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Public Act 102-0814


 

Public Act 0814 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0814
 
HB5525 EnrolledLRB102 25311 RLC 34585 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is
amended by adding Article 106G as follows:
 
    (725 ILCS 5/Art. Art. 106G heading new)
ARTICLE 106G. COMMISSION ON CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS

 
    (725 ILCS 5/106G-5 new)
    Sec. 106G-5. Commission on Children of Incarcerated
Parents created.
    (a) The Commission on Children of Incarcerated Parents,
hereinafter referred to as the Commission, is created within
the Department of Human Services and shall reflect the
diversity of the State of Illinois, including geographic,
racial and ethnic diversity and diversity of life experience.
The Commission shall be responsible for implementing and
coordinating the recommendations of the Task Force on Children
of Incarcerated Parents.
    (b) No later than 90 days after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the following
representatives from relevant stakeholder groups shall be
appointed to the Commission by the Lieutenant Governor unless
otherwise stated:
        (1) one female who has previously been incarcerated
    and has been directly impacted by policies relating to
    children of incarcerated parents;
        (2) two individuals who have been directly impacted by
    policies relating to children of incarcerated parents, one
    of whom is between the ages of 17 and 24 at the time of
    appointment;
        (3) three representatives from community-based
    providers or community organizations that provide services
    to address the trauma of incarceration through social
    services, advocacy, or the provision of legal services;
        (4) one individual who has been directly impacted by
    the Department of Juvenile Justice policies relating to
    children of incarcerated parents and is between the ages
    of 17 and 24 at the time of appointment;
        (5) the Lieutenant Governor, or his or her designee;
        (6) the Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
    designee;
        (7) the Director of Children and Family Services, or
    his or her designee;
        (8) the Cook County Public Guardian, or his or her
    designee;
        (9) the Director of Juvenile Justice, or his or her
    designee;
        (10) the Director of Corrections, or his or her
    designee;
        (11) the President of the Illinois Sheriffs'
    Association, or his or her designee;
        (12) the Cook County Sheriff, or his or her designee;
        (13) the Director of the Illinois State Police, or his
    or her designee;
        (14) the Chief of the Chicago Police Department, or
    his or her designee;
        (15) the Executive Director of the Illinois Law
    Enforcement Training Standards Board, or his or her
    designee;
        (16) the Attorney General, or his or her designee;
        (17) one member who represents the court system;
        (18) one member from an organization that facilitates
    visitation between incarcerated parents and children;
        (19) one member who is a researcher or member of an
    academic profession and has studied issues related to the
    impact of incarceration on youth;
        (20) one member who represents an organization with
    expertise in gender-responsive practices and assessing the
    impact of incarceration on women; and
        (21) one male who has previously been incarcerated and
    has been directly impacted by policies relating to
    children of incarcerated parents.
    (c) In this Section, "an individual who has been directly
impacted by policies relating to children of incarcerated
parents" means a person who has been convicted of,
adjudicated, or pled guilty to, one or more felonies, who was
sentenced to a term of imprisonment, and who has been
separated from his or her children as a result of
imprisonment.
    (d) Commission members shall serve without compensation.
The term of a member of the Commission, other than a member
listed under paragraphs (5) through (16) of subsection (b),
shall expire 4 years after the date of the member's
appointment.
    (e) Once all its members have been appointed as provided
in this Section, the Commission may exercise any power,
perform any function, or take any action in furtherance of its
purposes and goals. The Commission shall:
        (1) meet at least 4 times per year beginning within 30
    days after the appointment of a quorum of its members;
        (2) identify resources, strategies, and legislative
    proposals to support the full administration and
    implementation of the Task Force on Children of
    Incarcerated Parents recommendations;
        (3) develop a strategic plan that outlines specific
    goals, information-gathering activities, benchmarks, and
    timelines toward achieving the purpose of the Commission
    to fully implement the recommendations of the Task Force
    on Children of Incarcerated Parents; and
        (4) deliver an annual report to the General Assembly
    and to the Governor to be posted on the websites of the
    Governor and General Assembly and provide to the public an
    annual report on its progress. A draft of the report shall
    be released for public comment, and feedback and shall be
    solicited from relevant stakeholders, including
    individuals impacted by parental incarceration, law
    enforcement, and advocates from local governmental family
    services agencies and nonprofit service providers.
    (f) The General Assembly may appropriate funds to the
Department of Human Services for the purpose of funding the
work of the Commission or services provided under this
Section.

Effective Date: 1/1/2023