2013 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 110 - HIGHER EDUCATION
110 ILCS 940/ - Governor's Scholars Board of Sponsors Act.
(110 ILCS 940/0.01) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b130)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Governor's Scholars Board of Sponsors Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
110 ILCS 940/1
(110 ILCS 940/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b131)
Sec. 1. There is created a Board of Sponsors of The Governor's Scholars, consisting of 10 members, 5 of whom shall be named by the Governor. The Director of the Department of Central Management Services shall be an ex officio member, and there shall be 5 academic members who shall be named from cooperating universities by the Governor. Members shall serve until July 1 of each odd-numbered year and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Successors to academic members shall be appointed during the month of June in each odd numbered year. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments are made. Appointments shall be in writing and filed with the Secretary of State as public records. The Board of Sponsors shall elect its own chairman, and a program coordinator for The Governor's Scholars who shall serve as Secretary of the Board of Sponsors without vote.
Members of the Board of Sponsors shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses in connection with the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)
110 ILCS 940/2
(110 ILCS 940/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b132)
The Board of Sponsors shall:
(a) Investigate, establish, develop and publicize appropriate courses, curricula, and programs whereby university graduates, holding at least the degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, may pursue advanced studies concurrently with service as The Governor's Scholars, such service to be credited towards advanced degrees.
(b) Recruit, select and appoint The Governor's Scholars for non-renewable internships not to exceed three years.
(c) Establish the stipends for The Governor's Scholars, which shall be payable in whole or in part out of appropriations to the Board of Sponsors, and assign scholars to suitable positions in the Office of the Governor for the pursuit of study or research.
(d) Undertake studies and from time to time make recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor for programs and joint State government-university arrangements to encourage the recruitment and retention of holders of university graduate degrees in State government service in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-1907.)
110 ILCS 940/3
(110 ILCS 940/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b133)
The Board of Sponsors is authorized to accept grants of funds from foundations or other private sources and to expend such funds, in addition to amounts appropriated to carry out the provisions of this Act. If any charitable foundation shall make a grant of funds to a cooperating university for the payment of the expenses of administration of The Governor's Scholars program and the payment of a share of the compensation to be awarded to such interns, the cooperating university shall (1) designate the program coordinator, (2) pay the expenses of administration of the program, and (3) pay at least one-half share of the stipends awarded to such scholars. The balance of the stipends awarded to State Government scholars shall be payable out of appropriations to the Board of Sponsors.
(Source: P.A. 76-1907.)
110 ILCS 940/4
(110 ILCS 940/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b134)
Sec. 4. The Board of Sponsors shall make a detailed report of its activities and recommendations to the 77th General Assembly and to the Governor not later than February 1, 1971 and by February 1 of each odd numbered year thereafter and shall submit recommendations for such legislation as it deems necessary.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)
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