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Public Act 100-0481


 

Public Act 0481 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0481
 
HB2641 EnrolledLRB100 08951 RLC 19096 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal
Justice System Task Force Act.
 
    Section 5. 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
    Advocacy Commission;
        (9) sheriffs or their designees;
        (10) chiefs of municipal police departments or their
    designees;
        (11) individuals with disabilities;
        (12) parents or guardians of individuals with
    disabilities;
        (13) community-based providers of services to persons
    with disabilities; and
        (14) a representative of a service coordination
    agency.
    (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
    designee;
        (4) the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
    designee;
        (5) the Director of Corrections or his or her designee;
        (6) the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her
    designee;
        (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.
 
    Section 10. Task Force duties. The Task Force shall
consider issues that affect adults and juveniles with
disabilities with respect to their involvement with the police,
detention and confinement in correctional facilities,
representation by counsel, participation in the criminal
justice system, communications with their families, awareness
and accommodations for their disabilities, and concerns for the
safety of the general public and individuals working in the
criminal justice system. The Task Force shall make
recommendations to the Governor and to the General Assembly
regarding policies, procedures, legislation, and other actions
that can be taken to protect the public safety and the
well-being and rights of individuals with disabilities in the
criminal justice system.
 
    Section 15. Meetings. The Task Force shall meet at least 4
times, with the first meeting taking place no later than 120
days after the effective date of this Act.
 
    Section 20. Report. The Task Force shall submit a report
with its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the
Attorney General, and to the General Assembly on or before
March 31, 2018.
 
    Section 25. Repeal. This Act is repealed on June 30, 2018.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 9/8/2017