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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 4040/) Social Security Number Protection Task Force Act.

20 ILCS 4040/1

    (20 ILCS 4040/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Social Security Number Protection Task Force Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-813, eff. 7-27-04.)

20 ILCS 4040/5

    (20 ILCS 4040/5)
    Sec. 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds as follows:
        (1) Identity theft is a major and growing problem in
    
the United States and in Illinois.
        (2) An individual's social security number is a
    
primary means of identifying the individual, and the unauthorized disclosure of the individual's social security number creates a substantial risk that the individual's identity may be stolen.
        (3) Certain State officers and agencies require
    
individuals to disclose their social security numbers for various reasons, thus creating the potential for the theft of those individuals' identities if their social security numbers are further disclosed without authorization.
        (4) The State should take all necessary steps to
    
ensure that the procedures used by its officers and agencies do not facilitate the theft of individuals' identities through the unauthorized disclosure of those individuals' social security numbers.
(Source: P.A. 93-813, eff. 7-27-04.)

20 ILCS 4040/10

    (20 ILCS 4040/10)
    Sec. 10. Social Security Number Protection Task Force.
    (a) The Social Security Number Protection Task Force is created within the Office of the Attorney General. The Attorney General is responsible for administering the activities of the Task Force. The Task Force shall consist of the following members:
        (1) Two members representing the House of
    
Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
        (2) Two members representing the House of
    
Representatives, appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;
        (3) Two members representing the Senate, appointed by
    
the President of the Senate;
        (4) Two members representing the Senate, appointed by
    
the Minority Leader of the Senate;
        (5) One member, who shall serve as the chairperson of
    
the Task Force, representing the Office of the Attorney General, appointed by the Attorney General;
        (6) One member representing the Office of the
    
Secretary of State, appointed by the Secretary of State;
        (7) One member representing the Office of the
    
Governor, appointed by the Governor;
        (8) One member representing the Department of Natural
    
Resources, appointed by the Director of Natural Resources;
        (9) One member representing the Department of
    
Healthcare and Family Services, appointed by the Director of Healthcare and Family Services;
        (10) One member representing the Department of
    
Revenue, appointed by the Director of Revenue;
        (11) One member representing the Department of State
    
Police, appointed by the Director of State Police;
        (12) One member representing the Department of
    
Employment Security, appointed by the Director of Employment Security;
        (13) One member representing the Illinois Courts,
    
appointed by the Director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts;
        (14) One member representing the Department on
    
Aging, appointed by the Director of the Department on Aging;
        (15) One member appointed by the Director of Central
    
Management Services;
        (16) One member appointed by the Executive Director
    
of the Board of Higher Education;
        (17) One member appointed by the Secretary of Human
    
Services;
        (18) Three members appointed by the chairperson of
    
the Task Force, representing local-governmental organizations, who may include representatives of clerks of the circuit court, recorders of deeds, counties, and municipalities;
        (19) One member representing the Office of the State
    
Comptroller, appointed by the Comptroller; and
        (20) One member representing school administrators,
    
appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
    (b) The Task Force shall examine the procedures used by the State to protect an individual against the unauthorized disclosure of his or her social security number when the State requires the individual to provide his or her social security number to an officer or agency of the State.
    (c) The Task Force shall report its findings and recommendations, including its recommendations concerning a unique identification number system under Section 15, to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, and the General Assembly no later than December 31 of each year.
(Source: P.A. 94-611, eff. 8-18-05; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-482, eff. 8-28-07.)

20 ILCS 4040/15

    (20 ILCS 4040/15)
    Sec. 15. Unique identification numbers.
    (a) The Task Force shall explore the technical and procedural changes that are necessary in order to implement a unique identification number system to replace the use of social security numbers by State and local government agencies for identification and record-keeping purposes. The Task Force shall identify other states and local governments that have implemented a unique identification number system and make recommendations and devise procedures for creating a Statewide unique identification number program.
    (b) The Task Force shall report its findings on unique identification numbers and recommendations to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, and the General Assembly, by December 31, 2007.
(Source: P.A. 95-482, eff. 8-28-07.)

20 ILCS 4040/99

    (20 ILCS 4040/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 93-813, eff. 7-27-04.)