|Public Act 102-0474|
|HB3317 Enrolled||LRB102 11671 KMF 17005 b|
AN ACT concerning domestic violence.
WHEREAS, This Act is dedicated to the memory of Colton
Miller and the countless lives that have been lost as a result
of domestic violence; therefore
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Domestic Violence Task Force Act.
The purpose of this Act is to
establish a consistent, uniform statewide system to protect
victims and survivors of domestic violence, while holding
Task Force; creation.
The Domestic Violence
Task Force, also known as Colton's Task Force, is created. The
Task Force shall:
(1) conduct a comprehensive review of the process,
operation, and enforcement of current domestic violence laws
across the State;
(2) identify gaps in the process, operation, and
enforcement of those laws;
(3) develop recommendations to address those gaps; and
(4) establish a framework for specialized protective
networks for victims, treatment options for victims and
offenders, and specialty courts for the accumulation of
specialized domestic violence skills for courts.
Task Force membership.
(a) The Domestic Violence Task Force shall be composed of
the following members:
(1) 2 judges appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court,
at least one of whom shall have experience with domestic
(2) the Director of the Administrative Office of the
Illinois Courts, or the Director's designee;
(3) one probation officer appointed by the Chief
Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court who has significant
experience with domestic violence cases;
(4) the Attorney General, or the Attorney General's
(5) the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
Information Authority, or the Director's designee;
(6) the following public members appointed by the
(A) 2 members representing victims' rights
(B) 2 members representing State's Attorneys based
on recommendations from the Illinois State's Attorneys
Association, both of which shall have experience with
domestic violence cases;
(C) 2 members representing law enforcement, both
of which shall have experience with domestic violence
(D) one member representing family law lawyers who
shall have experience with domestic violence cases
based on a recommendation from a statewide bar
(7) the Director of the Illinois State Police, or the
(8) the Secretary of Human Services, or the
(9) one Representative appointed by the Speaker of the
House of Representatives;
(10) one Representative appointed by the Minority
Leader of the House of Representatives;
(11) one Senator appointed by the President of the
(12) one Senator appointed by the Minority Leader of
(13) 4 members who are survivors of domestic violence,
by the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, one appointed by the Minority Leader of
the House of
Representatives, one appointed by the
President of the
Senate, and one appointed by the Minority
Leader of the
(14) one member who is a survivor of domestic
violence, appointed by the
(b) The designated appointing authority listed in
subsection (a) shall have the authority to replace any of the
authority's appointed members.
(c) The Chair of the Task Force shall be selected by a
majority vote of the members of the Task Force.
(d) Task Force members shall not be compensated for their
service on the Task Force.
Administrative support and duties.
(a) The Family Violence Coordinating Council within the
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall provide
administrative support to the Task Force.
(b) The Task Force shall review available research, best
practices, and effective interventions to formulate
(c) The Task Force shall produce a report detailing the
Task Force's findings and making recommendations. The Task
Force shall submit a report of its findings and
recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on or
before September 1, 2022.
This Act is repealed on September 1,
This Act takes effect upon