Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Rockford Violent Crime Task Force to: (1) study and determine the causes of violent crime in Rockford and nearby affected communities; (2) study and determine the feasibility of deploying the Illinois State Police to Rockford and nearby affected communities and neighborhoods; (3) develop a comprehensive long-term solution to the effect of violent crime in the Rockford and nearby affected communities; (4) recommend a plan of action to substantially reduce the incidents of violent crime in Rockford and nearby affected communities; and (5) draft any necessary legislation and make any necessary recommendations for appropriations to place the plan of action into immediate effect.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the heading with similar language. Designates one of the members chosen by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives as a co-chair of the Rockford Violent Crime Task Force. Adds the Director of State Police or his or her designee as a member of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall hold its first meeting no later than 90 days following the adoption of the resolution. Provides that the Task Force shall review and analyze the Illinois State Police's headcount and minimum staffing levels, calls for service, annual overtime cost, and other factors that would be relevant to an Illinois State Police presence in the Rockford community. Stipulates that the Illinois Department of State Police shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force.