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90_HB1691eng New Act. Creates the Commission on the Status of Women Act. Contains the short title only. LRB9004489MWpc HB1691 Engrossed LRB9004489MWpc 1 AN ACT to create the Commission on the Status of Women. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Commission on the Status of Women Act. 6 Section 5. Creation; members. A commission, to be known 7 as the Commission on the Status of Women, is created within 8 the Department of Human Rights. 9 The Commission shall consist of 18 members, including: 8 10 members of the General Assembly, 2 each to be appointed by 11 the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority 12 Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the 13 Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate; 8 members of 14 the public, 2 each to be appointed by the Speaker of the 15 House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of 16 Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the 17 Minority Leader of the Senate; and 2 members of the public 18 appointed by the Governor. 19 Members appointed from the public may include but are not 20 limited to persons who are active in and knowledgeable about 21 the following areas: health and human services, education, 22 business and industry, science and technology, arts and 23 culture, the promotion of social and economic justice, law 24 and government, and volunteerism. 25 At least 11 of the 18 members of the Commission shall be 26 women. The membership of the Commission shall reflect the 27 diversity of this State's population. The legislative 28 leaders and the Governor shall consult with individuals and 29 organizations that promote the advancement of women to seek 30 their recommendation of persons to serve as public members of 31 the Commission. HB1691 Engrossed -2- LRB9004489MWpc 1 Section 10. Terms. The members of the Commission shall 2 be appointed every 2 years for terms expiring on July 1 of 3 each succeeding odd-numbered year. The public members shall 4 serve until their respective successors are appointed and 5 qualified. The members from the General Assembly shall serve 6 until their respective successors are appointed or until the 7 termination of their legislative service, whichever occurs 8 first. Vacancies occurring because of the death or 9 resignation of a member shall be filled by the appointing 10 authority for the group in which the vacancy occurs. The new 11 member shall serve for the remainder of the term of the 12 position that was vacated. 13 Section 15. Compensation. Commission members shall not 14 receive compensation for their services but shall be 15 reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance 16 of their duties. 17 Section 20. Organization; rules. The Commission shall, 18 within 30 days after all of the members have been appointed, 19 appoint one member as its Chairperson, a secretary to keep a 20 record of its proceedings, and any other officers that it 21 considers necessary. A Chairperson shall be appointed every 22 2 years. The Commission may make any rules for the 23 administration of the Commission that are not inconsistent 24 with this Act. 25 Section 25. Staff and assistants. Subject to 26 appropriations, the Department of Human Rights shall provide 27 the necessary staff and assistance for the Commission. 28 Section 30. Offices. Subject to appropriations, the 29 Commission shall maintain an office for the transaction of 30 business in any city in the State that the Commission may HB1691 Engrossed -3- LRB9004489MWpc 1 designate. 2 Section 40. Powers and duties. 3 (a) The Commission shall do all of the following: 4 (1) identify through research, data collection, and 5 public hearings, barriers to women's equality; 6 (2) maintain and make available to the appropriate 7 appointing authorities lists of persons qualified for 8 appointment to positions in State government; 9 (3) educate the public on the status of women and 10 on the impact of public policy on women, and analyze 11 current and proposed public policies to determine their 12 impact on women and report the analysis to the 13 appropriate authorities; 14 (4) issue reports and recommendations to the 15 executive and legislative branches of State government 16 and to the general public regarding women's policy 17 issues; and 18 (5) help the public and private sectors develop 19 programs and services for women, and encourage 20 collaboration between the Commission and other public 21 agencies, institutions, and organizations on issues of 22 mutual interest on them. 23 (b) The Commission shall also study and analyze all 24 facts relating to Illinois laws, rules, and guidelines with 25 respect to equal protection under the Illinois Constitution. 26 (c) The Commission may do the following: 27 (1) Create standing or special committees as 28 needed. These standing or special committees shall be 29 chaired by a member of the Commission but may include 30 members who are not members of the Commission. 31 (2) Survey activity in the area of status of women 32 carried on by any commission, agency, or department of 33 the federal government, any State, or any private HB1691 Engrossed -4- LRB9004489MWpc 1 organization or association and may cooperate with any of 2 those entities in conducting investigations and studies. 3 Section 45. Gifts and grants. The Commission may accept 4 monetary gifts or grants from the federal government or an 5 agency of the federal government, any charitable foundation 6 or professional association, or any other reputable source 7 for the implementation of any program necessary or desirable 8 for carrying out the general purposes of the Commission. The 9 gifts and grants shall be held by the State Treasurer in a 10 special trust fund outside the State treasury and expended as 11 directed by the Commission in the exercise of its powers and 12 the performance of its duties as prescribed by law. 13 Section 50. Reports and recommendations. On or before 14 February 1 of each year, the Commission shall make a full 15 report of its proceedings for the year ending December 1 to 16 the Governor and members of the General Assembly. The 17 Commission may submit any recommendations pertaining to its 18 affairs that it deems desirable and any recommendations for 19 legislative consideration and action that it deems necessary 20 or desirable with the report. 21 The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly 22 shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the 23 Speaker, Minority Leader, and Clerk of the House of 24 Representatives; the President, Minority Leader, and 25 Secretary of the Senate; and the Legislative Research Unit as 26 required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization 27 Act; and by filing additional copies with the State 28 Government Report Distribution Center for the General 29 Assembly as is required under subsection (1) of Section 7 of 30 the State Library Act.
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