Board Resolution 2019-02-11(b)

Meeting room

Topic: IMRF Board
Subtopic: Board Meetings - Public Comments
Date: 2/15/2019
Status: Active

WHEREAS, section 7-198 of the Illinois Pension Code authorizes the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to establish rules necessary or desirable for the efficient administration of the Fund; and

WHEREAS, the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/1 et seq.) provides that "any person shall be permitted an opportunity to address" the Board of Trustees at its open meetings "under the rules established and recorded" by the Board; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the Board of Trustees adopt rules regarding public comments at IMRF Board and Committee Meetings.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the IMRF Board of Trustees adopts the following rules regarding public comments at IMRF Board and Committee meetings:

  1. Comments are limited to the place for public comments on the meeting agenda (exceptions to the timing of public comments may be made by the chair);
  2. The meeting agenda will allow no more than 30 minutes for all public comments;
  3. Each person addressing the Board or Committee shall give his or her name and employer or affiliation for the minutes;
  4. Comments shall be limited to five minutes per person, unless additional time is allowed by the chair;
  5. All comments shall be addressed to the Board or Committee as a body and not to any individual member;
  6. No person, other than the Board or Committee and the person having the floor, shall be permitted to enter into any discussion, either directly or through a member of the Board or Committee, without the permission of the chair;
  7. Public comments may not be used to solicit business.