|Public Act 093-0779
||LRB093 20820 EFG 46744 b
AN ACT in relation to veterans.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Veterans Affairs Act is
amended by adding Section 15 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2805/15 new)
Veterans advisory council.
(a) A veterans advisory council shall be established in the
State of Illinois. The council shall consist of at least 17
members as follows:
(1) Four members of the General Assembly, appointed one
each by the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of
the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives,
preferably from a legislative or representative district
in which a State-operated veterans home is located.
(2) Six veterans appointed by the Director of Veterans'
(3) One veteran appointed by the commander or president
of each veterans service organization that is chartered by
the federal government and by the State of Illinois and
elects to appoint a member.
No member of the council shall be an employee or
representative of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Members of the council shall serve without compensation or
(b) At the initial meeting of the council, the members
shall elect from among themselves a chairman. The members shall
draw lots to determine the length of their terms so that 9
members have terms that expire on July 1, 2005 and the
remaining members have terms that expire on July 1, 2006.
Thereafter, all members of the council shall be appointed for