Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Illinois Council on Women and Girls Act. Creates the Illinois Council on Women and Girls. Provides that the Council shall advise the Governor and the General Assembly on policy issues impacting women and girls in this State with specified goals. Provides for the appointment of members to the Council. Provides for the meetings and operations of the Council. Requires the Council to issue semi-annual reports on its policy recommendations by June 30th and December 31st of each year to the Governor and the General Assembly. Provides findings and declaration of policy. Provides a severability clause. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides that the Illinois Council on Women and Girls shall, among other policy issues impacting women and girls in this State, work to prevent and protect women from domestic violence. Specifies additional policy goals for the Illinois Council on Women and Girls. Provides that the appointing authorities shall ensure that the Council is diverse with respect to gender identity, among other aspects. Provides that the Director of Human Rights and the Director of Labor, among other State agency heads, shall each appoint one liaison to serve as an ex officio member of the Council. Provides that the Council shall meet at least once per quarter (rather than once per month). Provides that a majority of current non-ex officio members (rather than 11 members) of the Council shall constitute a quorum. Provides for the electronic submission of reports to the Governor and General Assembly. Adds provisions to a Section concerning findings and declaration of policy. Modifies and defines terms. Makes conforming and other changes.