(20 ILCS 2805/20)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2018)
    Sec. 20. Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force. The Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force is hereby created within the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The Task Force shall investigate the re-entry process for service members who return to civilian life after being engaged in an active theater. The investigation shall include the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness, disabilities, and other issues the Task Force finds relevant to the re-entry process. For fiscal year 2012, the Task Force shall include the availability of prosthetics in its investigation. For fiscal year 2014, the Task Force shall include the needs of women veterans with respect to issues including, but not limited to, compensation, rehabilitation, outreach, health care, and issues facing women veterans in the community, and to offer recommendations on how best to alleviate these needs which shall be included in the Task Force Annual Report for 2014. The Task Force shall include the following members:
        (a) a representative of the Department of Veterans'
    
Affairs, who shall chair the committee;
        (b) a representative from the Department of Military
    
Affairs;
        (c) a representative from the Office of the Illinois
    
Attorney General;
        (d) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
Speaker of the House;
        (e) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
House Minority Leader;
        (f) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
President of the Senate;
        (g) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
Senate Minority Leader;
        (h) 4 members chosen by the Department of Veterans'
    
Affairs, who shall represent statewide veterans' organizations or veterans' homeless shelters;
        (i) one member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor;
    
and
        (j) a representative of the United States Department
    
of Veterans Affairs shall be invited to participate.
Vacancies in the Task Force shall be filled by the initial appointing authority. Task Force members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in performing duties associated with the Task Force.
    By July 1, 2008 and by July 1 of each year thereafter through July 1, 2017, the Task Force shall present an annual report of its findings to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Director of Veterans' Affairs, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. As soon as is practicable after the Task Force presents its final report due by July 1, 2017, any information collected by the Task Force in carrying out its duties under this Section shall be transferred to the Illinois Veterans' Advisory Council.
    The Task Force is dissolved, and this Section is repealed, on July 1, 2018.
(Source: P.A. 100-10, eff. 6-30-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-143)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2018)
    Sec. 20. Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force. The Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force is hereby created within the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The Task Force shall investigate the re-entry process for service members who return to civilian life after being engaged in an active theater. The investigation shall include the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness, disabilities, and other issues the Task Force finds relevant to the re-entry process. For fiscal year 2012, the Task Force shall include the availability of prosthetics in its investigation. For fiscal year 2014, the Task Force shall include the needs of women veterans with respect to issues including, but not limited to, compensation, rehabilitation, outreach, health care, and issues facing women veterans in the community, and to offer recommendations on how best to alleviate these needs which shall be included in the Task Force Annual Report for 2014. The Task Force shall include the following members:
        (a) a representative of the Department of Veterans'
    
Affairs, who shall chair the committee;
        (b) a representative from the Department of Military
    
Affairs;
        (c) a representative from the Office of the Illinois
    
Attorney General;
        (d) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
Speaker of the House;
        (e) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
House Minority Leader;
        (f) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
President of the Senate;
        (g) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
Senate Minority Leader;
        (h) 4 members chosen by the Department of Veterans'
    
Affairs, who shall represent statewide veterans' organizations or veterans' homeless shelters;
        (i) one member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor;
    
and
        (j) a representative of the United States Department
    
of Veterans Affairs shall be invited to participate.
Vacancies in the Task Force shall be filled by the initial appointing authority. Task Force members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in performing duties associated with the Task Force.
    By July 1, 2008 and by July 1 of each year thereafter, the Task Force shall present an annual report of its findings to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Director of Veterans' Affairs, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
    If the Task Force becomes inactive because active theaters cease, the Director of Veterans' Affairs may reactivate the Task Force if active theaters are reestablished.
(Source: P.A. 100-143, eff. 1-1-18.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-201)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2018)
    Sec. 20. Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force. The Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force is hereby created within the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The Task Force shall investigate the re-entry process for service members who return to civilian life after being engaged in an active theater. The investigation shall include the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness, disabilities, and other issues the Task Force finds relevant to the re-entry process. For fiscal year 2012, the Task Force shall include the availability of prosthetics in its investigation. For fiscal year 2014, the Task Force shall include the needs of women veterans with respect to issues including, but not limited to, compensation, rehabilitation, outreach, health care, and issues facing women veterans in the community, and to offer recommendations on how best to alleviate these needs which shall be included in the Task Force Annual Report for 2014. The Task Force shall include the following members:
        (a) a representative of the Department of Veterans'
    
Affairs, who shall chair the committee;
        (b) a representative from the Department of Military
    
Affairs;
        (c) a representative from the Office of the Illinois
    
Attorney General;
        (d) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
Speaker of the House;
        (e) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
House Minority Leader;
        (f) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
President of the Senate;
        (g) a member of the General Assembly appointed by the
    
Senate Minority Leader;
        (h) 4 members chosen by the Department of Veterans'
    
Affairs, who shall represent statewide veterans' organizations or veterans' homeless shelters;
        (i) one member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor;
    
and
        (j) a representative of the United States Department
    
of Veterans Affairs shall be invited to participate.
Vacancies in the Task Force shall be filled by the initial appointing authority. Task Force members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in performing duties associated with the Task Force.
    By July 1, 2008 and by July 1 of each year thereafter, the Task Force shall present an annual report of its findings to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Director of Veterans' Affairs, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
    If the Task Force becomes inactive because active theaters cease, the Director of Veterans' Affairs may reactivate the Task Force if active theaters are reestablished.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)