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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Legislative Accessibility Act.
General Assembly accessibility.
(a) The General Assembly shall make efforts to increase
the accessibility of the General Assembly for people with
(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the
President of the Senate shall each appoint an accessibility
coordinator who, in consultation with the Architect of the
Capitol, shall be responsible for addressing accessibility
needs for his or her corresponding house.
(c) The Illinois General Assembly website shall include
either an email address, web form, or other similar mechanism
to request reasonable accommodations to meet the accessibility
needs of people with disabilities attending legislative
events, including, but not limited to, all hearings and floor
General Assembly Accessibility Task Force.
(a) There is hereby established the General Assembly
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Accessibility Task Force.
(b) The President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Minority Leader of the Senate, and Minority
Leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint 2
members to the Task Force. The President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the House of Representatives shall jointly appoint
the chair of the Task Force. Appointees shall include persons
who self-identify as having a disability or advocates for such
persons. In addition, the following State officials shall
serve on the Task Force as ex officio members: (i) the
Secretary of State or his or her designee; (ii) the Secretary
of the Senate or his or her designee; (iii) the Clerk of the
House of Representatives or his or her designee; (iv) the
Assistant Secretary of the Senate or his or her designee; and
(v) the Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives or his
or her designee.
(c) The Task Force shall convene as soon as practicable
after the effective date of this Act, and shall hold at least 2
meetings. Members and ex officio members of the Task Force
shall serve without compensation. The Architect of the Capitol
shall provide administrative and other support to the Task
(d) The Task Force shall examine issues concerning
accessibility of the General Assembly to persons with a
disability. No later than December 31, 2023, the Task Force
shall issue recommendations to the General Assembly on what