2021 Illinois Compiled Statutes
5 ILCS 310/ - Gender Balanced Appointments Act.

(5 ILCS 310/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 4301)

Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Gender Balanced Appointments Act.

(Source: P.A. 87-797.)


(5 ILCS 310/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 4302)

Sec. 2. All appointments to boards, commissions, committees and councils of the State created by the laws of this State and after the effective date of this Act shall be gender balanced to the extent possible and to the extent that appointees are qualified to serve on those boards, commissions, committees and councils. If gender balance is not possible, then appointments shall provide for significant representation of both sexes to boards, commissions, committees and councils governed by this Act and Section 5-510 of the Departments of State Government Law (20 ILCS 5/5-510). If there are multiple appointing authorities for a board, commission, committee, or council, they shall each strive to achieve gender balance in their appointments.

Appointments made in accordance with this Act should be made in a manner that makes a good faith attempt to seek gender balance based on the numbers of each gender belonging to the group from which appointments are made.

(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

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