Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Chicago Women Act. Creates the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Chicago Women. Provides for the composition of the Task Force and its appointment and meetings. Provides that the Task Force must examine and report on the following: (1) the systemic causes behind violence that Chicago women and girls experience, including patterns and underlying factors that explain why disproportionately high levels of violence occur against Chicago women and girls, including underlying historical, social, economic, institutional, and cultural factors that may contribute to the violence; (2) appropriate methods for tracking and collecting data on violence against Chicago women and girls, including data on missing and murdered Chicago women and girls; (3) policies and institutions such as policing, child welfare, medical examiner practices, and other governmental practices that impact violence against Chicago women and girls and the investigation and prosecution of crimes of gender-related violence against Chicago residents; (4) measures necessary to address and reduce violence against Chicago women and girls; and (5) measures to help victims, victims' families, and victims' communities prevent and heal from violence that occurs against Chicago women and girls. Provides that the Task Force shall report annually to the General Assembly and the Governor on the work of the Task Force.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority or the Executive Director's designee, in consultation with the Director of the Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Superintendent, shall appoint the non-legislative members to the Task Force. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (rather than the Illinois State Police) shall provide meeting space and assistance as necessary for the Task Force to conduct its work. Provides that the chair of the Task Force may call electronic meetings of the Task Force. Provides that a member of the Task Force participating electronically shall be deemed present for purposes of establishing a quorum and voting.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Changes from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2024 the date by which the Task Force must initially report its work to the Governor and General Assembly.