    Affairs, the Executive  Director  of  the  Illinois  Farm
    Development  Authority, and the Director of the Office of
    Rural Affairs, or their designees;
         (4)  the chairman of the Department of Forestry or a
    forestry  academician,   appointed   by   the   Dean   of
    Agriculture    at   Southern   Illinois   University   at
         (5)  the head of the Department of Natural Resources
    and Environmental Sciences  or  a  forestry  academician,
    appointed by the Dean of Agriculture at the University of
         (6)  two  members,  appointed  by  the Governor, who
    shall be private timber growers;
         (7)  one member, appointed by the president  of  the
    Illinois Wood Products Association, who shall be involved
    in primary forestry industry;
         (8)  one  member,  appointed by the president of the
    Illinois Wood Products Association, who shall be involved
    in secondary forestry industry;
         (9)  one  member  who  is   actively   involved   in
    environmental issues, appointed by the Governor;
         (10)  the  president  of the Association of Illinois
    Soil and Water Conservation Districts;
         (11)  two  persons  who  are  actively  engaged   in
    farming, appointed by the Governor;
         (12)  one  member,  appointed by the Governor, whose
    primary area of expertise is urban forestry;
         (13)  one member appointed by the President  of  the
    Illinois Arborists Association;
         (14)  The  Supervisor of the Shawnee National Forest
    and the United States Department of  Agriculture  Natural
    Resource Conservation Service's State Conservationist, ex
    officio, or their designees.
    (c)  Members   of   the   Council   shall  serve  without
compensation but shall  be  reimbursed  for  actual  expenses
incurred  in  the  performance  of their duties which are not
otherwise reimbursed.
    (d)  The Council  shall  select  from  its  membership  a
chairperson   and   such   other  officers  as  it  considers
    (e)  Other individuals, agencies and organizations may be
invited to participate as deemed advisable by the Council.
    (f)  The Council shall study and  evaluate  the  forestry
resources  and  forestry  industry  of Illinois.  The Council
         (1)  determine the magnitude, nature and  extent  of
    the State's forestry resources;
         (2)  determine   current  uses  and  project  future
    demand for forest  products,  services  and  benefits  in
         (3)  determine    and    evaluate    the   ownership
    characteristics of the State's forests, the  motives  for
    forest  ownership and the success of incentives necessary
    to stimulate development of forest resources;
         (4)  determine   the   economic   development    and
    management   opportunities   that   could   result   from
    improvements   in   local  and  regional  forest  product
    marketing and from the establishment of new or additional
    wood-related businesses in Illinois;
         (5)  confer  with  and  offer  assistance   to   the
    Illinois  Farm  Development  Authority  relating  to  its
    implementation  of  forest  industry  assistance programs
    authorized by the Illinois Farm Development Act;
         (6)  determine  the  opportunities  for   increasing
    employment  and  economic  growth  through development of
    forest resources;
         (7)  determine the effect  of  current  governmental
    policies  and  regulations on the management of woodlands
    and the location of wood products markets;
         (8)  determine the staffing and  funding  needs  for
    forestry  and  other conservation programs to support and
    enhance forest resources development;
         (9)  determine  the  needs  of  forestry   education
    programs in this State;
         (10)  confer   with  and  offer  assistance  to  the
    Department  of  Natural   Resources   relating   to   the
    implementation   of   urban  forestry  assistance  grants
    pursuant to the Urban and Community  Forestry  Assistance
    Act; and
         (11)  determine soil and water conservation benefits
    and  wildlife  habitat enhancement opportunities that can
    be promoted through approved forestry management plans.
    (g)  The  Council   shall   report   its   findings   and
recommendations  for  future  State  action  to  the  General
Assembly no later than July 1 of each year, 1988.
    (h)  This Section 6a is repealed December 31, 2008 1998.
(Source: P.A.  89-445,  eff.  2-7-96;  89-626,  eff.  8-9-96;
90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

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

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