(20 ILCS 5065/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on September 1, 2017)
    Sec. 15. The Unmanned Aerial System Task Force.
    (a) There is hereby created the Unmanned Aerial System Oversight Task Force to study and make recommendations for the operation, usage, and regulation of Unmanned Aerial Systems, commonly referred to as "drone" technology, within this State.
    (b) Within 90 days after the effective date of this Act members of the Task Force shall be appointed by the Governor and shall consist of one member from each of the following agencies or interest groups:
        (1) a member of the Division of Aeronautics of the
    
Department of Transportation, nominated by the Secretary of Transportation;
        (2) a member of the Department of State Police,
    
nominated by the Director of State Police;
        (3) a Conservation Police officer of the Department
    
of Natural Resources, nominated by the Director of Natural Resources;
        (4) a member of the Department of Agriculture,
    
nominated by the Director of Agriculture;
        (5) a member of the Department of Commerce and
    
Economic Opportunity, nominated by the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;
        (6) a UAS technical commercial representative;
        (7) a UAS manufacturing industry representative;
        (8) a person nominated by the Attorney General;
        (9) a member of the Illinois Conservation Police
    
Lodge, nominated by the president of the Lodge;
        (10) a member of a statewide sportsmen's
    
federation, nominated by the president of the federation;
        (11) a member of a statewide agricultural
    
association, nominated by the president of the association;
        (12) a member of a statewide commerce association,
    
nominated by the president or executive director of the association;
        (13) a person nominated by an electric utility
    
company serving retail customers in this State;
        (14) a member of the Illinois National Guard,
    
nominated by the Adjutant General;
        (15) a member of a statewide retail association,
    
nominated by the president of the association;
        (16) a member of a statewide manufacturing trade
    
association, nominated by the president or chief executive officer of the association;
        (17) a member of a statewide property and casualty
    
insurance association, nominated by the president or chief executive officer of the association;
        (18) a member of a statewide association representing
    
real estate brokers licensed in this State, nominated by the president of the association;
        (19) a member of a statewide surveying association,
    
nominated by the president of the association;
        (20) a law enforcement official from a municipality
    
with a population of 2 million or more inhabitants, nominated by the mayor of the municipality;
        (21) a law enforcement official from a municipality
    
with a population of less than 2 million inhabitants, nominated by a statewide police chiefs association;
        (22) a member of a statewide freight railroad
    
association, nominated by the president of the association; and
        (23) a member of a statewide broadcasters
    
association, nominated by the president of the association.
    (b-5) Within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, 8 members of the Task Force shall also be appointed as follows: 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, 2 members appointed by the President of the Senate, and 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
    (c) Nominations to the Task Force must be submitted to the Governor within 60 days of August 18, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 99-392), except that the nomination from a statewide broadcasters association shall be made within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. The Governor shall make the appointments within 30 days after the close of nominations. The term of the appointment shall be until submission of the report of comprehensive recommendations under subsection (g) of this Section. The member from the Division of Aeronautics of the Department of Transportation shall chair the Task Force and serve as a liaison to the Governor and General Assembly. Meetings of the Task Force shall be held as necessary to complete the duties of the Task Force. Meetings of the Task Force shall be held in the central part of the State.
    (d) The members of the Task Force shall receive no compensation for serving as members of the Task Force.
    (e) The Task Force shall consider commercial and private uses of drones, landowner and privacy rights, as well as general rules and regulations for safe operation of drones, and prepare comprehensive recommendations for the safe and lawful operation of UAS in this State.
    (f) The Department of Transportation shall provide administrative support to the Task Force.
    (g) The Task Force shall submit a report with recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly no later than July 1, 2017.
(Source: P.A. 99-392, eff. 8-18-15; 99-649, eff. 7-28-16.)