(20 ILCS 5115/5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2018)
Protection of Individuals With Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force; members.
(a) There is created the Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force ("Task Force") consisting of 24 members, one member appointed by the Attorney General, one liaison of the Office of the Governor and 14 other members appointed by the Governor, 2 circuit judges appointed by the Supreme Court, one member appointed by the State Treasurer, one member appointed by the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, and 4 members of the General Assembly, one each appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate. The appointments shall be made within 90 days after the effective date of this Act.
(b) The members shall reflect the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity and diversity of disabilities of
this State and include:
(1) Circuit judges who preside over criminal cases;
(2) State's Attorneys;
(3) Public Defenders;
(4) representatives of organizations that
advocate for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities;
(5) representatives of organizations that
advocate for persons with physical disabilities;
(6) representatives of organizations that
advocate for persons with mental illness;
(7) representatives of organizations that advocate
for adolescents and youth;
(8) a representative from the Guardianship and
(9) sheriffs or their designees;
(10) chiefs of municipal police departments or their
(11) individuals with disabilities;
(12) parents or guardians of individuals with
(13) community-based providers of services to persons
(14) a representative of a service coordination
(c) The following State officials shall serve as ex-officio members of the Task Force:
(1) a liaison of the Governor's Office;
(2) the Attorney General or his or her designee;
(3) the Director of State Police or his or her
(4) the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
(5) the Director of Corrections or his or her
(6) the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her
(7) the Director of the Guardianship and Advocacy
Commission or his or her designee;
(8) the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
Information Authority or his or her designee; and
(9) the State Treasurer or his or her designee.
(d) The members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation.
(e) The Task Force members shall elect one of the appointed members to serve as a co-chair of the Task Force at the first meeting of the Task Force. The other co-chair shall be the liaison of the Governor's Office.
(f) The Guardianship and Advocacy Commission shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force.
(Source: P.A. 100-481, eff. 9-8-17.)