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


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 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-04-25 - Assigned to Criminal Law [HB2641 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2641-Engrossed.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, 10 appointed by the Attorney
12General, 10 appointed by the Governor, and one each appointed
13by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority
14Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the
15Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate. The appointments
16shall be made within 90 days after the effective date of this
17Act.
18 (b) The members shall reflect the racial, ethnic, and
19geographic diversity and diversity of disabilities of this
20State and include:
21 (1) Judges who preside over criminal cases;
22 (2) State's Attorneys;
23 (3) Public Defenders;

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1 (4) representatives of organizations that advocate for
2 persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities;
3 (5) representatives of organizations that advocate for
4 persons with physical disabilities;
5 (6) representatives of organizations that advocate for
6 persons with mental illness;
7 (7) representatives of organizations that advocate for
8 adolescents and youth;
9 (8) a representative from the State's Protection and
10 Advocacy agency;
11 (9) Sheriffs or their designees;
12 (10) Chiefs of municipal police departments or their
13 designees;
14 (11) individuals with disabilities;
15 (12) parents or guardians of individuals with
16 disabilities;
17 (13) community-based providers of services to persons
18 with disabilities; and
19 (14) a representative of a service coordination
20 agency.
21 (c) The following State officials shall serve as ex-officio
22members of the Task Force:
23 (1) a liaison of the Governor's Office;
24 (2) the Attorney General or his or her designee;
25 (3) the Director of State Police or his or her
26 designee;

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1 (4) the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
2 designee;
3 (5) the Director of Corrections or his or her designee;
4 (6) the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her
5 designee;
6 (7) the Director of the Guardianship and Advocacy
7 Commission or his or her designee; and
8 (8) the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
9 Information Authority or his or her designee.
10 (d) The members of the Task Force shall serve without
11compensation.
12 (e) The Task Force members shall elect one of the appointed
13members to serve as a co-chair of the Task Force at the first
14meeting of the Task Force. The other co-chair shall be the
15liaison of the Governor's Office.
16 (f) The Office of the Attorney General shall provide
17administrative and other support to the Task Force.
18 Section 10. Task Force duties. The Task Force shall
19consider issues that affect adults and juveniles with
20disabilities with respect to their involvement with the police,
21detention and confinement in correctional facilities,
22representation by counsel, participation in the criminal
23justice system, communications with their families, awareness
24and accommodations for their disabilities, and concerns for the
25safety of the general public and individuals working in the

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