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(820 ILCS 305/13.1) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.13-1)
Sec. 13.1. (a) There is created a Workers' Compensation Advisory Board hereinafter referred to as the Advisory Board. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, the Advisory Board shall consist of 12 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Six members of the Advisory Board shall be representative citizens chosen from the employee class, and 6 members shall be representative citizens chosen from the employing class. The Chairman of the Commission shall serve as the ex officio Chairman of the Advisory Board. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, each member of the Advisory Board shall serve a term ending on the third Monday in January 2007 and shall continue to serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. Members of the Advisory Board shall thereafter be appointed for 4 year terms from the third Monday in January of the year of their appointment, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Seven members of the Advisory Board shall constitute a quorum to do business, but in no case shall there be less than one representative from each class. A vacancy on the Advisory Board shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term.
(b) Members of the Advisory Board shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties by the Commission from appropriations made to the Commission for such purpose.
(c) The Advisory Board shall aid the Commission in formulating policies, discussing problems, setting priorities of expenditures, reviewing advisory rates filed by an advisory organization as defined in Section 463 of the Illinois Insurance Code, and establishing short and long range administrative goals. Prior to making the (1) initial set of arbitrator appointments pursuant to this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly and (2) appointment of Commissioners, the Governor shall request that the Advisory Board make recommendations as to candidates to consider for appointment and the Advisory Board may then make such recommendations.
(d) The terms of all Advisory Board members serving on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly are terminated. The Governor shall appoint new members to the Advisory Board within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
(Source: P.A. 97-18, eff. 6-28-11.)