(20 ILCS 4070/10)
Establishment of Commission.
(a) The Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes is established. The Commission shall consist of a chairperson and 20 additional members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The membership may include, but is not limited to, persons who are active in and knowledgeable about the areas of law enforcement, the criminal and civil justice systems, education, human rights, business and industry, arts and culture, social services, and religion. Terms of the members shall be staggered so that 10 of the initial members shall serve until March 1, 2009, 10 of the initial members and the initial chairperson shall serve until March 1, 2011, and thereafter each member shall serve for a term of 4 years. Members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the Council shall be filled by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for the unexpired term. Members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for expenses.
(b) The Commission shall be provided assistance and necessary staff support services by the agencies of State government involved in the issues to be addressed by it.
(Source: P.A. 95-425, eff. 8-24-07.)