COD - Office of the Republican Leader - Jim Durkin

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COLLEGE OF DUPAGE REFORM PACKAGE

 

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BATINICK

Representative Batinick is seeking legislation that will provide a recall mechanism for all non-home rule units of government.  The legislation includes community college boards of trustees.

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BREEN

Representative Breen is seeking legislation that would cap the amount of allowable severance agreements passed by community college trustees.  Breen is seeking to cap such agreements to the equivalent of one year's salary plus benefits.

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Representative Breen is seeking legislation that would bar community colleges from expending state dollars from any state fund, property tax funds or student tuition dollars on severance agreements that exceed the equivalent of one year's salary plus benefits.

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IVES

A redraft of HB3289 (Ives, 98th) has been submitted to LRB with additional language pertaining to College of DuPage.  Representative Ives has added a 21 day public posting requirement for contracts with salary in excess of $150,000.

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Directs the Auditor General to conduct a performance audit of the state moneys provided to College of DuPage for FY11 through FY14.

HR55

 

 

 

MCDERMED

Representative McDermed has introduced legislation that includes severance and settlement agreements that use public funds in the Freedom of Information Act.  The legislation is essentially what was introduced in response to the Metra severance scandal in 2013.

HB303

 

 

 

SANDACK

Representative Sandack is seeking legislation that will reduce the amount of state money available to community college boards should they take action similar to College of DuPage.  If a community college uses state moneys for severance agreements, the community college will have the same amount deducted from the next disbursement by the Comptroller immediately following board action.

 

Representative Sandack has introduced legislation that will move the election of community college boards of trustees from the spring consolidated election to the November general election.

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HB495

 

 

 

WEHRLI

Representative Wehrli is seeking legislation to shorten all community college trustee terms to four years from six years.  The language will provide that, in order for staggered terms to survive, trustees elected in 2017 will serve two year terms and then trustees elected in 2019 will henceforth serve four year terms.  Trustees elected in 2015 will serve until 2021 but then trustees elected in 2021 will henceforth serve four year terms.

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