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Title:Mining Board, State
Contact Name:Neda Banach
Contact Title:Administrative Liaison for Mines and Minerals, Department of Natural Resources
Contact Phone:618 439-9111
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 mine examiner or manager; 1 must have 4 years supv. experience in surface coal mine; Employee Class - 2 must have 4 years experience in underground coal mine & a first class certificate of competency; 1 must have 4 years experience in surface coal mine
Compensation:Yearly Stipend of $15,651
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
Benner, TomStatuteChair, Director, Office of Mines and MineralsNone
Duty, John1/21/20193/21/2016GovernorMember, Employer - undergroundMarion
Jones, Larry1/21/20194/6/2015GovernorMember, Employee - undergroundPerry
Lewis, Randy1/21/20194/6/2015GovernorMember, Category: Employee - undergroundPerry
Smith, Thomas1/21/20194/13/2015GovernorMember, Employee - surfaceLogan
Steiner, James1/21/20194/6/2015GovernorMember, Category: Employer - undergroundRandolph
Willis, Steven1/21/20194/13/2015GovernorMember, Employer - surfaceWilliamson