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Public Act 102-0236


 

Public Act 0236 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 102-0236
 
SB2665 EnrolledLRB102 15609 RJF 20972 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Immigrant Impact Task Force Act.
 
    Section 5. Illinois Immigrant Impact Task Force.
    (a) There is hereby established the Illinois Immigrant
Impact Task Force.
    (b) The Task Force shall consist of 27 members appointed
as follows:
        (1) one member appointed by the President of the
    Senate;
        (2) one member appointed by the Speaker of the House
    of Representatives;
        (3) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    Senate;
        (4) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    House of Representatives;
        (5) one representative of the Governor's Office;
        (6) one representative of the Governor's Office of
    Management and Budget;
        (7) one representative of the Lieutenant Governor's
    Office;
        (8) the Executive Director of the Illinois Housing
    Development Authority or his or her designee;
        (9) the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
    designee;
        (10) the Director on Aging or his or her designee;
        (11) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
    or his or her designee;
        (12) the Director of Children and Family Services or
    his or her designee;
        (13) the Director of Public Health or his or her
    designee;
        (14) the Director of Healthcare and Family Services or
    his or her designee;
        (15) the Director of Human Rights or his or her
    designee;
        (16) the Director of Employment Security or his or her
    designee;
        (17) the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her
    designee;
        (18) the Director of Corrections or his or her
    designee;
        (19) the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal
    Justice Information Authority or his or her designee;
        (20) the Chairman of the State Board of Education or
    his or her designee;
        (21) the Chairman of the Board of Higher Education or
    his or her designee;
        (22) the Chairman of the Illinois Community College
    Board or his or her designee; and
        (23) five representatives from organizations offering
    aid or services to immigrants, appointed by the Governor.
    (c) The Task Force shall convene as soon as practicable
after the effective date of this Act, and shall hold at least 6
meetings. Members of the Task Force shall serve without
compensation. The Department of Human Services, in
consultation with any other State agency relevant to the issue
of immigration in this State, shall provide administrative and
other support to the Task Force.
    (d) The Task Force shall examine the following issues:
        (1) what the State of Illinois is currently doing to
    proactively help immigrant communities in this State,
    including whether such persons are receiving help to
    become citizens, receiving help to become business owners,
    and receiving aid for educational purposes;
        (2) what can the State do going forward to improve
    relations between the State and immigrant communities in
    this State;
        (3) what is the status of immigrant communities from
    urban, suburban, and rural areas of this State, and
    whether adequate support and resources have been provided
    to these communities;
        (4) the extent to which immigrants in this State are
    being discriminated against;
        (5) whether the laws specifically intended to benefit
    immigrant populations in this State are actually having a
    beneficial effect;
        (6) the practices and procedures of the federal
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within this
    State;
        (7) the use and condition of detention centers in this
    State;
        (8) all contracts in Illinois entered into with United
    States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including
    contracts with private detention centers, the Illinois
    State Police, and the Secretary of State's Office,
    Division of Motor Vehicles;
        (9) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigrant
    communities, including health impact rates, employment
    rates, housing, small businesses, and community
    development;
        (10) the disbursement of funds received by different
    agencies that went to immigrant communities;
        (11) language access programs and their impact on
    helping immigrant communities better interact with State
    agencies, and whether existing language access programs
    are effective in helping immigrant communities interact
    with the State. The Task Force shall also examine whether
    all State agencies provide language access for non-English
    speakers, and which agencies and in what regions of the
    State is there a lack of language access that creates
    barriers for non-English dominant speakers from accessing
    support from the State;
        (12) the extent to which disparities in access to
    technology exist in immigrant communities and whether they
    lead to educational, financial, and other disadvantages;
    and
        (13) the extent to which State programs intended for
    vulnerable populations such as victims of trafficking,
    crime, and abuse are being implemented or need to be
    implemented.
    (e) The Task Force shall report its findings and
recommendations based upon its examination of issues under
subsection (d) to the Governor and the General Assembly on or
before May 31, 2022.
 
    Section 10. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
2023.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/2/2021