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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 2330/) Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Act.

20 ILCS 2330/0.01

    (20 ILCS 2330/0.01) (was 20 ILCS 710/0.01)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-798, eff. 7-9-00.)

20 ILCS 2330/1

    (20 ILCS 2330/1) (was 20 ILCS 710/1)
    Sec. 1. Creation. There is created in the Department of Public Health the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

20 ILCS 2330/1.1

    (20 ILCS 2330/1.1) (was 20 ILCS 710/1.1)
    Sec. 1.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by internal repealer, eff. 1-9-95.)

20 ILCS 2330/2

    (20 ILCS 2330/2) (was 20 ILCS 710/2)
    Sec. 2. Purpose. The purpose of the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is to promote and support community service in public and private programs to meet the needs of Illinois residents; to stimulate new volunteerism and community service initiatives and partnerships; and to serve as a resource and advocate among all State agencies for community service agencies, volunteers, and programs which utilize federal, State, and private volunteers.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

20 ILCS 2330/3

    (20 ILCS 2330/3) (was 20 ILCS 710/3)
    Sec. 3. Definitions.
    "Commission" means the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.
    "Director" means the Executive Director of the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.
    "Staff" means the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service staff.
(Source: P.A. 91-798, eff. 7-9-00.)

20 ILCS 2330/4

    (20 ILCS 2330/4) (was 20 ILCS 710/4)
    Sec. 4. Operation. The Governor shall appoint a Director of the Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service who shall serve at the Governor's pleasure and who shall receive such compensation as is determined by the Governor. The Director shall employ such staff as is necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act. The Commission, working in cooperation with State agencies, individuals, local groups, and organizations throughout the State, may undertake programs and activities which further the purposes of this Act, including, but not limited to, the following:
        (a) providing technical assistance to programs which
    
depend upon volunteers;
        (b) initiating community service programs to meet
    
previously unmet needs in Illinois;
        (c) promoting and coordinating efforts to expand and
    
improve the statewide community service network;
        (d) recognizing outstanding community service
    
accomplishments;
        (e) disseminating information to support community
    
service programs and to broaden community service involvement throughout the State;
        (f) implementing federally funded grant programs in
    
Illinois such as the National and Community Service Trust Act, as amended by the Serve America Act;
        (g) taking an active role in the State's emergency
    
management plan to coordinate volunteers for disaster preparedness and response;
        (h) promoting intergenerational initiatives and
    
efforts to promote inclusion among diverse populations; and
        (i) fostering an environment that promotes social
    
innovation throughout the State.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

20 ILCS 2330/4.1

    (20 ILCS 2330/4.1) (was 20 ILCS 710/4.1)
    Sec. 4.1. Illinois Service Education Award Grant. The Commission may, subject to appropriation, award an Illinois Service Education Award Grant to recipients of a national service educational award established under 42 U.S.C. 12602 and awarded by the Corporation for National Community Service. The grant must be awarded only as a partial matching grant. An individual who successfully completes a required term of full-time national service in an approved national service position in this State may apply to receive an Illinois Service Education Award Grant. The Commission shall adopt rules to govern the process for applying for the grant and for determining the amount of the grant and any other rules necessary to implement and administer this Section.
    An Illinois Service Education Award Grant may be used for any of the following purposes:
        (1) To repay student loans associated with attending
    
an Illinois institution of higher learning, as defined in the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
        (2) To pay all or part of the cost of attendance at
    
an Illinois institution of higher learning, as defined in the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
        (3) To pay expenses incurred in participating in an
    
approved Illinois school-to-work program.
        (4) Any other purpose for which the national service
    
educational award may lawfully be used.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

20 ILCS 2330/4.2

    (20 ILCS 2330/4.2) (was 20 ILCS 710/4.2)
    Sec. 4.2. Receiving and expending funds. The Commission may receive and expend funds, grants, and services from any source for purposes reasonable and necessary to carry out a coordinated plan of community service throughout the State.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

20 ILCS 2330/5

    (20 ILCS 2330/5) (was 20 ILCS 710/5)
    Sec. 5. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-597, eff. 1-9-95.)

20 ILCS 2330/5.1

    (20 ILCS 2330/5.1) (was 20 ILCS 710/5.1)
    Sec. 5.1. Commission. The Commission is established to encourage community service and volunteer participation as a means of community and State problem-solving; to promote and support voluntary resident involvement in government and private programs throughout the State; to develop a long-term, comprehensive vision and plan of action for national volunteerism and community service initiatives in Illinois; and to serve as the State's liaison to national and State organizations that support its mission.
    The Commission shall consist of 15 to 25 bipartisan voting members and up to 15 bipartisan nonvoting members. At least 25% of the members must be from the City of Chicago.
    The Governor shall appoint up to 25 voting members and up to 15 nonvoting members. Of those initial 25 voting members, 10 shall serve for 3 years, 8 shall serve for 2 years, and 7 shall serve for one year. Voting members appointed by the Governor shall include at least the following: an expert in the education, training, and development needs of youth; an expert in philanthropy; a representative of labor organizations; a representative of business; a representative of community-based organizations; the State Superintendent of Education; a youth between 16 and 25 years old who is a participant or supervisor in a community service program; an expert in older adult volunteerism; a representative of persons with disabilities; a representative of local government; and a representative of a national service program. A representative of the federal Corporation for National Service shall be appointed as a nonvoting member.
    Appointing authorities shall ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that the Commission is diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, age, gender, geography, and disability. Not more than 50% of the Commission appointed by the Governor may be from the same political party.
    Subsequent voting members of the Commission shall serve 3-year terms. Commissioners must be allowed to serve until new commissioners are appointed in order to maintain the federally required number of commissioners.
    Each nonvoting member shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
    Members of the Commission may not serve more than 3 consecutive terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments and any member so appointed shall serve during the remainder of the term for which the vacancy occurred. The members shall not receive any compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

20 ILCS 2330/6

    (20 ILCS 2330/6) (was 20 ILCS 710/6)
    Sec. 6. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-597, eff. 1-9-95.)

20 ILCS 2330/6.1

    (20 ILCS 2330/6.1) (was 20 ILCS 710/6.1)
    Sec. 6.1. Functions of Commission. The Commission shall meet at least quarterly and shall advise and consult with the Department of Public Health and the Governor's Office on all matters relating to community service in Illinois. In addition, the Commission shall have the following duties:
        (a) prepare a 3-year State service plan, developed
    
through an open, public process and updated annually;
        (b) prepare the financial assistance applications of
    
the State under the National and Community Service Trust Fund Act of 1993, as amended by the Serve America Act;
        (c) assist in the preparation of the application by
    
the State Board of Education for assistance under that Act;
        (d) prepare the State's application under that Act
    
for the approval of national service positions;
        (e) assist in the provision of health care and child
    
care benefits under that Act;
        (f) develop a State recruitment, placement, and
    
information dissemination system for participants in programs that receive assistance under the national service laws;
        (g) administer the State's grant program including
    
selection, oversight, and evaluation of grant recipients;
        (h) make technical assistance available to enable
    
applicants to plan and implement service programs and to apply for assistance under the national service laws;
        (i) develop projects, training methods, curriculum
    
materials, and other activities related to service;
        (j) coordinate its functions with any division of the
    
federal Corporation for National and Community Service outlined in the National and Community Service Trust Fund Act of 1993, as amended by the Serve America Act;
        (k) publicize Commission services and promote
    
community involvement in the activities of the Commission;
        (l) promote increased visibility and support for
    
volunteers of all ages, especially youth and senior citizens, and community service in meeting the needs of Illinois residents; and
        (m) represent the Department of Public Health and the
    
Governor's Office on such occasions and in such manner as the Department may provide.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

20 ILCS 2330/7

    (20 ILCS 2330/7) (was 20 ILCS 710/7)
    Sec. 7. Program transfer. On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the authority, powers, and duties in this Act of the Department of Human Services are transferred to the Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

20 ILCS 2330/10

    (20 ILCS 2330/10) (was 20 ILCS 710/10)
    Sec. 10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 91-798, eff. 7-9-00.)