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    (110 ILCS 520/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 650)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Southern Illinois University Management Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 520/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 651)
    Sec. 1. There is hereby created a body politic and corporate which shall be styled the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University to operate, manage, control and maintain the University, hereinafter called the Board.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1407.)

    (110 ILCS 520/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 652)
    Sec. 2. The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or his chief assistant for liaison with higher education when designated to serve in his place, ex‑officio, and one voting student member designated by the Governor from one campus of the University and one nonvoting student member from the campus of the University not represented by the voting student member. The Governor shall designate one of the student members serving on the Board to serve as the voting student member. Each student member shall be chosen by the respective campuses of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Edwardsville. The method of choosing these student members shall be by campus‑wide student election, and any student designated by the Governor to be a voting student member shall be one of the students chosen by this method. The student members shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student members initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30. To be eligible for selection as a student member and to be eligible to remain as a voting or nonvoting student member of the Board, a student member must be a resident of this State, must have and maintain a grade point average that is equivalent to at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a full time student enrolled at all times during his or her term of office except for that part of the term which follows the completion of the last full regular semester of an academic year and precedes the first full regular semester of the succeeding academic year at the university (sometimes commonly referred to as the summer session or summer school). If a voting or nonvoting student member serving on the Board fails to continue to meet or maintain the residency, minimum grade point average, or enrollment requirement established by this Section, his or her membership on the Board shall be deemed to have terminated by operation of law. No more than 4 of the members appointed by the Governor shall be affiliated with the same political party. Each member appointed by the Governor must be a resident of this State. A failure to meet or maintain this residency requirement constitutes a resignation from and creates a vacancy in the Board. Upon the expiration of the terms of members appointed by the Governor, their respective successors shall be appointed for terms of 6 years from the third Monday in January of each odd‑numbered year and until their respective successors are appointed for like terms. If the Senate is not in session appointments shall be made as in the case of vacancies.
(Source: P.A. 91‑778, eff. 1‑1‑01; 91‑798, eff. 7‑9‑00; 92‑16, eff. 6‑28‑01.)

    (110 ILCS 520/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 653)
    Sec. 3. All the rights, powers, and duties, vested by law in the Teachers College Board, and in the Department of Regulation and Education relating to the operation, management, control and maintenance of Southern Illinois University are hereby transferred to and vested in the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1619.)

    (110 ILCS 520/4)(from Ch. 144, par. 654)
    Sec. 4. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reasonable amounts for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. Such expenses incurred by any non‑voting student member may, at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board, be provided for by advance payment to such member, who shall account therefor to the Board immediately after each meeting.
    No member of the Board shall hold or be employed in or appointed to any office or place under the authority of the Board, nor shall any member of the Board be directly or indirectly interested in any contract made by the Board, nor shall he be an employee of the State Government. This section does not prohibit the student members of the Board from maintaining normal and official status as enrolled students or normal student employment at Southern Illinois University.
(Source: P.A. 93‑1096, eff. 1‑1‑06.)

    (110 ILCS 520/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 655)
    Sec. 5. Members of the Board shall elect annually by secret ballot from their own number a chairman who shall preside over meetings of the Board and a secretary.
    Meetings of the Board shall be held at least once each quarter on a campus of Southern Illinois University. At all regular meetings of the Board, a majority of its voting members shall constitute a quorum. The student members shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the right to make and second motions and to attend executive sessions, other than the right to vote, except that the student member designated by the Governor as the voting student member shall have the right to vote on all Board matters except those involving faculty tenure, faculty promotion or any issue on which the student member has a direct conflict of interest. A student member who is not entitled to vote on a measure at a meeting of the Board or any of its committees shall not be considered a member for the purpose of determining whether a quorum is present at the time that measure is voted upon. No action of the Board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the Board, or by reason of any failure to select a student member.
    Special meetings of the Board may be called by the chairman of the Board or by any 3 members of the Board.
    At each regular and special meeting that is open to the public, members of the public and employees of the University shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to make comments to or ask questions of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 91‑715, eff. 1‑1‑01; 91‑778, eff. 1‑1‑01; 92‑16, eff. 6‑28‑01.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 656)
    Sec. 6. Ex‑officio Treasurer of the Board.
    The Board shall designate a member of the University staff as treasurer to serve the Board, but not as a member, and shall furnish a bond in such amount and with such security as is satisfactory to the Board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3863.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6.5)
    Sec. 6.5. Corn to ethanol. The Board shall operate and manage the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant for the purpose of reducing the costs of producing ethanol through the development and commercialization of new production technologies, equipment, processes, feedstocks, and new value added co‑products and by‑products. This work shall be conducted under the review and guidance of the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board. The ethanol production research shall be conducted at the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant in cooperation with other universities, industry, State agencies, and the federal government.
(Source: P.A. 92‑736, eff. 7‑25‑02.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6.6)
    Sec. 6.6. The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
    (a) There is established the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board (the "Advisory Board").
    (b) The Advisory Board shall be composed of 13 members including: the President of Southern Illinois University who shall be Chairman; the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; the Director of Agriculture; the President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association; the President of the National Corn Growers Association; the President of the Renewable Fuels Association; the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science, University of Illinois at Champaign‑Urbana; and 6 at‑large members appointed by the Governor representing the ethanol industry, growers, suppliers, and universities.
    (c) The 6 at‑large members shall serve a term of 4 years. The Advisory Board shall meet at least annually or at the call of the Chairman. At any time a majority of the Advisory Board may petition the Chairman for a meeting of the Board. Seven members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum.
    (d) The Advisory Board shall:
        (1) Review the annual operating plans and budget of
     the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
        (2) Advise on research and development priorities
     and projects to be carried out at the Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
        (3) Advise on policies and procedures regarding the
     management and operation of the ethanol research pilot plant. This may include contracts, project selection, and personnel issues.
        (4) Develop bylaws.
        (5) Submit a final report to the Governor and
     General Assembly outlining the progress and accomplishments made during the year along with a financial report for the year.
        (6) Establish and operate, subject to specific
     appropriation for the purpose of providing facility operating funds, the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as a State Biorefining Center of Excellence with the following purposes and goals:
            (A) To utilize interdisciplinary,
         interinstitutional, and industrial collaborations to conduct research.
            (B) To provide training and services to the
         ethanol fuel industry to make projects and training to advance the biofuels industry in the State more affordable for the institutional and industrial bodies, including, but not limited to, Illinois farmer‑owned ethanol cooperatives.
            (C) To coordinate near‑term industry research
         needs and laboratory services by identifying needs and pursuing federal and other funding sources.
            (D) To develop and provide hands‑on training to
         prepare students for the biofuels workforce and train workforce reentrants.
            (E) To serve as an independent, third‑party
         source for review, testing, validation standardization, and definition in areas of industry need.
            (F) To provide seminars, tours, and informational
         sessions advocating renewable energy.
            (G) To provide consultation services and
         information for those interested in renewable energy.
            (H) To develop demonstration projects by pursuing
         federal and other funding sources.
    (e) The Advisory Board established by this Section is a continuation, as changed by the Section, of the Board established under Section 8a of the Energy Conservation and Coal Act and repealed by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94‑793, eff. 5‑19‑06; 95‑99, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 657)
    Sec. 7. The Board shall have power to enter into contracts, to sue and be sued, provided that any suit against the Board based upon a claim sounding in tort must be filed in the Court of Claims, to acquire, hold and convey real property as it shall deem appropriate and personal property in accordance with the State Property Control Act, and to expend the funds appropriated to the University; provided that the Board in the exercise of the powers conferred by this Act shall not create any liability or indebtedness of funds from the Treasury of the State in excess of the funds appropriated to the University.
    Any lease to the Board of lands, buildings or facilities which will support scientific research and development in such areas as high technology, super computing, microelectronics, biotechnology, robotics, physics and engineering shall be for a term not to exceed 18 years, and may grant to the Board the option to purchase the lands, buildings or facilities. The lease 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 payable under the terms of the lease.
    Leases for the purposes described herein exceeding 5 years shall have the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
    The Board's power to enter into contracts includes but is not limited to the power to enter into contracts with municipalities within which the university or any branch thereof is located, in whole or in part, for such municipality to provide fire protection or other essential municipal services upon properties leased to for‑profit entities the title to which properties is held by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84‑780.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 657.1)
    Sec. 7.1. The Board shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1758.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7.2) (from Ch. 144, par. 657.2)
    Sec. 7.2. The Board shall, by January 1, 1985, submit to the office of the State Fire Marshal plans for a smoke detection system in all University dormitory corridors which shall be connected to a monitor panel and to a central fire alarm system.
(Source: P.A. 83‑719.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8)(from Ch. 144, par. 658)
    Sec. 8. Powers and Duties of the Board. The Board shall have power and it shall be its duty:
        1. To make rules, regulations and by‑laws, not
     inconsistent with law, for the government and management of Southern Illinois University and its branches;
        2. To employ, and, for good cause, to remove a
     president of Southern Illinois University, and all necessary deans, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and other educational and administrative assistants, and all other necessary employees, and contract with them upon matters relating to tenure, salaries and retirement benefits in accordance with the State Universities Civil Service Act; the Board shall, upon the written request of an employee of Southern 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. Whenever the Board establishes a search committee to fill the position of president of Southern Illinois University, there shall be minority representation, including women, on that search committee;
        3. To prescribe the course of study to be followed,
     and textbooks and apparatus to be used at Southern Illinois University;
        4. To issue upon the recommendation of the faculty,
     diplomas to such persons as have satisfactorily completed the required studies of Southern 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 appropriate;
        5. To examine into the conditions, management, and
     administration of Southern 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 stadium or other recreational facilities; student welfare fees; laboratory fees and similar fees for supplies and material;
        6. To succeed to and to administer all trusts, trust
     property, and gifts now or hereafter belonging or pertaining to Southern Illinois University;
        7. To accept endowments of professorships or
     departments in the 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 Southern 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 provide for the receipt and expenditures of
     Federal funds, paid to the Southern 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;
        10. To appoint, subject to the applicable civil
     service law, persons to be members of the Southern 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 the 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.
        The Board must authorize to each member of the
     Southern Illinois University Police Department and to any other employee of Southern Illinois University exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by Southern Illinois University and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by Southern Illinois University.
        10.5. To conduct health care programs in furtherance
     of its teaching, research, and public service functions, which shall include without limitation patient and ancillary facilities, institutes, clinics, or offices owned, leased, or purchased through an equity interest by the Board or its appointed designee to carry out such activities in the course of or in support of the Board's academic, clinical, and public service responsibilities.
        11. To administer a plan or plans established by the
     clinical faculty of the School of Medicine for the billing, collection and disbursement of charges for services performed in the course of or in support of the faculty's academic responsibilities, provided that such plan has been first approved by Board action. All such collections shall be deposited into a special fund or funds administered by the Board from which disbursements may be made according to the provisions of said plan. The reasonable costs incurred, by the University, administering the billing, collection and disbursement provisions of a plan shall have first priority for payment before distribution or disbursement for any other purpose. Audited financial statements of the plan or plans must be provided to the Legislative Audit Commission annually.
        The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by
     or through the School of Medicine, a managed care community network established under subsection (b) of Section 5‑11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
        12. The Board of Trustees 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 medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property therefor, to encourage and facilitate (a) the location and development of business and industry in the State of Illinois, and (b) the increased application and development of technology and (c) the improvement and development of the State's economy. The Board of Trustees may lease to nonprofit corporations all or any part of the land, buildings, facilities, equipment or other property included in a medical research and high technology park upon such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 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 of Trustees 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 borrow money, as necessary, from time to time
     in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the State of Illinois, or other revenues or receipts of the University, also known as anticipated moneys. The borrowing limit shall be capped at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other expense vouchers submitted and payable to the University for fiscal year 2010 expenses, but unpaid at the State Comptroller's office. Prior to borrowing any funds, the University shall request from the Comptroller's office a verification of the borrowing limit and shall include the estimated date on which such borrowing shall occur. The borrowing limit cap shall be verified by State Comptroller's office not prior to 45 days before any estimated date for executing any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13. The principal amount borrowed under a promissory note or line of credit shall not exceed 75% of the borrowing limit. Within 15 days after borrowing funds under any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13, the University shall submit to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and Minority Leader of the Senate, an Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan. The Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan shall outline the amount borrowed, the terms for repayment, the amount of outstanding State vouchers as verified by the State Comptroller's office, and the University's plan for expenditure of any borrowed funds, including, but not limited to, a detailed plan to meet payroll obligations to include collective bargaining employees, civil service employees, and academic, research, and health care personnel. The establishment of any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13 must be finalized within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The borrowed moneys shall be applied to the purposes of paying salaries and other expenses lawfully authorized in the University's State appropriation and unpaid by the State Comptroller. Any line of credit established under this item 13 shall be paid in full one year after creation or within 10 days after the date the University receives reimbursement from the State for all submitted fiscal year 2010 vouchers, whichever is earlier. Any promissory note established under this item 13 shall be repaid within one year after issuance of the note. The Chairman, Comptroller, or Treasurer of the Board shall execute a promissory note or similar debt instrument to evidence the indebtedness incurred by the borrowing. In connection with a borrowing, the Board may establish a line of credit with a financial institution, investment bank, or broker/dealer. The obligation to make the payments due under any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13 shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this item 13 shall not constitute a debt, legal or moral, of the State and shall not be enforceable against the State. The promissory note or line of credit shall be authorized by a resolution passed by the Board and shall be valid whether or not a budgeted item with respect to that resolution is included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the Board. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing, state an amount that the amount to be borrowed will not exceed, and establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act or 9%, whichever is less. The resolution may direct the Comptroller or Treasurer of the Board to make arrangements to set apart and hold the portion of the anticipated moneys, as received, that shall be used to repay the borrowing, subject to any prior pledges or restrictions with respect to the anticipated moneys. The resolution may also authorize the Treasurer of the Board to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the anticipated moneys become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the powers of the Board.
        For the purposes of this item 13, "financial
     institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association or government‑sponsored enterprise organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
    The powers of the Board as herein designated are subject to the Board of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 95‑158, eff. 8‑14‑07; 95‑876, eff. 8‑21‑08; 96‑909, eff. 6‑8‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8a) (from Ch. 144, par. 658a)
    Sec. 8a. (1) The Board shall provide each member of the Southern Illinois University Police Department without cost to him public liability insurance covering him for any liability which arises out of his employment to the extent of the insurance policy limits which shall be not less than $50,000.
    (2) The Board shall have power to insure the Board, the universities under Board jurisdiction, Board members, paid and unpaid employees of the Board, and any students, volunteer workers, visiting faculty and professionals who are agents of the Board in the performance or delivery of its programs or services against claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suits arising out of statements, acts or omissions in the discharge of their duties, which statements, acts or omissions do not involve intentional or willful and wanton misconduct on the part of such persons; and to insure against losses to real and personal property owned by the Board or in the actual or constructive custody of the Board and for loss of income from such real and personal property. The Board shall have power to defend, hold harmless and indemnify, in whole or in part, all persons as to whom any such insurance is provided. Pursuant to its power to insure, the Board may establish and accumulate reserves for payment of such claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suit awards or obtain insurance affording coverage for such matters. Reserves established by the Board for the foregoing purpose shall be subject to the following conditions:
    (a) The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary and proper, based on past experience or independent actuarial determinations;
    (b) All earnings derived from such reserves shall be considered part of the reserves and may be used only for the same purposes for which the reserves may be used;
    (c) Reserves may be used only for the purposes of making payments for civil suits, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including attorneys fees, claims investigation costs and actuarial studies associated with liabilities arising out of statements, acts or omissions of individuals in the discharge of their duties, which statements, acts or omissions do not involve intentional or willful and wanton misconduct on the part of such individuals, for payment of insurance premiums, and for the purposes of making payments for losses resulting from any insured peril;
    (d) All funds collected for the purposes specified in paragraph (c) or earmarked for such purposes must be placed in the reserves;
    (e) Whenever the reserves have a balance in excess of what is necessary and proper, then contributions, charges, assessments or other forms of funding for the reserves shall be appropriately decreased.
    (3) As to all claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suits covered by insurance provided by the Board or as to which the Board has not provided insurance, to the extent permitted by law, sovereign immunity shall apply and recourse shall be limited to the Court of Claims.
    (4) When permitted by law to enter into an agreement with any unit of government, institution of higher education, person, or corporation for the use of property or the performance of any function, service or act, the Board may agree to the sharing or allocation of liabilities and damages resulting from such use of property or performance of any function, service or act. Such agreement may provide for contribution or indemnification by any or all of the parties to the agreement upon any liability arising out of the performance of the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1126.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8b) (from Ch. 144, par. 658b)
    Sec. 8b. (a) If the Board has provided access to any of the campuses under its jurisdiction to persons or groups whose purpose is to make students aware of educational or occupational options, the board shall provide, on an equal basis, access to the official recruiting representatives of the armed forces of Illinois and the United States for the purpose of informing students of educational and career opportunities available to them in the military. The board is not required to give greater notice regarding the right of access to recruiting representatives than is given to other persons and groups.
    (b) The Board shall not bar or exclude from the curriculum, campus, or school facilities of Southern Illinois University any armed forces training program or organization operated under the authority of the United States government because the program or organization complies with rules, regulations, or policies of the United States government or any agency, branch, o

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Statutes > Illinois > Chapter110 > 1114

    (110 ILCS 520/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 650)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Southern Illinois University Management Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 520/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 651)
    Sec. 1. There is hereby created a body politic and corporate which shall be styled the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University to operate, manage, control and maintain the University, hereinafter called the Board.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1407.)

    (110 ILCS 520/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 652)
    Sec. 2. The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or his chief assistant for liaison with higher education when designated to serve in his place, ex‑officio, and one voting student member designated by the Governor from one campus of the University and one nonvoting student member from the campus of the University not represented by the voting student member. The Governor shall designate one of the student members serving on the Board to serve as the voting student member. Each student member shall be chosen by the respective campuses of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Edwardsville. The method of choosing these student members shall be by campus‑wide student election, and any student designated by the Governor to be a voting student member shall be one of the students chosen by this method. The student members shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student members initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30. To be eligible for selection as a student member and to be eligible to remain as a voting or nonvoting student member of the Board, a student member must be a resident of this State, must have and maintain a grade point average that is equivalent to at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a full time student enrolled at all times during his or her term of office except for that part of the term which follows the completion of the last full regular semester of an academic year and precedes the first full regular semester of the succeeding academic year at the university (sometimes commonly referred to as the summer session or summer school). If a voting or nonvoting student member serving on the Board fails to continue to meet or maintain the residency, minimum grade point average, or enrollment requirement established by this Section, his or her membership on the Board shall be deemed to have terminated by operation of law. No more than 4 of the members appointed by the Governor shall be affiliated with the same political party. Each member appointed by the Governor must be a resident of this State. A failure to meet or maintain this residency requirement constitutes a resignation from and creates a vacancy in the Board. Upon the expiration of the terms of members appointed by the Governor, their respective successors shall be appointed for terms of 6 years from the third Monday in January of each odd‑numbered year and until their respective successors are appointed for like terms. If the Senate is not in session appointments shall be made as in the case of vacancies.
(Source: P.A. 91‑778, eff. 1‑1‑01; 91‑798, eff. 7‑9‑00; 92‑16, eff. 6‑28‑01.)

    (110 ILCS 520/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 653)
    Sec. 3. All the rights, powers, and duties, vested by law in the Teachers College Board, and in the Department of Regulation and Education relating to the operation, management, control and maintenance of Southern Illinois University are hereby transferred to and vested in the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1619.)

    (110 ILCS 520/4)(from Ch. 144, par. 654)
    Sec. 4. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reasonable amounts for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. Such expenses incurred by any non‑voting student member may, at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board, be provided for by advance payment to such member, who shall account therefor to the Board immediately after each meeting.
    No member of the Board shall hold or be employed in or appointed to any office or place under the authority of the Board, nor shall any member of the Board be directly or indirectly interested in any contract made by the Board, nor shall he be an employee of the State Government. This section does not prohibit the student members of the Board from maintaining normal and official status as enrolled students or normal student employment at Southern Illinois University.
(Source: P.A. 93‑1096, eff. 1‑1‑06.)

    (110 ILCS 520/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 655)
    Sec. 5. Members of the Board shall elect annually by secret ballot from their own number a chairman who shall preside over meetings of the Board and a secretary.
    Meetings of the Board shall be held at least once each quarter on a campus of Southern Illinois University. At all regular meetings of the Board, a majority of its voting members shall constitute a quorum. The student members shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the right to make and second motions and to attend executive sessions, other than the right to vote, except that the student member designated by the Governor as the voting student member shall have the right to vote on all Board matters except those involving faculty tenure, faculty promotion or any issue on which the student member has a direct conflict of interest. A student member who is not entitled to vote on a measure at a meeting of the Board or any of its committees shall not be considered a member for the purpose of determining whether a quorum is present at the time that measure is voted upon. No action of the Board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the Board, or by reason of any failure to select a student member.
    Special meetings of the Board may be called by the chairman of the Board or by any 3 members of the Board.
    At each regular and special meeting that is open to the public, members of the public and employees of the University shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to make comments to or ask questions of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 91‑715, eff. 1‑1‑01; 91‑778, eff. 1‑1‑01; 92‑16, eff. 6‑28‑01.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 656)
    Sec. 6. Ex‑officio Treasurer of the Board.
    The Board shall designate a member of the University staff as treasurer to serve the Board, but not as a member, and shall furnish a bond in such amount and with such security as is satisfactory to the Board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3863.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6.5)
    Sec. 6.5. Corn to ethanol. The Board shall operate and manage the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant for the purpose of reducing the costs of producing ethanol through the development and commercialization of new production technologies, equipment, processes, feedstocks, and new value added co‑products and by‑products. This work shall be conducted under the review and guidance of the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board. The ethanol production research shall be conducted at the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant in cooperation with other universities, industry, State agencies, and the federal government.
(Source: P.A. 92‑736, eff. 7‑25‑02.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6.6)
    Sec. 6.6. The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
    (a) There is established the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board (the "Advisory Board").
    (b) The Advisory Board shall be composed of 13 members including: the President of Southern Illinois University who shall be Chairman; the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; the Director of Agriculture; the President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association; the President of the National Corn Growers Association; the President of the Renewable Fuels Association; the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science, University of Illinois at Champaign‑Urbana; and 6 at‑large members appointed by the Governor representing the ethanol industry, growers, suppliers, and universities.
    (c) The 6 at‑large members shall serve a term of 4 years. The Advisory Board shall meet at least annually or at the call of the Chairman. At any time a majority of the Advisory Board may petition the Chairman for a meeting of the Board. Seven members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum.
    (d) The Advisory Board shall:
        (1) Review the annual operating plans and budget of
     the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
        (2) Advise on research and development priorities
     and projects to be carried out at the Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
        (3) Advise on policies and procedures regarding the
     management and operation of the ethanol research pilot plant. This may include contracts, project selection, and personnel issues.
        (4) Develop bylaws.
        (5) Submit a final report to the Governor and
     General Assembly outlining the progress and accomplishments made during the year along with a financial report for the year.
        (6) Establish and operate, subject to specific
     appropriation for the purpose of providing facility operating funds, the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as a State Biorefining Center of Excellence with the following purposes and goals:
            (A) To utilize interdisciplinary,
         interinstitutional, and industrial collaborations to conduct research.
            (B) To provide training and services to the
         ethanol fuel industry to make projects and training to advance the biofuels industry in the State more affordable for the institutional and industrial bodies, including, but not limited to, Illinois farmer‑owned ethanol cooperatives.
            (C) To coordinate near‑term industry research
         needs and laboratory services by identifying needs and pursuing federal and other funding sources.
            (D) To develop and provide hands‑on training to
         prepare students for the biofuels workforce and train workforce reentrants.
            (E) To serve as an independent, third‑party
         source for review, testing, validation standardization, and definition in areas of industry need.
            (F) To provide seminars, tours, and informational
         sessions advocating renewable energy.
            (G) To provide consultation services and
         information for those interested in renewable energy.
            (H) To develop demonstration projects by pursuing
         federal and other funding sources.
    (e) The Advisory Board established by this Section is a continuation, as changed by the Section, of the Board established under Section 8a of the Energy Conservation and Coal Act and repealed by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94‑793, eff. 5‑19‑06; 95‑99, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 657)
    Sec. 7. The Board shall have power to enter into contracts, to sue and be sued, provided that any suit against the Board based upon a claim sounding in tort must be filed in the Court of Claims, to acquire, hold and convey real property as it shall deem appropriate and personal property in accordance with the State Property Control Act, and to expend the funds appropriated to the University; provided that the Board in the exercise of the powers conferred by this Act shall not create any liability or indebtedness of funds from the Treasury of the State in excess of the funds appropriated to the University.
    Any lease to the Board of lands, buildings or facilities which will support scientific research and development in such areas as high technology, super computing, microelectronics, biotechnology, robotics, physics and engineering shall be for a term not to exceed 18 years, and may grant to the Board the option to purchase the lands, buildings or facilities. The lease 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 payable under the terms of the lease.
    Leases for the purposes described herein exceeding 5 years shall have the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
    The Board's power to enter into contracts includes but is not limited to the power to enter into contracts with municipalities within which the university or any branch thereof is located, in whole or in part, for such municipality to provide fire protection or other essential municipal services upon properties leased to for‑profit entities the title to which properties is held by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84‑780.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 657.1)
    Sec. 7.1. The Board shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1758.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7.2) (from Ch. 144, par. 657.2)
    Sec. 7.2. The Board shall, by January 1, 1985, submit to the office of the State Fire Marshal plans for a smoke detection system in all University dormitory corridors which shall be connected to a monitor panel and to a central fire alarm system.
(Source: P.A. 83‑719.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8)(from Ch. 144, par. 658)
    Sec. 8. Powers and Duties of the Board. The Board shall have power and it shall be its duty:
        1. To make rules, regulations and by‑laws, not
     inconsistent with law, for the government and management of Southern Illinois University and its branches;
        2. To employ, and, for good cause, to remove a
     president of Southern Illinois University, and all necessary deans, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and other educational and administrative assistants, and all other necessary employees, and contract with them upon matters relating to tenure, salaries and retirement benefits in accordance with the State Universities Civil Service Act; the Board shall, upon the written request of an employee of Southern 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. Whenever the Board establishes a search committee to fill the position of president of Southern Illinois University, there shall be minority representation, including women, on that search committee;
        3. To prescribe the course of study to be followed,
     and textbooks and apparatus to be used at Southern Illinois University;
        4. To issue upon the recommendation of the faculty,
     diplomas to such persons as have satisfactorily completed the required studies of Southern 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 appropriate;
        5. To examine into the conditions, management, and
     administration of Southern 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 stadium or other recreational facilities; student welfare fees; laboratory fees and similar fees for supplies and material;
        6. To succeed to and to administer all trusts, trust
     property, and gifts now or hereafter belonging or pertaining to Southern Illinois University;
        7. To accept endowments of professorships or
     departments in the 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 Southern 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 provide for the receipt and expenditures of
     Federal funds, paid to the Southern 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;
        10. To appoint, subject to the applicable civil
     service law, persons to be members of the Southern 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 the 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.
        The Board must authorize to each member of the
     Southern Illinois University Police Department and to any other employee of Southern Illinois University exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by Southern Illinois University and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by Southern Illinois University.
        10.5. To conduct health care programs in furtherance
     of its teaching, research, and public service functions, which shall include without limitation patient and ancillary facilities, institutes, clinics, or offices owned, leased, or purchased through an equity interest by the Board or its appointed designee to carry out such activities in the course of or in support of the Board's academic, clinical, and public service responsibilities.
        11. To administer a plan or plans established by the
     clinical faculty of the School of Medicine for the billing, collection and disbursement of charges for services performed in the course of or in support of the faculty's academic responsibilities, provided that such plan has been first approved by Board action. All such collections shall be deposited into a special fund or funds administered by the Board from which disbursements may be made according to the provisions of said plan. The reasonable costs incurred, by the University, administering the billing, collection and disbursement provisions of a plan shall have first priority for payment before distribution or disbursement for any other purpose. Audited financial statements of the plan or plans must be provided to the Legislative Audit Commission annually.
        The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by
     or through the School of Medicine, a managed care community network established under subsection (b) of Section 5‑11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
        12. The Board of Trustees 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 medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property therefor, to encourage and facilitate (a) the location and development of business and industry in the State of Illinois, and (b) the increased application and development of technology and (c) the improvement and development of the State's economy. The Board of Trustees may lease to nonprofit corporations all or any part of the land, buildings, facilities, equipment or other property included in a medical research and high technology park upon such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 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 of Trustees 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 borrow money, as necessary, from time to time
     in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the State of Illinois, or other revenues or receipts of the University, also known as anticipated moneys. The borrowing limit shall be capped at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other expense vouchers submitted and payable to the University for fiscal year 2010 expenses, but unpaid at the State Comptroller's office. Prior to borrowing any funds, the University shall request from the Comptroller's office a verification of the borrowing limit and shall include the estimated date on which such borrowing shall occur. The borrowing limit cap shall be verified by State Comptroller's office not prior to 45 days before any estimated date for executing any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13. The principal amount borrowed under a promissory note or line of credit shall not exceed 75% of the borrowing limit. Within 15 days after borrowing funds under any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13, the University shall submit to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and Minority Leader of the Senate, an Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan. The Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan shall outline the amount borrowed, the terms for repayment, the amount of outstanding State vouchers as verified by the State Comptroller's office, and the University's plan for expenditure of any borrowed funds, including, but not limited to, a detailed plan to meet payroll obligations to include collective bargaining employees, civil service employees, and academic, research, and health care personnel. The establishment of any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13 must be finalized within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The borrowed moneys shall be applied to the purposes of paying salaries and other expenses lawfully authorized in the University's State appropriation and unpaid by the State Comptroller. Any line of credit established under this item 13 shall be paid in full one year after creation or within 10 days after the date the University receives reimbursement from the State for all submitted fiscal year 2010 vouchers, whichever is earlier. Any promissory note established under this item 13 shall be repaid within one year after issuance of the note. The Chairman, Comptroller, or Treasurer of the Board shall execute a promissory note or similar debt instrument to evidence the indebtedness incurred by the borrowing. In connection with a borrowing, the Board may establish a line of credit with a financial institution, investment bank, or broker/dealer. The obligation to make the payments due under any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13 shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this item 13 shall not constitute a debt, legal or moral, of the State and shall not be enforceable against the State. The promissory note or line of credit shall be authorized by a resolution passed by the Board and shall be valid whether or not a budgeted item with respect to that resolution is included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the Board. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing, state an amount that the amount to be borrowed will not exceed, and establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act or 9%, whichever is less. The resolution may direct the Comptroller or Treasurer of the Board to make arrangements to set apart and hold the portion of the anticipated moneys, as received, that shall be used to repay the borrowing, subject to any prior pledges or restrictions with respect to the anticipated moneys. The resolution may also authorize the Treasurer of the Board to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the anticipated moneys become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the powers of the Board.
        For the purposes of this item 13, "financial
     institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association or government‑sponsored enterprise organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
    The powers of the Board as herein designated are subject to the Board of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 95‑158, eff. 8‑14‑07; 95‑876, eff. 8‑21‑08; 96‑909, eff. 6‑8‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8a) (from Ch. 144, par. 658a)
    Sec. 8a. (1) The Board shall provide each member of the Southern Illinois University Police Department without cost to him public liability insurance covering him for any liability which arises out of his employment to the extent of the insurance policy limits which shall be not less than $50,000.
    (2) The Board shall have power to insure the Board, the universities under Board jurisdiction, Board members, paid and unpaid employees of the Board, and any students, volunteer workers, visiting faculty and professionals who are agents of the Board in the performance or delivery of its programs or services against claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suits arising out of statements, acts or omissions in the discharge of their duties, which statements, acts or omissions do not involve intentional or willful and wanton misconduct on the part of such persons; and to insure against losses to real and personal property owned by the Board or in the actual or constructive custody of the Board and for loss of income from such real and personal property. The Board shall have power to defend, hold harmless and indemnify, in whole or in part, all persons as to whom any such insurance is provided. Pursuant to its power to insure, the Board may establish and accumulate reserves for payment of such claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suit awards or obtain insurance affording coverage for such matters. Reserves established by the Board for the foregoing purpose shall be subject to the following conditions:
    (a) The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary and proper, based on past experience or independent actuarial determinations;
    (b) All earnings derived from such reserves shall be considered part of the reserves and may be used only for the same purposes for which the reserves may be used;
    (c) Reserves may be used only for the purposes of making payments for civil suits, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including attorneys fees, claims investigation costs and actuarial studies associated with liabilities arising out of statements, acts or omissions of individuals in the discharge of their duties, which statements, acts or omissions do not involve intentional or willful and wanton misconduct on the part of such individuals, for payment of insurance premiums, and for the purposes of making payments for losses resulting from any insured peril;
    (d) All funds collected for the purposes specified in paragraph (c) or earmarked for such purposes must be placed in the reserves;
    (e) Whenever the reserves have a balance in excess of what is necessary and proper, then contributions, charges, assessments or other forms of funding for the reserves shall be appropriately decreased.
    (3) As to all claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suits covered by insurance provided by the Board or as to which the Board has not provided insurance, to the extent permitted by law, sovereign immunity shall apply and recourse shall be limited to the Court of Claims.
    (4) When permitted by law to enter into an agreement with any unit of government, institution of higher education, person, or corporation for the use of property or the performance of any function, service or act, the Board may agree to the sharing or allocation of liabilities and damages resulting from such use of property or performance of any function, service or act. Such agreement may provide for contribution or indemnification by any or all of the parties to the agreement upon any liability arising out of the performance of the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1126.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8b) (from Ch. 144, par. 658b)
    Sec. 8b. (a) If the Board has provided access to any of the campuses under its jurisdiction to persons or groups whose purpose is to make students aware of educational or occupational options, the board shall provide, on an equal basis, access to the official recruiting representatives of the armed forces of Illinois and the United States for the purpose of informing students of educational and career opportunities available to them in the military. The board is not required to give greater notice regarding the right of access to recruiting representatives than is given to other persons and groups.
    (b) The Board shall not bar or exclude from the curriculum, campus, or school facilities of Southern Illinois University any armed forces training program or organization operated under the authority of the United States government because the program or organization complies with rules, regulations, or policies of the United States government or any agency, branch, o

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    (110 ILCS 520/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 650)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Southern Illinois University Management Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 520/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 651)
    Sec. 1. There is hereby created a body politic and corporate which shall be styled the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University to operate, manage, control and maintain the University, hereinafter called the Board.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1407.)

    (110 ILCS 520/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 652)
    Sec. 2. The Board shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, or his chief assistant for liaison with higher education when designated to serve in his place, ex‑officio, and one voting student member designated by the Governor from one campus of the University and one nonvoting student member from the campus of the University not represented by the voting student member. The Governor shall designate one of the student members serving on the Board to serve as the voting student member. Each student member shall be chosen by the respective campuses of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Edwardsville. The method of choosing these student members shall be by campus‑wide student election, and any student designated by the Governor to be a voting student member shall be one of the students chosen by this method. The student members shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1 of each year, except that the student members initially selected shall serve a term beginning on the date of such selection and expiring on the next succeeding June 30. To be eligible for selection as a student member and to be eligible to remain as a voting or nonvoting student member of the Board, a student member must be a resident of this State, must have and maintain a grade point average that is equivalent to at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must be a full time student enrolled at all times during his or her term of office except for that part of the term which follows the completion of the last full regular semester of an academic year and precedes the first full regular semester of the succeeding academic year at the university (sometimes commonly referred to as the summer session or summer school). If a voting or nonvoting student member serving on the Board fails to continue to meet or maintain the residency, minimum grade point average, or enrollment requirement established by this Section, his or her membership on the Board shall be deemed to have terminated by operation of law. No more than 4 of the members appointed by the Governor shall be affiliated with the same political party. Each member appointed by the Governor must be a resident of this State. A failure to meet or maintain this residency requirement constitutes a resignation from and creates a vacancy in the Board. Upon the expiration of the terms of members appointed by the Governor, their respective successors shall be appointed for terms of 6 years from the third Monday in January of each odd‑numbered year and until their respective successors are appointed for like terms. If the Senate is not in session appointments shall be made as in the case of vacancies.
(Source: P.A. 91‑778, eff. 1‑1‑01; 91‑798, eff. 7‑9‑00; 92‑16, eff. 6‑28‑01.)

    (110 ILCS 520/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 653)
    Sec. 3. All the rights, powers, and duties, vested by law in the Teachers College Board, and in the Department of Regulation and Education relating to the operation, management, control and maintenance of Southern Illinois University are hereby transferred to and vested in the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1619.)

    (110 ILCS 520/4)(from Ch. 144, par. 654)
    Sec. 4. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reasonable amounts for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. Such expenses incurred by any non‑voting student member may, at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board, be provided for by advance payment to such member, who shall account therefor to the Board immediately after each meeting.
    No member of the Board shall hold or be employed in or appointed to any office or place under the authority of the Board, nor shall any member of the Board be directly or indirectly interested in any contract made by the Board, nor shall he be an employee of the State Government. This section does not prohibit the student members of the Board from maintaining normal and official status as enrolled students or normal student employment at Southern Illinois University.
(Source: P.A. 93‑1096, eff. 1‑1‑06.)

    (110 ILCS 520/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 655)
    Sec. 5. Members of the Board shall elect annually by secret ballot from their own number a chairman who shall preside over meetings of the Board and a secretary.
    Meetings of the Board shall be held at least once each quarter on a campus of Southern Illinois University. At all regular meetings of the Board, a majority of its voting members shall constitute a quorum. The student members shall have all of the privileges of membership, including the right to make and second motions and to attend executive sessions, other than the right to vote, except that the student member designated by the Governor as the voting student member shall have the right to vote on all Board matters except those involving faculty tenure, faculty promotion or any issue on which the student member has a direct conflict of interest. A student member who is not entitled to vote on a measure at a meeting of the Board or any of its committees shall not be considered a member for the purpose of determining whether a quorum is present at the time that measure is voted upon. No action of the Board shall be invalidated by reason of any vacancies on the Board, or by reason of any failure to select a student member.
    Special meetings of the Board may be called by the chairman of the Board or by any 3 members of the Board.
    At each regular and special meeting that is open to the public, members of the public and employees of the University shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to make comments to or ask questions of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 91‑715, eff. 1‑1‑01; 91‑778, eff. 1‑1‑01; 92‑16, eff. 6‑28‑01.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 656)
    Sec. 6. Ex‑officio Treasurer of the Board.
    The Board shall designate a member of the University staff as treasurer to serve the Board, but not as a member, and shall furnish a bond in such amount and with such security as is satisfactory to the Board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3863.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6.5)
    Sec. 6.5. Corn to ethanol. The Board shall operate and manage the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant for the purpose of reducing the costs of producing ethanol through the development and commercialization of new production technologies, equipment, processes, feedstocks, and new value added co‑products and by‑products. This work shall be conducted under the review and guidance of the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board. The ethanol production research shall be conducted at the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant in cooperation with other universities, industry, State agencies, and the federal government.
(Source: P.A. 92‑736, eff. 7‑25‑02.)

    (110 ILCS 520/6.6)
    Sec. 6.6. The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board.
    (a) There is established the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board (the "Advisory Board").
    (b) The Advisory Board shall be composed of 13 members including: the President of Southern Illinois University who shall be Chairman; the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; the Director of Agriculture; the President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association; the President of the National Corn Growers Association; the President of the Renewable Fuels Association; the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Science, University of Illinois at Champaign‑Urbana; and 6 at‑large members appointed by the Governor representing the ethanol industry, growers, suppliers, and universities.
    (c) The 6 at‑large members shall serve a term of 4 years. The Advisory Board shall meet at least annually or at the call of the Chairman. At any time a majority of the Advisory Board may petition the Chairman for a meeting of the Board. Seven members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum.
    (d) The Advisory Board shall:
        (1) Review the annual operating plans and budget of
     the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
        (2) Advise on research and development priorities
     and projects to be carried out at the Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Pilot Plant.
        (3) Advise on policies and procedures regarding the
     management and operation of the ethanol research pilot plant. This may include contracts, project selection, and personnel issues.
        (4) Develop bylaws.
        (5) Submit a final report to the Governor and
     General Assembly outlining the progress and accomplishments made during the year along with a financial report for the year.
        (6) Establish and operate, subject to specific
     appropriation for the purpose of providing facility operating funds, the National Corn‑to‑Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as a State Biorefining Center of Excellence with the following purposes and goals:
            (A) To utilize interdisciplinary,
         interinstitutional, and industrial collaborations to conduct research.
            (B) To provide training and services to the
         ethanol fuel industry to make projects and training to advance the biofuels industry in the State more affordable for the institutional and industrial bodies, including, but not limited to, Illinois farmer‑owned ethanol cooperatives.
            (C) To coordinate near‑term industry research
         needs and laboratory services by identifying needs and pursuing federal and other funding sources.
            (D) To develop and provide hands‑on training to
         prepare students for the biofuels workforce and train workforce reentrants.
            (E) To serve as an independent, third‑party
         source for review, testing, validation standardization, and definition in areas of industry need.
            (F) To provide seminars, tours, and informational
         sessions advocating renewable energy.
            (G) To provide consultation services and
         information for those interested in renewable energy.
            (H) To develop demonstration projects by pursuing
         federal and other funding sources.
    (e) The Advisory Board established by this Section is a continuation, as changed by the Section, of the Board established under Section 8a of the Energy Conservation and Coal Act and repealed by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94‑793, eff. 5‑19‑06; 95‑99, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7) (from Ch. 144, par. 657)
    Sec. 7. The Board shall have power to enter into contracts, to sue and be sued, provided that any suit against the Board based upon a claim sounding in tort must be filed in the Court of Claims, to acquire, hold and convey real property as it shall deem appropriate and personal property in accordance with the State Property Control Act, and to expend the funds appropriated to the University; provided that the Board in the exercise of the powers conferred by this Act shall not create any liability or indebtedness of funds from the Treasury of the State in excess of the funds appropriated to the University.
    Any lease to the Board of lands, buildings or facilities which will support scientific research and development in such areas as high technology, super computing, microelectronics, biotechnology, robotics, physics and engineering shall be for a term not to exceed 18 years, and may grant to the Board the option to purchase the lands, buildings or facilities. The lease 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 payable under the terms of the lease.
    Leases for the purposes described herein exceeding 5 years shall have the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
    The Board's power to enter into contracts includes but is not limited to the power to enter into contracts with municipalities within which the university or any branch thereof is located, in whole or in part, for such municipality to provide fire protection or other essential municipal services upon properties leased to for‑profit entities the title to which properties is held by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84‑780.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 657.1)
    Sec. 7.1. The Board shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1758.)

    (110 ILCS 520/7.2) (from Ch. 144, par. 657.2)
    Sec. 7.2. The Board shall, by January 1, 1985, submit to the office of the State Fire Marshal plans for a smoke detection system in all University dormitory corridors which shall be connected to a monitor panel and to a central fire alarm system.
(Source: P.A. 83‑719.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8)(from Ch. 144, par. 658)
    Sec. 8. Powers and Duties of the Board. The Board shall have power and it shall be its duty:
        1. To make rules, regulations and by‑laws, not
     inconsistent with law, for the government and management of Southern Illinois University and its branches;
        2. To employ, and, for good cause, to remove a
     president of Southern Illinois University, and all necessary deans, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and other educational and administrative assistants, and all other necessary employees, and contract with them upon matters relating to tenure, salaries and retirement benefits in accordance with the State Universities Civil Service Act; the Board shall, upon the written request of an employee of Southern 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. Whenever the Board establishes a search committee to fill the position of president of Southern Illinois University, there shall be minority representation, including women, on that search committee;
        3. To prescribe the course of study to be followed,
     and textbooks and apparatus to be used at Southern Illinois University;
        4. To issue upon the recommendation of the faculty,
     diplomas to such persons as have satisfactorily completed the required studies of Southern 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 appropriate;
        5. To examine into the conditions, management, and
     administration of Southern 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 stadium or other recreational facilities; student welfare fees; laboratory fees and similar fees for supplies and material;
        6. To succeed to and to administer all trusts, trust
     property, and gifts now or hereafter belonging or pertaining to Southern Illinois University;
        7. To accept endowments of professorships or
     departments in the 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 Southern 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 provide for the receipt and expenditures of
     Federal funds, paid to the Southern 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;
        10. To appoint, subject to the applicable civil
     service law, persons to be members of the Southern 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 the 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.
        The Board must authorize to each member of the
     Southern Illinois University Police Department and to any other employee of Southern Illinois University exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by Southern Illinois University and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by Southern Illinois University.
        10.5. To conduct health care programs in furtherance
     of its teaching, research, and public service functions, which shall include without limitation patient and ancillary facilities, institutes, clinics, or offices owned, leased, or purchased through an equity interest by the Board or its appointed designee to carry out such activities in the course of or in support of the Board's academic, clinical, and public service responsibilities.
        11. To administer a plan or plans established by the
     clinical faculty of the School of Medicine for the billing, collection and disbursement of charges for services performed in the course of or in support of the faculty's academic responsibilities, provided that such plan has been first approved by Board action. All such collections shall be deposited into a special fund or funds administered by the Board from which disbursements may be made according to the provisions of said plan. The reasonable costs incurred, by the University, administering the billing, collection and disbursement provisions of a plan shall have first priority for payment before distribution or disbursement for any other purpose. Audited financial statements of the plan or plans must be provided to the Legislative Audit Commission annually.
        The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by
     or through the School of Medicine, a managed care community network established under subsection (b) of Section 5‑11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
        12. The Board of Trustees 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 medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property therefor, to encourage and facilitate (a) the location and development of business and industry in the State of Illinois, and (b) the increased application and development of technology and (c) the improvement and development of the State's economy. The Board of Trustees may lease to nonprofit corporations all or any part of the land, buildings, facilities, equipment or other property included in a medical research and high technology park upon such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees 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 of Trustees 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 borrow money, as necessary, from time to time
     in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the State of Illinois, or other revenues or receipts of the University, also known as anticipated moneys. The borrowing limit shall be capped at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other expense vouchers submitted and payable to the University for fiscal year 2010 expenses, but unpaid at the State Comptroller's office. Prior to borrowing any funds, the University shall request from the Comptroller's office a verification of the borrowing limit and shall include the estimated date on which such borrowing shall occur. The borrowing limit cap shall be verified by State Comptroller's office not prior to 45 days before any estimated date for executing any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13. The principal amount borrowed under a promissory note or line of credit shall not exceed 75% of the borrowing limit. Within 15 days after borrowing funds under any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13, the University shall submit to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and Minority Leader of the Senate, an Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan. The Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan shall outline the amount borrowed, the terms for repayment, the amount of outstanding State vouchers as verified by the State Comptroller's office, and the University's plan for expenditure of any borrowed funds, including, but not limited to, a detailed plan to meet payroll obligations to include collective bargaining employees, civil service employees, and academic, research, and health care personnel. The establishment of any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13 must be finalized within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The borrowed moneys shall be applied to the purposes of paying salaries and other expenses lawfully authorized in the University's State appropriation and unpaid by the State Comptroller. Any line of credit established under this item 13 shall be paid in full one year after creation or within 10 days after the date the University receives reimbursement from the State for all submitted fiscal year 2010 vouchers, whichever is earlier. Any promissory note established under this item 13 shall be repaid within one year after issuance of the note. The Chairman, Comptroller, or Treasurer of the Board shall execute a promissory note or similar debt instrument to evidence the indebtedness incurred by the borrowing. In connection with a borrowing, the Board may establish a line of credit with a financial institution, investment bank, or broker/dealer. The obligation to make the payments due under any promissory note or line of credit established under this item 13 shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this item 13 shall not constitute a debt, legal or moral, of the State and shall not be enforceable against the State. The promissory note or line of credit shall be authorized by a resolution passed by the Board and shall be valid whether or not a budgeted item with respect to that resolution is included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the Board. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing, state an amount that the amount to be borrowed will not exceed, and establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act or 9%, whichever is less. The resolution may direct the Comptroller or Treasurer of the Board to make arrangements to set apart and hold the portion of the anticipated moneys, as received, that shall be used to repay the borrowing, subject to any prior pledges or restrictions with respect to the anticipated moneys. The resolution may also authorize the Treasurer of the Board to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the anticipated moneys become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the powers of the Board.
        For the purposes of this item 13, "financial
     institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association or government‑sponsored enterprise organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
    The powers of the Board as herein designated are subject to the Board of Higher Education Act.
(Source: P.A. 95‑158, eff. 8‑14‑07; 95‑876, eff. 8‑21‑08; 96‑909, eff. 6‑8‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8a) (from Ch. 144, par. 658a)
    Sec. 8a. (1) The Board shall provide each member of the Southern Illinois University Police Department without cost to him public liability insurance covering him for any liability which arises out of his employment to the extent of the insurance policy limits which shall be not less than $50,000.
    (2) The Board shall have power to insure the Board, the universities under Board jurisdiction, Board members, paid and unpaid employees of the Board, and any students, volunteer workers, visiting faculty and professionals who are agents of the Board in the performance or delivery of its programs or services against claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suits arising out of statements, acts or omissions in the discharge of their duties, which statements, acts or omissions do not involve intentional or willful and wanton misconduct on the part of such persons; and to insure against losses to real and personal property owned by the Board or in the actual or constructive custody of the Board and for loss of income from such real and personal property. The Board shall have power to defend, hold harmless and indemnify, in whole or in part, all persons as to whom any such insurance is provided. Pursuant to its power to insure, the Board may establish and accumulate reserves for payment of such claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suit awards or obtain insurance affording coverage for such matters. Reserves established by the Board for the foregoing purpose shall be subject to the following conditions:
    (a) The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary and proper, based on past experience or independent actuarial determinations;
    (b) All earnings derived from such reserves shall be considered part of the reserves and may be used only for the same purposes for which the reserves may be used;
    (c) Reserves may be used only for the purposes of making payments for civil suits, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including attorneys fees, claims investigation costs and actuarial studies associated with liabilities arising out of statements, acts or omissions of individuals in the discharge of their duties, which statements, acts or omissions do not involve intentional or willful and wanton misconduct on the part of such individuals, for payment of insurance premiums, and for the purposes of making payments for losses resulting from any insured peril;
    (d) All funds collected for the purposes specified in paragraph (c) or earmarked for such purposes must be placed in the reserves;
    (e) Whenever the reserves have a balance in excess of what is necessary and proper, then contributions, charges, assessments or other forms of funding for the reserves shall be appropriately decreased.
    (3) As to all claims, damages, losses, expenses and civil suits covered by insurance provided by the Board or as to which the Board has not provided insurance, to the extent permitted by law, sovereign immunity shall apply and recourse shall be limited to the Court of Claims.
    (4) When permitted by law to enter into an agreement with any unit of government, institution of higher education, person, or corporation for the use of property or the performance of any function, service or act, the Board may agree to the sharing or allocation of liabilities and damages resulting from such use of property or performance of any function, service or act. Such agreement may provide for contribution or indemnification by any or all of the parties to the agreement upon any liability arising out of the performance of the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1126.)

    (110 ILCS 520/8b) (from Ch. 144, par. 658b)
    Sec. 8b. (a) If the Board has provided access to any of the campuses under its jurisdiction to persons or groups whose purpose is to make students aware of educational or occupational options, the board shall provide, on an equal basis, access to the official recruiting representatives of the armed forces of Illinois and the United States for the purpose of informing students of educational and career opportunities available to them in the military. The board is not required to give greater notice regarding the right of access to recruiting representatives than is given to other persons and groups.
    (b) The Board shall not bar or exclude from the curriculum, campus, or school facilities of Southern Illinois University any armed forces training program or organization operated under the authority of the United States government because the program or organization complies with rules, regulations, or policies of the United States government or any agency, branch, o

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