(15 ILCS 322/20)
    Sec. 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.)