2018 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 15 - EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
15 ILCS 50/ - Gubernatorial Boards and Commissions Act.

(15 ILCS 50/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Gubernatorial Boards and Commissions Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09.)


(15 ILCS 50/5)
Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
"Board" means a board authorized or created by executive order of the Governor, statute, or the Illinois Constitution to which the Governor has authority (whether or not exercised) to appoint one or more members.
"Commission" means a commission or other body authorized or created by executive order of the Governor, statute, or the Illinois Constitution to which the Governor has authority (whether or not exercised) to appoint one or more members.
"Office" means the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions, or a successor entity within the Governor's administration.
"Sexual orientation" shall have the same meaning as in Section 1-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-234, eff. 1-1-18.)


(15 ILCS 50/10)
Sec. 10. Repository of board and commission membership; meeting notices.
(a) The Office shall establish and maintain on the Internet a centralized, searchable database, freely accessible to the public, of information relating to appointed positions on the State's boards and commissions.
The database shall include, at a minimum:
(1) The qualifications for, and the powers, duties,

and responsibilities of, each appointed position on each of the State's boards and commissions.

(2) The name and term of each current appointed

member of a board or commission.

(3) Each current vacancy in appointed membership of

each of the State's boards and commissions.

(4) Information as to how a person may apply for

appointment to a board or commission, including a uniform application that may be downloaded and printed or that may be submitted electronically. Such application shall include a data field where an applicant shall disclose his or her ethnicity, gender and disability status for reporting purposes. Additionally, such application shall include a data field where an applicant may optionally disclose his or her sexual orientation for reporting purposes.

(5) A link to that section of the Secretary of

State's website that allows the public to search Statements of Economic Interest filed with the Secretary of State.

(b) In addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of this Section, the Office shall establish and maintain on the Internet:
(1) a centralized location for an electronic mail

listserv for subscribers to receive notices of the meetings of each board and commission and the meeting's agenda; and

(2) a listing of the meeting times and agendas for

each board and commission.

The Office shall send and post meeting notices and agendas pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) at least 48 hours before each meeting. For the purposes of this subsection (b), "electronic mail listserv" means an automatic mailing list server used to manage electronic mail transmissions to a list of subscribers.
(Source: P.A. 99-218, eff. 1-1-16; 100-234, eff. 1-1-18.)


(15 ILCS 50/15)
Sec. 15. Eligibility for appointment or reappointment to certain boards and commissions.
(a) For the purpose of this Section, "appointment or reappointment" means appointment or reappointment by the Governor to:
(1) A board or commission composed of members whose

appointment or reappointment requires the advice and consent of the Senate, and whose members: (i) are entitled to compensation for their service beyond reimbursement of expenses; (ii) have statutory authority to regulate or oversee the business or activities of individuals, private entities, or public bodies; (iii) have statutory authority to issue or approve professional licenses; (iv) have statutory authority to conduct, or review the decision resulting from, any arbitration, adjudication, administrative, or quasi-judicial proceeding; or (v) have statutory authority to award grants.

(2) The governing board of a retirement system

established by Article 14, 15, or 16 of the Illinois Pension Code.

(3) The Illinois State Board of Investment.
(4) The Illinois Board of Higher Education.
(5) The governing board of a State university.
(b) a person is ineligible for appointment or reappointment after the effective date of this Act if the person fails to file a disclosure of conflicts of interests and a statement of economic interests as required by Section 3A-30 and Article 4A, respectively, of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall impair the ability of a person serving on a board or commission on the effective date of this Act to complete his or her current term of membership.
(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09.)


(15 ILCS 50/20)
Sec. 20. Board or commission website. A board or commission that maintains a website and has a full-time information technology staff shall make freely available to the public on that website the following:
(1) Any audio or video recordings of each of its

regular or special open meetings, for a period of at least 2 years after the date of the meeting.

(2) Minutes of each of its regular or special

meetings, for a period of at least 2 years after the date of the meeting.

(3) A regularly updated schedule of its future

meeting dates and agenda.

(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09.)


(15 ILCS 50/25)
Sec. 25. Demographic composition; report. Beginning October 1, 2015 and for each year thereafter, the Governor shall file a report with the General Assembly detailing the following information:
(1) the demographic information (ethnicity, gender,

and disability status) of each appointment made by the Governor between July 1 of the prior year through June 30 of the reporting year. Such demographic information shall also include the voluntarily and publicly disclosed sexual orientation of each appointment;

(2) the aggregate demographic information for those

persons who applied for an appointment with the Governor's office, but were not appointed between July 1 of the prior year through June 30 of the reporting year. Such aggregate demographic information shall also include the voluntarily and publicly disclosed sexual orientation of those applicants; and

(3) the demographic composition of the gubernatorial

appointees on each board, commission, and task force as of June 30 of the reporting year. Such demographic composition information shall also include the voluntarily and publicly disclosed sexual orientation of each appointee.

The Governor shall electronically publish an annual report detailing the demographic composition of the gubernatorial appointees on each board, commission, and task force as of the date of the report.
(Source: P.A. 100-234, eff. 1-1-18.)


(15 ILCS 50/40)
Sec. 40. Savings provision. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to contravene any State or federal law.
(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09.)


(15 ILCS 50/90)
Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09; text omitted.)


(15 ILCS 50/97)
Sec. 97. Severability. The provisions of this Act are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09.)


(15 ILCS 50/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 96-543, eff. 8-17-09.)


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