Illinois Compiled Statutes 45 ILCS 165 Mid-america Port Commission Agreement Act. Section 5

    (45 ILCS 165/5)

    Sec. 5. Agreement. The State of Illinois ratifies and approves the Mid-America Port Commission Agreement and enters into that Agreement with Missouri and Iowa in substantially the following form:


    This agreement shall be known as and may be cited as the "Mid-America Port Commission Agreement". This agreement allows for the states of Illinois and Iowa to join the effort of the state of Missouri for developing the Mid-America Port Commission.


    There is created a Mid-America Port Commission to be governed by a nine-member port commission. The governors of Missouri, Illinois and Iowa shall appoint one member to the port commission in accordance with the laws of the respective state. Each state shall also be represented by two members elected through the county governance in the geographical jurisdiction of the port commission. The port commission members shall hold office for a period of six years. The port commission members shall elect a chairperson of the port commission after all the members are selected. The position of chairperson shall rotate among the Missouri, Iowa and Illinois members for two-year periods. A member of the port commission shall not serve more than two terms.


    The port commission shall have the power to acquire, purchase, install, lease, construct, own, hold, maintain, equip, use, control or operate ports, harbors, waterways, channels, wharves, piers, docks, quays, elevators, tipples, compresses, bulk loading and unloading facilities, warehouses, dry docks, marine support railways, tugboats, ships, vessels, shipyards, shipbuilding facilities, machinery and equipment, dredges or any other facilities required or incidental to the construction, outfitting, dry docking or repair of ships or vessels, or water, air, or rail terminals, or roadways or approaches thereto, or other structures or facilities necessary for the convenient use of the same in the aid of commerce, including the dredging, deepening, extending, widening, or enlarging of any ports, harbors, rivers, channels, or waterways, the damming of inland waterways, the establishment of a water basin, the acquisition and development of industrial sites, or the reclaiming of submerged lands.

(Source: P.A. 91-566, eff. 8-14-99.)

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