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Public Act 102-1057


 

Public Act 1057 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-1057
 
HB3988 EnrolledLRB102 17224 KMF 22684 b

    AN ACT concerning missing and murdered Chicago women.
 
    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 Task
Force on Missing and Murdered Chicago Women Act.
 
    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Director" means the Director of the Illinois State
Police.
    "Nongovernmental organization" means a nonprofit,
nongovernmental organization that provides legal, social, or
other community services.
    "Task Force" means the Task Force on Missing and Murdered
Chicago Women.
 
    Section 10. Task Force on Missing and Murdered Chicago
Women.
    (a) The Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal
Justice Information Authority or the Executive Director's
designee, in consultation with the Director of the Illinois
State Police and Chicago Police Superintendent, shall appoint
the non-legislative members to the Task Force on Missing and
Murdered Chicago Women to advise the Director and the Chicago
Police Superintendent and to report to the General Assembly on
recommendations to reduce and end violence against Chicago
women and girls. The Task Force may also serve as a liaison
between the Director, the Chicago Police Superintendent, and
agencies and nongovernmental organizations that provide
services to victims, victims' families, and victims'
communities. Task Force members shall serve without
compensation but may, subject to appropriation, receive
reimbursement for their expenses as members of the Task Force.
    (b) There is created the Task Force on Missing and
Murdered Chicago Women, which shall consist of the following
individuals, or their designees, who are knowledgeable in
crime victims' rights or violence protection and, unless
otherwise specified, members shall be appointed for 2-year
terms as follows:
        (1) Two members of the Senate, one appointed by the
    President of the Senate and one appointed by the Minority
    Leader of the Senate.
        (2) Two members of the House of Representatives, one
    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
    and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
    Representatives.
        (3) Two members from among the following appointed by
    the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
    Information Authority or the Executive Director's
    designee:
            (A) an association representing Illinois chiefs of
        police;
            (B) an association representing Illinois sheriffs;
            (C) an officer who is employed by the Illinois
        State Police; or
            (D) an Illinois peace officer's association.
        (4) One or more representatives from among the
    following:
            (A) an association representing State's Attorneys;
            (B) an attorney representing the United States
        Attorney's Office in Chicago; or
            (C) a circuit judge, associate judge, or attorney
        working in juvenile court;
            (D) the Cook County Medical Examiner, or his or
        her designee, or a representative from a statewide
        coroner's or medical examiner's association or a
        representative of the Department of Public Health;
        (5) Two representatives for victims, with a focus on
    individuals who work with victims of violence or their
    families appointed by the Executive Director of the
    Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority or the
    Executive Director's designee; and
        (6) Four or more members from among the following
    appointed by the Executive Director of the Illinois
    Criminal Justice Information Authority or the Executive
    Director's designee:
            (A) a statewide or local organization that
        provides legal services to Chicago women and girls;
            (B) a statewide or local organization that
        provides advocacy or counseling for Chicago women and
        girls who have been victims of violence;
            (C) a statewide or local organization that
        provides healthcare services to Chicago women and
        girls;
            (D) a statewide organization that represents women
        and girls who have been sexually assaulted;
            (E) a women's health organization or agency; or
            (F) a Chicago woman who is a survivor of
        gender-related violence.
    (c) Vacancies in positions appointed by the Executive
Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information
Authority or the Executive Director's designee shall be filled
by the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice
Information Authority or the Executive Director's designee
consistent with the qualifications of the vacating member
required by this Section.
    (d) Task Force members shall annually elect a chair and
vice-chair from among the Task Force's members, and may elect
other officers as necessary. The Task Force shall meet at
least quarterly, or upon the call of its chair, and may hold
meetings throughout the City of Chicago. The Task Force shall
meet frequently enough to accomplish the tasks identified in
this Section. Meetings of the Task Force are subject to the
Open Meetings Act. The Task Force shall seek out and enlist the
cooperation and assistance of nongovernmental organizations,
community, and advocacy organizations working with the Chicago
community, and academic researchers and experts, specifically
those specializing in violence against Chicago women and
girls, representing diverse communities disproportionately
affected by violence against women and girls, or focusing on
issues related to gender-related violence and violence against
Chicago women and girls.
    (e) The Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal
Justice Information Authority or the Executive Director's
designee shall convene the first meeting of the Task Force no
later than 30 days after the appointment of a majority of the
members of the Task Force. The Illinois Criminal Justice
Information Authority shall provide meeting space and
administrative assistance as necessary for the Task Force to
conduct its work. The chair of the Task Force may call
electronic meetings of the Task Force. A member of the Task
Force participating electronically shall be deemed present for
purposes of establishing a quorum and voting.
    (f) The Task Force must examine and report on the
following:
        (1) the systemic causes behind violence that Chicago
    women and girls experience, including patterns and
    underlying factors that explain why disproportionately
    high levels of violence occur against Chicago women and
    girls, including underlying historical, social, economic,
    institutional, and cultural factors that may contribute to
    the violence;
        (2) appropriate methods for tracking and collecting
    data on violence against Chicago women and girls,
    including data on missing and murdered Chicago women and
    girls;
        (3) policies and institutions such as policing, child
    welfare, medical examiner practices, and other
    governmental practices that impact violence against
    Chicago women and girls and the investigation and
    prosecution of crimes of gender-related violence against
    Chicago residents;
        (4) measures necessary to address and reduce violence
    against Chicago women and girls; and
        (5) measures to help victims, victims' families, and
    victims' communities prevent and heal from violence that
    occurs against Chicago women and girls.
    (g) The Task Force shall report on or before December 31 of
2024, and on or before December 31 of each year thereafter, to
the General Assembly and the Governor on the work of the Task
Force, including, but not limited to, the issues to be
examined in subsection (g), and shall include in the annual
report recommendations regarding institutional policies and
practices or proposed institutional policies and practices
that are effective in reducing gender-related violence and
increasing the safety of Chicago women and girls. The report
shall include recommendations to reduce and end violence
against Chicago women and girls and help victims and
communities heal from gender-related violence and violence
against Chicago women and girls.

Effective Date: 1/1/2023