(20 ILCS 2310/2310-347)
The Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Board.
(a) The Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Board is created as an advisory board within the Department. Until 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the Board may consist of 10 members as follows: 2 members appointed by the President of the Senate; 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; and 2 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom shall be designated as chair of the Board at the time of appointment.
(a-5) Notwithstanding any provision of this Article to the contrary, the term of office of each current Board member ends 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly or when his or her successor is appointed and qualified, whichever occurs sooner. No later than 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the Board shall consist of 10 newly appointed members. Four of the Board members shall be members of the General Assembly and appointed as follows: one member appointed by the President of the Senate; one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
Six of the Board members shall be appointed by the Director of the Department of Public Health, who shall designate one of these appointed members as chair of the Board at the time of his or her appointment. These 6 members appointed by the Director shall reflect the population with regard to ethnic, racial, and geographical composition and shall include the following individuals: one breast cancer survivor; one physician specializing in breast cancer or related medical issues; one breast cancer researcher; one representative from a breast cancer organization; one individual who operates a patient navigation program at a major hospital or health system; and one breast cancer professional that may include, but not be limited to, a genetics counselor, a social worker, a detain, an occupational therapist, or a nurse.
A Board member whose term has expired may continue to serve until a successor is appointed. A Board member who is not a member of the General Assembly may serve 2 consecutive 3-year terms and shall not be reappointed for 3 years after the completion of those consecutive terms.
(b) Board members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their reasonable travel expenses incurred in performing their duties from funds available for that purpose. The Department shall provide staff and administrative support services to the Board.
(c) The Board may advise:
(i) the Department of Revenue in designing and
promoting the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure special instant scratch-off lottery game;
(ii) the Department in reviewing grant applications;
(iii) the Director on the final award of grants from
amounts appropriated from the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Grant Fund, to public or private entities in Illinois that reflect the population with regard to ethnic, racial, and geographical composition for the purpose of funding breast cancer research and supportive services for breast cancer survivors and those impacted by breast cancer and breast cancer education. In awarding grants, the Department shall consider criteria that includes, but is not limited to, projects and initiatives that address disparities in incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer, based on data from the Illinois Cancer Registry, and populations facing barriers to care in accordance with Section 21.5 of the Illinois Lottery Law.
(c-5) The Department shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 31 of each year. The report shall provide a summary of the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure lottery ticket sales, grants awarded, and the accomplishments of the grantees.
(d) The Board is discontinued on June 30, 2027.
(Source: P.A. 99-917, eff. 12-30-16.)