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(20 ILCS 301/10-15)
Qualification and appointment of members.
The membership of
the Illinois Advisory Council may, as needed, consist of:
(a) A State's Attorney designated by the President of
the Illinois State's Attorneys Association.
(b) A judge designated by the Chief Justice of the
(c) A Public Defender appointed by the President of
the Illinois Public Defender Association.
(d) A local law enforcement officer appointed by the
(e) A labor representative appointed by the Governor.
(f) An educator appointed by the Governor.
(g) A physician licensed to practice medicine in all
its branches appointed by the Governor with due regard for the appointee's knowledge of the field of substance use disorders.
(h) 4 members of the Illinois House of
Representatives, 2 each appointed by the Speaker and Minority Leader.
(i) 4 members of the Illinois Senate, 2 each
appointed by the President and Minority Leader.
(j) The Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois
Association for Behavioral Health or his or her designee.
(k) An advocate for the needs of youth appointed by
(l) The President of the Illinois State Medical
Society or his or her designee.
(m) The President of the Illinois Hospital
Association or his or her designee.
(n) The President of the Illinois Nurses Association
or a registered nurse designated by the President.
(o) The President of the Illinois Pharmacists
Association or a licensed pharmacist designated by the President.
(p) The President of the Illinois Chapter of the
Association of Labor-Management Administrators and Consultants on Alcoholism.
(p-1) The Chief Executive Officer of the Community
Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois or his or her designee.
(q) The Attorney General or his or her designee.
(r) The State Comptroller or his or her designee.
(s) 20 public members, 8 appointed by the Governor, 3
of whom shall be representatives of substance use disorder treatment programs and one of whom shall be a representative of a manufacturer or importing distributor of alcoholic liquor licensed by the State of Illinois, and 3 public members appointed by each of the President and Minority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House.
(t) The Director, Secretary, or other chief
administrative officer, ex officio, or his or her designee, of each of the following: the Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Illinois State Police, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, the Criminal Justice Information Authority, and the Department of Transportation.
(u) Each of the following, ex officio, or his or her
designee: the Secretary of State, the State Superintendent of Education, and the Chairman of the Board of Higher Education.
The public members may not be officers or employees of the executive branch
of State government; however, the public members may be officers or employees
of a State college or university or of any law enforcement agency. In
appointing members, due consideration shall be given to the experience of
appointees in the fields of medicine, law, prevention, correctional activities,
and social welfare. Vacancies in the public membership shall be filled for the
unexpired term by appointment in like manner as for original appointments, and
the appointive members shall serve until their successors are appointed and
have qualified. Vacancies among the public members appointed by the
legislative leaders shall be filled by the leader of the same house and of the
same political party as the leader who originally appointed the member.
Each non-appointive member may designate a representative to serve in his
place by written notice to the Department. All General Assembly members shall
serve until their respective successors are appointed or until termination of
their legislative service, whichever occurs first. The terms of office for
each of the members appointed by the Governor shall be for 3 years, except that
of the members first appointed, 3 shall be appointed for a term of one year,
and 4 shall be appointed for a term of 2 years. The terms of office of each of
the public members appointed by the legislative leaders shall be for 2 years.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)