(20 ILCS 3983/20)
The Illinois Latino Family Commission shall be comprised of 15 members. The Governor, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint 3 members to the Commission. Each member shall have working knowledge of human services, community development, and economic public policies in Illinois. The Governor shall appoint the chairperson or chairpersons.
The members shall reflect regional representation to ensure that the needs of Latino families and children throughout the State are met. The members shall be selected from a variety of disciplines. They shall represent a partnership and collaborative effort between public and private agencies, the business sector, and community-based human services organizations.
Members shall serve 3-year terms, except in the case of initial appointments. Five members, as determined by lot, shall be appointed to one-year terms; 5 members shall be appointed to 2-year terms; and 5 members shall be appointed to 3-year terms, so that the terms are staggered. Members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for Commission-related expenses.
The Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois State Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Capital Development Board, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Transportation shall each appoint a liaison to serve ex-officio on the Commission. The Office of the Governor, in cooperation with the State agencies appointing liaisons to the Commission under this paragraph, shall provide administrative support to the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 98-32, eff. 1-1-14.)