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Title:Mining Board, State
Website:https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/programs/Pages/StateMiningBoard.aspx
Contact Name:Neda Banach
Contact Title:Administrative Liaison for Mines and Minerals, Department of Natural Resources
Contact Phone:618 439-9111
Contact E-Mail:Neda.Banach@illinois.gov
Function:The Board administers Coal Mining Act; conducts examinations and issues competency certificates for mine managers, hoisting engineers, and mine examiners; resolves disputes between mine operators and miners
Term:2 years. 
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Employing Class - 2 must have 4 years' supv. experience in underground coal mine & certificate of competency as an Illinois mine examiner or manager; 1 must have 4 years' supv. experience in surface coal mine; Employee Class - 2 chosen from a labor organization representing coal miners and must have 4 years experience in underground coal mine & a first class certificate of competency as an Illinois mine examiner; 1 chosen from a labor organization representing coal miners and must have 4 years experience in surface coal mine
Compensation:Yearly Stipend of $16,027
Composition:7 members: 6 mine officers appointed by Governor: 3 representing employers; 3 representing employees. Director, Office of Mines and Minerals
Chair:Director, Office of Mines & Minerals
Authority:20 ILCS 5/5-155

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Duty, John1/18/20213/21/2016GovernorMember, Employer - undergroundWilliamson
Eggerman, Robert1/18/20219/6/2019GovernorMember, Category: Employer - undergroundChristian
Harsy, Bernard1/18/20217/19/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Employee - surfacePerry
Huff, Noble Michael 1/18/20217/19/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Category: Employee - undergroundWhite
Huff, Ronnie1/18/20217/19/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Employee - undergroundRandolph
Stewart, Donald6/16/2019StatuteChair, Director, Office of Mines and MineralsNone
Willis, Steven1/18/20214/13/2015GovernorMember, Employer - surfaceWilliamson