(20 ILCS 4010/2004)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 1954)
(a) The council shall be composed of 38 voting members, 27 of
whom shall be appointed by the Governor from residents of the State so as
to ensure that the membership reasonably represents consumers of services
to persons with developmental disabilities.
(b) Eleven voting members shall be the Directors of Public Aid, Public
Health, Aging, Children and Family Services, the Guardianship and Advocacy
Commission, the State protection and advocacy agency, the State Board of
Education, the Division of Specialized Care for Children of the University of
Illinois, and the State University Affiliated Program, or their designees,
plus the Secretary of Human Services (or his or her designee) and one
additional representative of the Department of Human Services designated by the
(c) Nineteen voting members shall be persons with developmental
disabilities, parents or guardians of such persons, or immediate relatives
or guardians of persons with mentally impairing developmental disabilities.
None of these members shall be employees of a State agency which receives
funds or provides services under the federal Developmental Disabilities
Assistance and Bill of Rights Act Amendments of 1987, managing employees of
any other entity which services funds or provides services under the
federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act
Amendments of 1987, or persons with an ownership or control interest in
such an entity.
Of these members:
(1) At least 6 shall be persons with developmental
(d) Eight voting members shall be representatives of local
agencies, nongovernmental agencies and groups concerned with services to
persons with developmental disabilities.
(e) The Governor shall consider nominations made by advocacy and
(f) Of the initial members appointed by the Governor, 8
shall be appointed for terms of one year,
9 shall be appointed for terms of
2 years, and 9 shall be appointed for terms of 3 years.
Thereafter, all members shall be appointed for terms of 3 years. No member
shall serve more than 2 successive terms.
(g) Individual terms of office shall be chosen by lot at the initial
meeting of the council.
(h) Vacancies in the membership shall be filled in the same manner as
initial appointments. Appointments to fill vacancies occurring before the
expiration of a term shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(i) Members shall not receive compensation for their services, but shall
be reimbursed for their actual expenses plus up to $50 a day for any loss
of wages incurred in the performance of their
(j) Total membership consists of the number of voting members, as
defined in this Section, excluding any vacant positions. A quorum shall
consist of a simple majority of total membership and shall be sufficient to
transaction of business of the council unless stipulated otherwise in the
bylaws of the council.
(k) The council shall meet at least quarterly.
(l) The Director of the
Governor's Office of Management and Budget, or his or her designee,
shall serve as a nonvoting
member of the council.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)