(20 ILCS 4075/15)
Commission members; appointments.
The Commission shall be composed of the following members, to be appointed within 60 days after the effective date of this Act:
(a) Four members of the General Assembly: 2 members of the
Illinois Senate, one member appointed by the President of the
Senate and one member appointed by the Senate Minority Leader;
2 members of the Illinois House of Representatives, one member appointed by the Speaker of the House and one member appointed by the House Minority Leader.
(b) A member of the Governor's leadership team appointed by the Governor, who shall serve as one of the co-chairs of the Commission.
(c) Up to 30 public members appointed by the Governor with demonstrated interest and expertise in children and youth across the major stages of child and adolescent development. Public members shall include rural, suburban and urban entities; direct service providers; child advocates; human rights organizations; faith-based service providers; philanthropic organizations that invest in children and youth; at least 3 parents of children under the age of 16; and at least 3 young people between the ages of 16 and 24. A second co-chair of the Commission shall be elected from among the public members of the Commission by the public members.
(d) The following shall serve as ex-officio members of the Commission: the Director of Children and Family Services or his or her designee; the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or her designee; the Director of Corrections or his or her designee; the Director of Employment Security or his or her designee; the Director of Healthcare and Family Services or his or her designee; the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee; the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her designee; the Director of Public Health or his or her designee; the State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee; the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Children and Youth Services or his or her designee; the Executive Director of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority or his or her designee; the Chair of the Illinois African-American Family Commission or his or her designee; and the Chair of the Latino Family Commission or his or her designee.
In addition, there shall be a representative of a local government entity coordinating services for children and youth and a representative of the Illinois Early Learning Council, to be chosen by the chairs.
(Source: P.A. 95-781, eff. 8-5-08.)