Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force Act. Creates the Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force. Requires the Task Force to analyze (i) programs and policies of the State to determine what changes, modifications, and innovations may be necessary to remove barriers to competitive employment and economic opportunity for persons with disabilities, (ii) State disability systems, including the mental health, developmental disabilities, veterans' assistance, workforce investment, and rehabilitation services systems, and their effect on employment of persons with disabilities, and (iii) applicable research and policy studies, innovations used in other States, and any federal policy initiatives such as customized employment, and federal funding opportunities that would increase competitive employment and economic opportunity for persons with disabilities in Illinois. Requires the Task Force to meet for the first time no later than 90 days after the effective date. Requires the Task Force to produce an annual report of its activities and recommendations and to issue that report no later than May 1st of each year, beginning May 1, 2010. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adds the Executive Director of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities or his or her designee to the list of Task Force members who represent State government. Deletes the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities from the list of other public of the Task Force. Lowers the number of public members of the Task Force from 25 to 15. Provides that 5, rather than 3, members of the Task Force must be persons who have a disability.