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(230 ILCS 5/14)
(from Ch. 8, par. 37-14)
(a) The Board shall hold regular and special meetings at such
times and places as may be necessary to perform properly and effectively all
duties required under this Act. A majority of the members of the Board shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business, for the performance of
any duty, or for the exercise of any power which this Act requires the Board
members to transact, perform or exercise en banc, except that upon order of the
Board one of the Board members may conduct the hearing provided in Section 16.
The Board member conducting such hearing shall have all powers and rights
granted to the Board in this Act. The record made at the hearing shall be
reviewed by the Board, or a majority thereof, and the findings and decision of
the majority of the Board shall constitute the order of the Board in such case.
(b) The Board shall obtain a court reporter who will be present at each
regular and special meeting and proceeding and who shall make accurate
transcriptions thereof except that when in the judgment of the Board an
emergency situation requires a meeting by teleconference, the executive
director shall prepare minutes of the meeting indicating the date and time of
the meeting and which members of the Board were present or absent, summarizing
matters proposed, deliberated, or decided at the meeting, and indicating the
results of all votes taken. The public shall be allowed to listen to the
proceedings of that meeting at all Board branch offices.
(c) The Board shall provide records which are separate and
distinct from the records of any other State board or commission. Such
records shall be available for public inspection and shall accurately reflect
all Board proceedings.
(d) The Board shall file a written annual report with the Governor on or
before March 1 each year and such additional reports as the Governor may
request. The annual report shall include a statement of receipts and
disbursements by the Board, actions taken by the Board, a report on the
industry's progress toward the policy objectives established in Section 1.2 of
this Act, and any
information and recommendations which the Board may deem valuable or which the
Governor may request.
(e) The Board shall maintain a branch office on the ground of every
organization licensee during the organization licensee's race meeting, which
office shall be kept open throughout the time the race meeting is held. The
Board shall designate one of its members, or an authorized agent of the Board
who shall have the authority to act for the Board, to be in charge of the
branch office during the time it is required to be kept open.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)