(20 ILCS 4095/10)
Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force.
(a) The Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force is created.
(b) The Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force shall be appointed and hold its first meeting within 90 days after the effective date of this Act, be convened by the Governor, and operate with administrative support from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
(c) The Task Force shall be comprised of the following representatives of State Government: a high-ranking member of the Governor's management team, designated by the Governor; representatives of each division of the Department of Human Services, designated by the Secretary of Human Services; the Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or his or her designee; the Director of Veterans' Affairs or his or her designee; the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or her designee; the Director of Employment Security or his or her designee; the Director of Central Management Services or his or her designee; the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her designee; the Executive Director of the Board of Higher Education or his or her designee; the Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Board or his or her designee; the Executive Director of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities or his or her designee; and the State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee.
(d) The Task Force shall also consist of no more than 15 public members who shall be appointed by the Governor and who represent the following constituencies: statewide organizations that advocate for persons with physical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities, entities with expertise in assistive technology devices and services for persons with disabilities, advocates for veterans with disabilities, centers for independent living, disability services providers, organized labor, higher education, the private sector business community, entities that provide employment and training services to persons with disabilities, and at least 5 persons who have a disability.
(e) The Task Force shall be co-chaired by the representative of the Governor and a public member who shall be chosen by the other public members of the Task Force.
(f) The Task Force members shall serve voluntarily and without compensation. Persons with disabilities serving on the Task Force shall be accommodated to enable them to fully participate in Task Force activities.
(g) The co-chairs of the Task Force shall extend an invitation to chairs and minority spokespersons of appropriate legislative committees to attend all meetings of the Task Force, and may invite other individuals who are not members of the Task Force to participate in subcommittees of the Task Force or to take part in discussions of topics for which those individuals have particular expertise.
(h) The Task Force shall coordinate its work with existing State advisory bodies whose work may include employment and economic opportunity for persons with disabilities.
(Source: P.A. 100-131, eff. 8-18-17; 100-866, eff. 8-14-18.)