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Full Text of HB0440  97th General Assembly


Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios

Filed: 4/5/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 440 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1purpose of the program and result in an unnecessary burden to
2jails and local taxpayers and decreased security statewide.
3Therefore, the Secure Communities Memorandum of Agreement is
4hereby suspended until a study is conducted by the Secure
5Communities Action Task Force created in subsection (b) of this
7    (b) The Secure Communities Action Task Force is hereby
8created. The Task Force shall consist of 9 members appointed as
9follows: one member appointed by the Senate President; one
10member appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; one member
11appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; one
12member appointed by the House Minority Leader; one member, to
13serve as chair, appointed by the Governor; and 4 members
14appointed by the Illinois Latino Family Commission. The members
15shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of
16this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. Membership of
17the Secure Communities Action Task Force shall be
18representative of law enforcement, affected communities, and
19immigration and human rights advocacy groups. Members shall
20serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for expenses
21associated with the Secure Communities Task Force. The Secure
22Communities Task Force may accept donated services and other
23resources that may be necessary to complete the work of the
24Task Force from not-for-profit organizations. The Office of the
25Governor shall provide administrative and other support to the
26Task Force. The Secure Communities Action Task Force shall



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1begin to conduct business upon the appointment of all members.
2The Secure Communities Action Task Force shall review data and
3conduct additional investigations concerning the Secure
4Communities Memorandum of Agreement, including hearings in
5participating counties, and shall report its findings and
6recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no
7later than June 30, 2012. The Task Force is dissolved upon
8submission of the report.
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.".