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AN ACT concerning veterans.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Veterans' Affairs Act is
amended by adding Section 6 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2805/6 new)
Veterans' Disability Compensation Task Force.
(a) The Veterans' Disability Compensation Task Force is
created to assess ways the State of Illinois can improve the
rate at which disability compensation claims are approved by
the federal government and correct the disparity between the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' approval of disability
compensation for Illinois veterans and that which is approved
for veterans in other states.
(b) The Task Force shall consist of the chair and minority
spokesperson of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the House of
Representatives, the chair and minority spokesperson of the
Veterans Affairs Committee in the Senate, and 15 members
appointed by the chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in
the House of Representatives and the chair of the Veterans
Affairs Committee in the Senate. Those appointed to the Task
Force shall be members of different Illinois counties' Veterans
Assistance Commissions, Veteran Service Officers, and VITAS