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Full Text of HB3317  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning domestic violence.
2    WHEREAS, This Act is dedicated to the memory of Colton
3Miller and the countless lives that have been lost as a result
4of domestic violence; therefore
5    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
6represented in the General Assembly:
7    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
8Domestic Violence Task Force Act.
9    Section 5. Public policy. The purpose of this Act is to
10establish a consistent, uniform statewide system to protect
11victims and survivors of domestic violence, while holding
12offenders accountable.
13    Section 10. Task Force; creation. The Domestic Violence
14Task Force, also known as Colton's Task Force, is created. The
15Task Force shall:
16    (1) conduct a comprehensive review of the process,
17operation, and enforcement of current domestic violence laws
18across the State;
19    (2) identify gaps in the process, operation, and
20enforcement of those laws;
21    (3) develop recommendations to address those gaps;



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1    (4) establish a framework for specialized protective
2networks for victims, treatment options for victims and
3offenders, and specialty courts for the accumulation of
4specialized domestic violence skills for courts; and
5    (5) review the need for special consideration for
6conditions of bail in cases involving domestic violence within
7the ongoing changes brought on by bail reform.
8    Section 15. Task Force membership.
9    (a) The Domestic Violence Task Force shall be composed of
10the following members:
11        (1) 2 judges appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court,
12    at least one of whom shall have experience with domestic
13    violence cases;
14        (2) the Director of the Administrative Office of the
15    Illinois Courts, or the Director's designee;
16        (3) one probation officer appointed by the Chief
17    Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court who has significant
18    experience with domestic violence cases;
19        (4) the Attorney General, or the Attorney General's
20    designee;
21        (5) the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
22    Information Authority, or the Director's designee;
23        (6) the following public members appointed by the
24    Governor:
25            (A) 2 members representing victims' rights



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



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1    Representatives, one appointed by the Minority Leader of
2    the House of Representatives, one appointed by the
3    President of the Senate, and one appointed by the Minority
4    Leader of the Senate; and
5        (14) one member who is a survivor of domestic
6    violence, appointed by the Governor.
7    (b) The designated appointing authority listed in
8subsection (a) shall have the authority to replace any of the
9authority's appointed members.
10    (c) The Chair of the Task Force shall be selected by a
11majority vote of the members of the Task Force.
12    (d) Task Force members shall not be compensated for their
13service on the Task Force.
14    Section 20. Administrative support and duties.
15    (a) The Family Violence Coordinating Council within the
16Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall provide
17administrative support to the Task Force.
18    (b) The Task Force shall review available research, best
19practices, and effective interventions to formulate
21    (c) The Task Force shall produce a report detailing the
22Task Force's findings and making recommendations. The Task
23Force shall submit a report of its findings and
24recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on or
25before September 1, 2022.



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1    Section 25. Repeal. This Act is repealed on September 1,
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.