(20 ILCS 2310/2310-348)
The Quality of Life Board.
(a) The Quality of Life Board is created as an advisory board within the Department. The Board shall consist of 11 members as follows: 2 members appointed by the President of the Senate; one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; 2 members appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be designated as chair of the Board at the time of appointment; and 3 members appointed by the Director who represent organizations that advocate for the healthcare needs of the first and second highest HIV/AIDS risk groups, one each from the northern Illinois region, the central Illinois region, and the southern Illinois region.
The Board members shall serve one 2-year term. If a vacancy occurs in the Board membership, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the initial appointment.
(b) Board members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their reasonable travel expenses from funds appropriated for that purpose. The Department shall provide staff and administrative support services to the Board.
(c) The Board must:
(i) consult with the Department of the Lottery in
designing and promoting the Quality of Life special instant scratch-off lottery game; and
(ii) review grant applications, make recommendations
and comments, and consult with the Department of Public Health in making grants, from amounts appropriated from the Quality of Life Endowment Fund, to public or private entities in Illinois for the purpose of HIV/AIDS-prevention education and for making grants to public or private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding organizations that serve the highest at-risk categories for contracting HIV or developing AIDS in accordance with Section 21.7 of the Illinois Lottery Law.
(d) The Board is discontinued on June 30, 2018.
(Source: P.A. 97-464, eff. 10-15-11; 97-1117, eff. 8-27-12.)