(20 ILCS 2310/2310-323)
Advisory Council on Youth HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages.
(a) Subject to appropriation, there is created the Advisory Council on Youth HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages to advise the Department on effective prevention messages designed to educate and deter youth from engaging in risky behaviors that could result in the transmission of HIV/AIDS.
(b) The Advisory Council shall consist of all of the following members:
(1) One member of the Senate appointed by the
President of the Senate and one member of the Senate appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
(2) One member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
(3) Five members appointed by the Governor as
(A) One representative of a social service agency
that provides services to youth and families infected or impacted by HIV/AIDS.
(B) One person from academia with a background or
expertise in HIV/AIDS prevention messages.
(C) One representative of the Department of Human
(D) One person with a background in public health.
(E) One youth member 18 years old or older and
(4) The public information officer of the Department
of Public Health, who shall be a non-voting member of the Advisory Council.
Each voting member shall serve for a term of 3 years and until his or her successor is appointed and has qualified. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
(c) The Advisory Council shall meet to organize and select a chairperson upon appointment of a majority of the members. The chairperson shall be elected by a majority vote of the members appointed to the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council shall meet at least 4 times a year at the call of the chairperson. Members of the Advisory Council shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred as a result of their duties as members of the Advisory Council from funds appropriated by the General Assembly for that purpose.
(d) The Advisory Council shall submit an annual report to the Department on or before July 1, 2010 and on or before July 1 of each year thereafter with recommendations for effective prevention messages aimed at youth, including recommendations regarding the use of technology to deliver such messages.
(Source: P.A. 96-700, eff. 8-25-09.)