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Full Text of HB0440  97th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Latino Family Commission Act is
5amended by adding Section 35 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 3983/35 new)
7    Sec. 35. The Secure Communities Action Task Force;
8suspension of Secure Communities Memorandum of Agreement.
9    (a) The Secure Communities Memorandum of Agreement between
10the State and the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement
11Agency is aimed at removing undocumented individuals who have
12committed serious criminal offenses. Current data suggests
13that between 44% and 78% of undocumented individuals detained
14by law enforcement in Illinois were not detained on criminal
15charges; the national average is 27%. This disparity suggests
16that current implementation efforts are not aligned with the
17purpose of the program and result in an unnecessary burden to
18jails and local taxpayers and decreased security statewide.
19Therefore, the Secure Communities Memorandum of Agreement is
20hereby suspended until a study is conducted by the Secure
21Communities Action Task Force created in subsection (b) of this
23    (b) The Secure Communities Action Task Force is hereby



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1created. The Task Force shall consist of 9 members appointed as
2follows: 2 members appointed by the Senate President; 2 members
3appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; 2 members appointed by
4the Speaker of the House of Representatives; 2 members
5appointed by the House Minority Leader; one member, to serve as
6chair, appointed by the Governor. Membership of the Secure
7Communities Action Task Force shall be representative of law
8enforcement, affected communities, and immigration and human
9rights advocacy groups. Members shall serve without
10compensation, but may be reimbursed for expenses associated
11with the Secure Communities Task Force. The Secure Communities
12Task Force may accept donated services and other resources that
13may be necessary to complete the work of the Task Force from
14not-for-profit organizations. The Department of Human Rights
15shall provide administrative and other support to the Task
16Force. The Secure Communities Action Task Force shall begin to
17conduct business upon the appointment of all members. The
18Secure Communities Action Task Force shall review data and
19conduct additional investigations concerning the Secure
20Communities Memorandum of Agreement, including hearings in
21participating counties, and shall report its findings and
22recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no
23later than June 30, 2012. The Task Force is dissolved upon
24submission of the report.
25    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
26becoming law.