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      725 ILCS 240/4            from Ch. 70, par. 504
          Amends  the  Violent  Crime   Victims   Assistance   Act.
      Provides  that  the  Violent Crimes Advisory Commission shall
      include,  as  additional  members,  an  administrator  and  a
      student  at  a  public  institution  of   higher   education.
      Effective immediately.
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 1        AN  ACT to amend the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Act
 2    by changing Section 4.
 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:
 5        Section  5.   The Violent Crime Victims Assistance Act is
 6    amended by changing Section 4 as follows:
 7        (725 ILCS 240/4) (from Ch. 70, par. 504)
 8        Sec. 4.  Advisory Commission created.  There is created a
 9    Violent Crimes Advisory Commission,  hereinafter  called  the
10    Advisory   Commission,  consisting  of  16  14  members:  the
11    Attorney General, or his or her designee who shall  serve  as
12    Chairperson;  the Director of Children and Family Services; 2
13    members of the House of Representatives, 1 to be appointed by
14    the Speaker of the  House  and  1  to  be  appointed  by  the
15    Minority  Leader  of the House; 2 members of the Senate, 1 to
16    be appointed by the President of  the  Senate  and  1  to  be
17    appointed  by  the  Minority  Leader  of  the Senate; and the
18    following to be appointed by the Attorney General:  1  police
19    officer;  1  State's  Attorney  from  a county in Illinois; 1
20    health  services  professional  possessing   experience   and
21    expertise  in  dealing with the victims of violent crime; one
22    person who is employed as an administrator  at  a  public  or
23    private  institution  of  higher education; one person who is
24    enrolled as a student at a public or private  institution  of
25    higher  education;  and  5 members of the public, one of whom
26    shall be  a  senior  citizen  age  60  or  over,   possessing
27    experience  and  expertise in dealing with victims of violent
28    crime, including experience  with  victims  of  domestic  and
29    sexual  violence.   The  members  of  the Advisory Commission
30    shall be appointed biennially for terms expiring on July 1 of
31    each succeeding odd-numbered year and shall serve until their
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 1    respective successors are appointed or until  termination  of
 2    their  legislative  service,  whichever  first  occurs.   The
 3    members  of  the Commission shall receive no compensation for
 4    their services but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses
 5    incurred in  the  performance  of  their  duties.   Vacancies
 6    occurring  because of death or resignation shall be filled by
 7    the appointing authority for the group in which  the  vacancy
 8    occurs.
 9        Eight members of the Advisory Commission shall constitute
10    a quorum for the transaction of business, and the concurrence
11    of  at  least  8  members  shall  be  necessary  to  render a
12    determination, decision or  recommendation  by  the  Advisory
13    Committee.   In  addition  to the Attorney General, who shall
14    serve as Chairperson, the Advisory Commission may select such
15    other officers as it deems necessary.
16    (Source: P.A. 85-1193.)
17        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
18    becoming law.

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