Synopsis As Introduced Creates the African-American Family Commission Act. Establishes a 15-member African-American Family Commission to serve as a coordinating and advocating body that acts on behalf of the interests of African-Americans in the State. Provides that members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor and serve 2-year terms. Provides that the Commission shall submit an annual report of its activities to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 31 each year. Sets forth the responsibilities of the Commission and its Director. Provides that the Commission may accept offers, gifts, or grants from federal, State, local, or private sources and may expend these receipts on projects that it deems suitably related to performance of Commission duties. Provides that the Department of Central Management Services shall provide the Commission the same type and level of services it provides to other State agencies.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Illinois African-American Family Commission Act. Establishes a 15-member Illinois African-American Family Commission to guide the efforts of and collaborate with the Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Aid, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, and others to improve and expand existing human services and educational and community development programs for African-Americans in the State. Provides that the Commission shall be funded through appropriations made for its purposes to these collaborating State departments. Sets forth guidelines for appointment and term length of Commission members. Provides that the Commission shall annually report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the Commission's progress toward its goals and objectives. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (African-American Family Commission)
Senate Bill 3208 is estimated to have a net fiscal impact of $126,100. Although nominal, this amount will augment the Commissions' current funding level as necessary to facilitate planning and coordination of program, public policy, and research activities with the above-mentioned agencies. Currently, the African-American Family Commission receives $473,900 in funding from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.