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92_HB3392enr HB3392 Enrolled LRB9207287DJdvA 1 AN ACT in relation to developmental disabilities. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Developmental Disability and Mental 5 Disability Services Act is amended by adding Article 10 as 6 follows: 7 (405 ILCS 80/Art. 10 heading new) 8 Article 10. 9 Workforce Task Force for Persons with Disabilities 10 (405 ILCS 80/10-5 new) 11 Sec. 10-5. Task force created. A workforce task force 12 for persons with disabilities is created, consisting of 16 13 members. The task force shall consist of the following 14 members: 15 (1) Two members of the Senate, appointed one each by 16 the President of the Senate and the Minority Leader of 17 the Senate. 18 (2) Two members of the House of Representatives, 19 appointed one each by the Speaker of the House of 20 Representatives and the Minority Leader of the House of 21 Representatives. 22 (3) Three members appointed by the Secretary of 23 Human Services or his or her designee, one each 24 representing the Office of Developmental Disabilities, 25 the Office of Rehabilitation Services, and the Office of 26 Mental Health within the Department. 27 (4) One member representing the Illinois Council on 28 Developmental Disabilities, selected by the Council. 29 (5) One member appointed by the Director of Aging or 30 his or her designee. HB3392 Enrolled -2- LRB9207287DJdvA 1 (6) One member appointed by the Director of 2 Employment Security or his or her designee. 3 (7) One member appointed by the Director of Commerce 4 and Community Affairs or his or her designee. 5 (8) Two members representing private businesses, 6 one of the 2 representing the Business Leaders Network, 7 appointed by the Secretary of Human Services. 8 (9) One member representing the Illinois Network of 9 Centers for Independent Living, selected by the Network. 10 (10) One member representing the Coalition of 11 Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois, selected by the 12 Coalition. 13 (11) One member representing People First of 14 Illinois, selected by that organization. 15 (405 ILCS 80/10-10 new) 16 Sec. 10-10. Task force's duties. 17 (a) The task force shall review, assess, and develop 18 recommendations and an implementation plan to address the 19 following issues: 20 (1) Identification of State-specific barriers that 21 prevent persons with disabilities from enjoying the same 22 employment level as persons without those disabilities. 23 (2) Identification of strategies that create parity 24 in the unemployment rate between persons with 25 disabilities and persons without those disabilities. 26 (3) Identification of issues that impede the 27 training, hiring, and retention of personal care 28 assistants to help persons with disabilities remain in 29 their own homes and obtain employment both in and outside 30 their homes. 31 (4) Identification of models or strategies that 32 foster shared arrangements between persons with 33 disabilities in terms of personal care assistance and HB3392 Enrolled -3- LRB9207287DJdvA 1 shared housing. 2 (b) In identifying the issues set forth in subsection 3 (a), especially concerning the retention of personal care 4 assistants and direct care workers for individuals with 5 developmental disabilities, the task force shall employ 6 methods that include a review of other states' practices and 7 experiences in developing financial and non-financial 8 incentives that would reduce Illinois' high employment 9 turnover rate of personal assistants for persons with 10 disabilities. These incentives may include, but need not be 11 limited to, forgiveness of student loans, implementation of a 12 benefits program, and the offering of community-college-level 13 courses. 14 (c) The task force shall report its findings and 15 recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly 6 16 months after the date that the task force is formed. 17 (405 ILCS 80/10-15 new) 18 Sec. 10-15. High school students; transition study. 19 (a) The task force shall do the following: 20 (1) Conduct a longitudinal study of the outcomes 21 that secondary education programs have for students with 22 disabilities after exiting the secondary school 23 environment. 24 (2) Identify gaps in services that may exist for 25 students with disabilities transitioning out of their 26 secondary education. 27 (3) Identify strategies to narrow any gaps in 28 services that may exist. 29 (b) The task force shall designate the staff who are to 30 conduct the study under subdivision (a)(1). 31 Article 99. Effective Date. HB3392 Enrolled -4- LRB9207287DJdvA 1 Section 99-99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 2 becoming law.
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