Bill Text: IL HB2641 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Creates the Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force consisting of up to 25 members appointed by the Attorney General. Provides that the members shall reflect the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of the State. Specifies the categories of individuals to serve on the Task Force. Provides that the members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. Provides that the Office of the Attorney General shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall consider issues that affect adults and juveniles with disabilities with respect to their involvement with the police, detention and confinement in corrections facilities, representation by counsel, participation in the criminal justice system, communications with their families, awareness and accommodations for their disabilities, and concerns for the safety of the general public and individuals working in the criminal justice system. Provides that the Task Force shall make recommendations to the Governor and to the General Assembly regarding policies, procedures, legislation, and other actions that can be taken to protect the public safety and the well-being and rights of individuals with disabilities in the criminal justice system. Provides that the Task Force shall submit a report with its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the General Assembly on or before March 31, 2018. Repeals the Act on June 30, 2018. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-24 - Passed Both Houses [HB2641 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2641-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal
6Justice System Task Force Act.
7 Section 5. Protection of Individuals With Disabilities in
8the Criminal Justice System Task Force; members.
9 (a) There is created the Protection of Individuals with
10Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force ("Task
11Force") consisting of 24 members, one member appointed by the
12Attorney General, one liaison of the Office of the Governor and
1314 other members appointed by the Governor, 2 circuit judges
14appointed by the Supreme Court, one member appointed by the
15State Treasurer, one member appointed by the Guardianship and
16Advocacy Commission, and 4 members of the General Assembly, one
17each appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
18the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the
19President of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate.
20The appointments shall be made within 90 days after the
21effective date of this Act.
22 (b) The members shall reflect the racial, ethnic, and
23geographic diversity and diversity of disabilities of this

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1State and include:
2 (1) Circuit judges who preside over criminal cases;
3 (2) State's Attorneys;
4 (3) Public Defenders;
5 (4) representatives of organizations that advocate for
6 persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities;
7 (5) representatives of organizations that advocate for
8 persons with physical disabilities;
9 (6) representatives of organizations that advocate for
10 persons with mental illness;
11 (7) representatives of organizations that advocate for
12 adolescents and youth;
13 (8) a representative from the Guardianship and
14 Advocacy Commission;
15 (9) sheriffs or their designees;
16 (10) chiefs of municipal police departments or their
17 designees;
18 (11) individuals with disabilities;
19 (12) parents or guardians of individuals with
20 disabilities;
21 (13) community-based providers of services to persons
22 with disabilities; and
23 (14) a representative of a service coordination
24 agency.
25 (c) The following State officials shall serve as ex-officio
26members of the Task Force:

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1 (1) a liaison of the Governor's Office;
2 (2) the Attorney General or his or her designee;
3 (3) the Director of State Police or his or her
4 designee;
5 (4) the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
6 designee;
7 (5) the Director of Corrections or his or her designee;
8 (6) the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her
9 designee;
10 (7) the Director of the Guardianship and Advocacy
11 Commission or his or her designee;
12 (8) the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
13 Information Authority or his or her designee; and
14 (9) the State Treasurer or his or her designee.
15 (d) The members of the Task Force shall serve without
16compensation.
17 (e) The Task Force members shall elect one of the appointed
18members to serve as a co-chair of the Task Force at the first
19meeting of the Task Force. The other co-chair shall be the
20liaison of the Governor's Office.
21 (f) The Guardianship and Advocacy Commission shall provide
22administrative and other support to the Task Force.
23 Section 10. Task Force duties. The Task Force shall
24consider issues that affect adults and juveniles with
25disabilities with respect to their involvement with the police,

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1detention and confinement in correctional facilities,
2representation by counsel, participation in the criminal
3justice system, communications with their families, awareness
4and accommodations for their disabilities, and concerns for the
5safety of the general public and individuals working in the
6criminal justice system. The Task Force shall make
7recommendations to the Governor and to the General Assembly
8regarding policies, procedures, legislation, and other actions
9that can be taken to protect the public safety and the
10well-being and rights of individuals with disabilities in the
11criminal justice system.
12 Section 15. Meetings. The Task Force shall meet at least 4
13times, with the first meeting taking place no later than 120
14days after the effective date of this Act.
15 Section 20. Report. The Task Force shall submit a report
16with its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the
17Attorney General, and to the General Assembly on or before
18March 31, 2018.
19 Section 25. Repeal. This Act is repealed on June 30, 2018.
20 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.
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