(20 ILCS 5035/20)
Membership; appointments; meetings; support.
(a) The Commission shall include representation from both public and private organizations, and its membership shall reflect regional, racial, and cultural diversity to ensure representation of the needs of all Illinois citizens.
Commission members shall include one
member appointed by the President of the Senate, one
member appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, one
member appointed by the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, one member appointed by the Minority Leader
of the House of Representatives, and other members appointed
by the Governor. The Governor's appointments shall include,
without limitation, the following:
(1) A co-chair from the Office of the Governor and a
co-chair not employed by a governmental entity to represent the interests of nongovernmental organizations.
(2) Eight members of the General Assembly
representing each of the majority and minority caucuses of each chamber.
(3) The Directors or Secretaries of the following
State agencies or their designees:
(A) Department of Human Services.
(B) Department of Children and Family Services.
(C) Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
(D) State Board of Education.
(E) Department on Aging.
(F) Department of Juvenile Justice.
(G) Department of Corrections.
(H) Department of Public Health.
(4) Local government stakeholders and nongovernmental
stakeholders with an interest in human services, including representation among the following private-sector fields and constituencies:
(A) Early childhood education and development.
(B) Child care.
(C) Child welfare.
(D) Youth services.
(E) Developmental disabilities.
(F) Mental health.
(H) Employment and training.
(I) Sexual and domestic violence.
(J) Alcohol and substance abuse.
(K) Local community collaborations among human
(L) Immigrant services.
(M) Affordable housing.
(O) Food and nutrition.
(Q) Older adults.
(R) Physical disabilities.
(V) Law enforcement.
(W) Maternal and child health.
(5) A representative of a maternal and child health
training program at a public university in the State.
(b) Members shall serve without compensation for the duration of the Commission.
(c) In the event of a vacancy, the appointment to fill the vacancy shall be made in the same manner as the original
(d) The Commission shall convene within 60 days after the effective date of this Act. The initial meeting of the Commission shall be convened by the co-chair selected by the Governor. Subsequent meetings shall convene at the call of the co-chairs. The Commission shall meet on a quarterly basis, or more often if necessary.
(e) The Department of Human Services shall provide administrative support to the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 97-1077, eff. 1-1-13.)