Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Illinois Council on Women and Girls Act. Creates the Illinois Council on Women and Girls. Provides that the Council shall advise the Governor and the General Assembly on policy issues impacting women and girls in this State with specified goals. Provides for the appointment of members to the Council. Provides for the meetings and operations of the Council. Requires the Council to issue semi-annual reports on its policy recommendations by June 30th and December 31st of each year to the Governor and the General Assembly. Provides findings and declaration of policy. Provides a severability clause. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adds provisions to a Section concerning findings and declaration of policy. Modifies the term "woman" or "women", and defines "transgender", "cisgender", and "gender identity". Specifies additional policy goals for the Illinois Council on Women and Girls. Provides that the appointing authorities shall ensure that the Council is diverse with respect to gender identity, among other aspects. Provides that the Director of Human Rights, among other agency heads, shall appoint one liaison to serve as an ex officio member of the Council. Makes conforming changes.