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Full Text of HB3317  102nd General Assembly

HB3317 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3317

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. David A. Welter

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the Domestic Violence Task Force Act. Creates the Domestic Violence Task Force to establish a consistent, uniform statewide system to protect victims and survivors of domestic violence, while holding offenders accountable. Contains requirements and responsibilities of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall be composed of specified members. Provides that the Family Violence Coordinating Council within the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall provide administrative support to the Task Force. Repeals the Act on September 1, 2027. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning domestic violence.
 
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
5Domestic Violence Task Force Act.
 
6    Section 5. Public policy. The purpose of this Act is to
7establish a consistent, uniform statewide system to protect
8victims and survivors of domestic violence, while holding
9offenders accountable.
 
10    Section 10. Task Force; creation. The Domestic Violence
11Task Force is created. The Task Force shall:
12    (1) conduct a comprehensive review of the process,
13operation, and enforcement of current domestic violence laws
14across the State;
15    (2) identify gaps in the process, operation, and
16enforcement of those laws;
17    (3) develop recommendations to address those gaps;
18    (4) establish a framework for specialized protective
19networks for victims, treatment options for victims and
20offenders, and specialty courts for the accumulation of
21specialized domestic violence skills for courts; and
22    (5) review the need for special consideration for

 

 

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1conditions of bail in cases involving domestic violence within
2the ongoing changes brought on by bail reform.
 
3    Section 15. Task Force membership.
4    (a) The Domestic Violence Task Force shall be composed of
5the following members:
6        (1) 2 judges appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court,
7    at least one of whom shall have experience with domestic
8    violence cases;
9        (2) the Director of the Administrative Office of the
10    Illinois Courts or the Director's designee;
11        (3) one probation officer appointed by the Chief
12    Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court who has significant
13    experience with domestic violence cases;
14        (4) the Attorney General, or the Attorney General's
15    designee;
16        (5) the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
17    Information Authority, or the Director's designee;
18        (6) the following public members appointed by the
19    Governor:
20            (A) 2 members representing victims' rights
21        organizations;
22            (B) 2 members representing State's Attorneys based
23        on recommendations from the Illinois State's Attorneys
24        Association, both of which shall have experience with
25        domestic violence cases;

 

 

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1            (C) 2 members representing law enforcement, both
2        of which shall have experience with domestic violence
3        cases; and
4            (D) one member representing family law lawyers who
5        shall have experience with domestic violence cases
6        based on a recommendation from a statewide bar
7        association; and
8        (7) the Director of the Illinois State Police, or the
9    Director's designee;
10        (8) the Secretary of Human Services or the Secretary's
11    designee;
12        (9) one Representative appointed by the Speaker of the
13    House of Representatives;
14        (10) one Representative appointed by the Minority
15    Leader of the House of Representatives;
16        (11) one Senator appointed by the President of the
17    Senate;
18        (12) one Senator appointed by the Minority Leader of
19    the Senate;
20        (13) 4 members who are survivors of domestic violence,
21    one appointed by the Speaker of the House of
22    Representatives, one appointed by the Minority Leader of
23    the House of Representatives, one appointed by the
24    President of the Senate, and one appointed by the Minority
25    Leader of the Senate; and
26        (14) one member who is a survivor of domestic

 

 

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1    violence, appointed by the Governor.
2    (b) The designated appointing authority listed in
3subsection (a) shall have the authority to replace any of the
4authority's appointed members.
5    (c) The Chair of the Task Force shall be selected by a
6majority vote of the members of the Task Force.
7    (d) Task Force members shall not be compensated for their
8service on the Task Force.
 
9    Section 20. Administrative support and duties.
10    (a) The Family Violence Coordinating Council within the
11Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall provide
12administrative support to the Task Force.
13    (b) The Task Force shall review available research, best
14practices, and effective interventions to formulate
15recommendations.
16    (c) The Task Force shall produce a report detailing the
17Task Force's findings and making recommendations. The Task
18Force shall submit a report of its findings and
19recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on or
20before September 1, 2022.
 
21    Section 25. Repeal. This Act is repealed on September 1,
222027.
 
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.