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CHILDREN
(325 ILCS 35/) Interagency Board for Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing and have an Emotional or Behavioral Disorder Act.

325 ILCS 35/1

    (325 ILCS 35/1) (from Ch. 23, par. 6701)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Interagency Board for Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing and have an Emotional or Behavioral Disorder Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-680, eff. 1-1-97.)

325 ILCS 35/2

    (325 ILCS 35/2) (from Ch. 23, par. 6702)
    Sec. 2. Purpose. The State of Illinois recognizes the need to create an interagency board for services for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder. The Board shall provide advice to the State Superintendent of Education, the Governor, and the General Assembly on all matters pertaining to policy on children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder, including, but not limited to:
        (a) The need for diagnostic, referral, and placement
    
assistance centers.
        (b) A report on the implementation of legislation
    
enacted for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder.
        (c) A status report on day and residential
    
educational and mental health service providers for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder.
(Source: P.A. 89-680, eff. 1-1-97.)

325 ILCS 35/3

    (325 ILCS 35/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 6703)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Board" means the Interagency Board.
    "Children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder" means a child who has auditory impairment which is serious enough to warrant an array of special services and special education programs in order to assist the child both educationally and socially, and the behavior is seriously disruptive and unacceptable to peers, educational staff, and persons in the community or presents a danger to self or others.
(Source: P.A. 89-680, eff. 1-1-97.)

325 ILCS 35/4

    (325 ILCS 35/4) (from Ch. 23, par. 6704)
    Sec. 4. Appointment. The Board shall consist of 12 members, one of whom shall be appointed by the Governor. The State Superintendent of Education shall appoint 2 members, one of whom shall be a parent of a child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing and has an emotional or behavioral disorder, and one of whom shall be an employee of the agency. The Director of Children and Family Services shall appoint 2 members, one of whom shall be a parent, foster parent, or legal guardian of a child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing and has an emotional or behavioral disorder, and one of whom shall be an employee of the agency. The Secretary of Human Services shall appoint 4 members, 2 of whom shall be parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder, and 2 of whom shall be employees of the agency.
    The Director of Healthcare and Family Services shall appoint one member who shall be an employee of the agency. The Community and Residential Services Authority for Behavior Disturbed and Severe Emotionally Disturbed Students shall appoint one member who shall be an employee of the Authority, and the Director of the Division of Specialized Care for Children shall appoint one member who shall be an employee of that agency.
    Each appointing authority shall give preference to any qualified deaf employee when making appointments to the Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

325 ILCS 35/5

    (325 ILCS 35/5) (from Ch. 23, par. 6705)
    Sec. 5. Term of office. Vacancies in terms shall be filled by the original appointing authority. All members shall be appointed for a term of 3 years.
(Source: P.A. 89-680, eff. 1-1-97.)

325 ILCS 35/6

    (325 ILCS 35/6) (from Ch. 23, par. 6706)
    Sec. 6. Organization. The Board shall organize for the transaction of business by selecting a chairperson and a secretary from the members and adopt bylaws to govern its proceedings. The chairperson and secretary shall be elected by the Board from time to time from among members.
(Source: P.A. 89-680, eff. 1-1-97.)

325 ILCS 35/7

    (325 ILCS 35/7) (from Ch. 23, par. 6707)
    Sec. 7. Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held no less than 6 times the first year, the time and place of such meetings to be fixed by the Board. The Board shall meet at least quarterly thereafter but not more than 12 meetings per year thereafter. Special meetings may be called by the chairman or by any 8 members of the Board by giving notice thereof in writing, stating the time, place and purpose of the meeting. Such notice shall be served by special delivery letter deposited in the mail at least 48 hours before any special meeting. Eight members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the Board shall be necessary for any action taken by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-1200.)

325 ILCS 35/8

    (325 ILCS 35/8) (from Ch. 23, par. 6708)
    Sec. 8. Staff. The State Board of Education shall designate employees to act as staff to the Board and shall furnish all professional and clerical assistance necessary for the performance of its powers and duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-1200.)

325 ILCS 35/9

    (325 ILCS 35/9) (from Ch. 23, par. 6709)
    Sec. 9. Compensation. Members of the Board shall not receive any compensation for service on the Board, but shall be reimbursed for necessary travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-1200.)

325 ILCS 35/10

    (325 ILCS 35/10) (from Ch. 23, par. 6710)
    Sec. 10. Powers and duties. The Board shall advise the State Superintendent of Education, the Governor and the General Assembly and make recommendations pertaining to but not limited to the following matters:
    (a) Existing and proposed programs of services for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder known to all State agencies.
    (b) The State program and financial plan for services for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder and the system of priorities to be developed by the State Board of Education.
    (c) Standards for services in facilities serving children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder.
    (d) Services and research activities in the field, including evaluation of services.
    (e) Planning for professional training in a State university or college.
    (f) The receipt and dispersal of State and federal funds designated for services to children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder.
    (g) Statewide identification and tracking for this population.
(Source: P.A. 89-680, eff. 1-1-97.)

325 ILCS 35/11

    (325 ILCS 35/11) (from Ch. 23, par. 6711)
    Sec. 11. Reports. The Board shall make a report of its work annually to the State Superintendent of Education and to the Governor and to each regular session of the General Assembly.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1200; 87-1127.)

325 ILCS 35/12

    (325 ILCS 35/12) (from Ch. 23, par. 6712)
    Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 86-1200.)