102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/22/2021, by Rep. Deb Conroy
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the School Code to create the Mental Health Task Force for
Communication, Intelligence, Empathy, Emotion, and Empowerment. Provides
that the purpose of the task force is to explore and determine a method and
program for all students in primary and secondary school to receive
mandated mental health care. Sets forth the membership of the task force.
Contains provisions concerning the intent of the program, the goals of
mandated health care, and task force meetings, duties, and reporting.
Repeals these provisions on January 1, 2023. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
22-90 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/22-90 new)
Mental Health Task Force for Communication,
Intelligence, Empathy, Emotion, and Empowerment.
(a) The General Assembly makes all of the following
(1) Mental health is not specific to any faith, color,
community, gender, or socioeconomic standard. It applies
to everyone. It impacts everyone. Access and availability
to mental health services is a human right. A right that
should be available to all people. The removal of the
stigma that society has historically placed upon those
seeking to obtain mental health services begins with
education and accessibility to mental health services for
all persons. Removing the stigma of mental health care
could be one of the greatest gifts that our State can give
to our children and to our society and a standard that
other states should follow.
(2) The State of Illinois has a social and ethical