(20 ILCS 4080/10)
Commission on the Elimination of Poverty.
The Commission on the Elimination of Poverty is created. The purpose of the Commission is to comprehensively address poverty in Illinois consistent with international human rights standards. The initial goal of the Commission is to develop a poverty elimination strategic plan to reduce extreme poverty in Illinois by 50% or more by 2015. In developing the overall strategic plan, and in working toward the goal of reducing extreme poverty in Illinois by at least 50% by 2015, the Commission shall address, at a minimum, all of the following:
(1) Access to safe, decent and affordable housing.
(2) Access to adequate food and nutrition.
(3) Access to affordable and quality health care.
(4) Equal access to quality education and training.
(5) Dependable and affordable transportation.
(6) Access to quality and affordable child care.
(7) Opportunities to engage in meaningful and
(8) The availability of adequate income supports.
The strategic plan shall include specific policy and fiscal recommendations and a timeline for each stage of implementation for each recommendation. For each recommendation, the Commission shall identify in measurable terms the actual or potential impact. The Commission may review and may make comments and recommendations on existing or proposed programs, policies, administrative rules, and statutes that have an impact on poverty in Illinois and, in particular, people living in extreme poverty.
(Source: P.A. 95-833, eff. 8-15-08.)