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Public Act 102-0897


 

Public Act 0897 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0897
 
SB0180 EnrolledLRB102 09899 RJF 15217 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Legislative Accessibility Act.
 
    Section 5. General Assembly accessibility.
    (a) The General Assembly shall make efforts to increase
the accessibility of the General Assembly for people with
disabilities.
    (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 an
email address, web form, or other similar mechanism to request
reasonable accommodations to meet the accessibility needs of
people with disabilities attending legislative meetings,
hearings, floor proceedings, and press conferences at the
Capitol Complex.
 
    Section 10. General Assembly Accessibility Task Force.
    (a) There is hereby established the General Assembly
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
Force.
    (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
measures can be taken to increase the accessibility of the
General Assembly to persons with a disability.
    (e) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2025.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 05/24/2022