(15 ILCS 322/20)
Illinois Literacy Council.
(a) The Council
shall facilitate the improvement of literacy levels of
Illinois citizens by providing a forum from which
representatives from throughout the State can promote
literacy, share expertise, and recommend policy.
(b) The Council shall be appointed by and be responsible to the
Governor. The Secretary of State shall serve as chairman. The
Council shall advise the Governor and other
agencies on strategies that address the literacy needs of
the State, especially with respect to the needs of
workplace literacy, family literacy, program evaluation,
public awareness, and public and private partnerships.
(c) The Council will determine its own procedures and the
number, time, place, and conduct of its meetings. It shall
meet at least 4 times a year. The Council may be assisted
in its activities by the Literacy Office. Council members
shall not receive compensation for their services.
(d) The Council's membership shall consist of representatives of public
education, public and private sector employment, labor organizations, community
literacy organizations, libraries, volunteer organizations, the Office of the
Secretary of State, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the
Illinois Community College Board, the Department of Employment Security,
the Department of Human Services, the
State Board of Education, the Department of Corrections, and the Prairie
State 2000 Authority.
(e) The Council members representing State agencies shall
act as an interagency coordinating committee to improve the
system for delivery of literacy services, provide pertinent
information and agency comments to Council members, and
implement the recommendations forwarded by the Council and
approved by the Governor.
(f) The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Council, shall
expend moneys to perform Council functions as authorized by
this Act from the Literacy Advancement Fund, a special fund hereby created
in the State Treasury. All moneys received from an income tax checkoff for
the Literacy Advancement Fund as provided in Section 507I of the Illinois
Income Tax Act shall be deposited into the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)