(20 ILCS 5010/55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 55. General powers and duties of the Commission.
    (a) The Commission shall:
        (1) provide advice and assistance to public and
private elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education in this State regarding implementation of Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs;
        (2) meet with appropriate representatives of public
and private organizations, including service organizations, to provide information on and to assist in planning, coordinating, or modifying Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs;
        (3) determine which, if any, existing Holocaust or
other genocide memorials, exhibits, or other resources could be included in or used to support Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs;
        (4) compile a list of volunteers, such as Holocaust
or other genocide survivors, liberators of concentration camps, scholars, and members of the clergy, who have agreed to share, in classrooms, seminars, exhibits, or workshops, their verifiable knowledge and experiences regarding the Holocaust or other genocide;
        (5) coordinate events in this State memorializing
the Holocaust and other genocides on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the Days of Remembrance established by the United States Congress, or on any other day designated by the Commission for that purpose; and
        (6) solicit volunteers to participate in
commemorative events designed to enhance public awareness of the continuing significance of the Holocaust and other genocides.
    (b) In implementing subsection (a)(3), the Commission may contact and cooperate with:
        (1) existing public or private Holocaust or other
genocide resource organizations, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center;
        (2) other museums, centers, and organizations based
in this State;
        (3) the State Board of Education and the Board of
Higher Education; and
        (4) members of the United States Congress and of the
Illinois General Assembly.
    (c) The Commission shall adopt rules as necessary for its own procedures.
    (d) The Commission may appoint advisory committees to advise the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 96-1063, eff. 1-1-11.)