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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    (20 ILCS 3970/Act rep.)
5    Section 5. The Interagency Coordinating Council Act is
7    Section 10. The Persons with Disabilities on State Agency
8Boards Act is amended by changing Section 10 as follows:
9    (20 ILCS 4007/10)
10    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
11context requires otherwise:
12    "Disability" means a physical or mental characteristic
13resulting from disease, injury, congenital condition of birth,
14or functional disorder, the history of such a characteristic,
15or the perception of such a characteristic, when the
16characteristic results in substantial functional limitations
17in 3 or more of the following areas of major life activity:
18self care, fine motor skills, mobility, vision, respiration,
19learning, work, receptive and expressive language (hearing and
20speaking), self direction, capacity for independent living,
21and economic sufficiency.
22    "State human services agency" means the following:



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1        (1) The Citizens Council on Mental Health and
2    Developmental Disabilities created under Article 11A of
3    the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984.
4        (2) Advisory councils created by the Department of
5    Human Rights under Section 7-107 of the Illinois Human
6    Rights Act.
7        (3) The Guardianship and Advocacy Commission created
8    under the Guardianship and Advocacy Act.
9        (4) (Blank). The Interagency Coordinating Council
10    created under the Interagency Coordinating Council Act.
11(Source: P.A. 87-977.)
12    Section 15. The Employment and Economic Opportunity for
13Persons with Disabilities Task Force Act is amended by changing
14Sections 10 and 15 as follows:
15    (20 ILCS 4095/10)
16    Sec. 10. Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons
17with Disabilities Task Force.
18    (a) The Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons
19with Disabilities Task Force is created.
20    (b) The Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons
21with Disabilities Task Force shall be appointed and hold its
22first meeting within 90 days after the effective date of this
23Act, be convened by the Governor, and operate with
24administrative support from the Illinois Department of Human



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2    (c) The Task Force shall be comprised of the following
3representatives of State Government: a high-ranking member of
4the Governor's management team, designated by the Governor;
5representatives of each division of the Department of Human
6Services, designated by the Secretary of Human Services; the
7Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or his or her
8designee; the Director of Veterans' Affairs or his or her
9designee; the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or
10his or her designee; the Director of Employment Security or his
11or her designee; the Director of Central Management Services or
12his or her designee; the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or
13her designee; the Executive Director of the Board of Higher
14Education or his or her designee; the Executive Director of the
15Illinois Community College Board or his or her designee; the
16Executive Director of the Illinois Council on Developmental
17Disabilities or his or her designee; and the State
18Superintendent of Education or his or her designee.
19    (d) The Task Force shall also consist of no more than 15
20public members who shall be appointed by the Governor and who
21represent the following constituencies: statewide
22organizations that advocate for persons with physical,
23developmental and psychiatric disabilities, entities with
24expertise in assistive technology devices and services for
25persons with disabilities, advocates for veterans with
26disabilities, centers for independent living, disability



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1services providers, organized labor, higher education, the
2private sector business community, entities that provide
3employment and training services to persons with disabilities,
4and at least 5 persons who have a disability.
5    (e) The Task Force shall be co-chaired by the
6representative of the Governor and a public member who shall be
7chosen by the other public members of the Task Force.
8    (f) The Task Force members shall serve voluntarily and
9without compensation. Persons with disabilities serving on the
10Task Force shall be accommodated to enable them to fully
11participate in Task Force activities.
12    (g) The co-chairs of the Task Force shall extend an
13invitation to chairs and minority spokespersons of appropriate
14legislative committees to attend all meetings of the Task
15Force, and may invite other individuals who are not members of
16the Task Force to participate in subcommittees of the Task
17Force or to take part in discussions of topics for which those
18individuals have particular expertise.
19    (h) The Task Force shall coordinate its work with existing
20State advisory bodies whose work may include employment and
21economic opportunity for persons with disabilities.
22(Source: P.A. 100-131, eff. 8-18-17.)
23    (20 ILCS 4095/15)
24    Sec. 15. Task Force Responsibilities. The Task Force shall
25analyze programs and policies of the State to determine what



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1changes, modifications, and innovations may be necessary to
2remove barriers to competitive employment and economic
3opportunity for persons with disabilities, including barriers
4such as transportation, housing, program accessibility, and
5benefit structure. The Task Force shall also analyze State
6disability systems, including the mental health, developmental
7disabilities, veterans' assistance, workforce investment, and
8rehabilitation services systems, and their effect on
9employment of persons with disabilities. The Task Force shall
10review and analyze applicable research and policy studies,
11innovations used in other states, and any federal policy
12initiatives such as customized employment, and federal funding
13opportunities that would increase competitive employment and
14economic opportunity for persons with disabilities in
16    With regard to the post-secondary transition of youth with
17disabilities to employment, post-secondary education and
18training, community living, and other adult activities, the
19Task Force shall:
20        (1) design a process for collecting, analyzing,
21    coordinating, and sharing data;
22        (2) be a resource for sharing information with State
23    and local agencies involved in the delivery of services to
24    youth with disabilities;
25        (3) assist local transition planning committees by
26    developing model interagency agreements to ensure that



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1    necessary services are available;
2        (4) review and evaluate annual transition outcome data
3    from information collected by State agencies that are
4    members of the Task Force from local transition planning
5    committees, school districts, and other appropriate
6    sources. Data indicators under this paragraph (4) shall
7    include:
8            (A) high school graduation or passage of high
9        school equivalency testing;
10            (B) participation in post-secondary education,
11        including continuing and adult education;
12            (C) involvement in integrated employment,
13        supported employment, vocational training, and
14        work-based learning activities;
15            (D) independent living, community participating
16        adult services, and other adult services; and
17            (E) enrollment in the Prioritization of Urgency of
18        Need for Services (PUNS) program;
19        (5) evaluate and report on the State's progress with
20    regard to the implementation of the post-secondary
21    transition requirements of the federal Workforce
22    Innovation and Opportunity Act; and
23        (6) develop periodic in-service training programs to
24    consumers and families in improving understanding and
25    awareness of post-secondary transition services.
26(Source: P.A. 96-368, eff. 8-13-09.)



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.