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 Bill Status of EO2303  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  REORGANIZE IEMA

Sponsor: Governor

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/21/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Synopsis As Introduced
Renames the Illinois Emergency Management Agency as the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (IEMA & OHS). Provides that IEMA & OHS shall consist of an Office of Homeland Security headed by a Deputy Director for Homeland Security and an Office of Emergency Management headed by a Deputy Director for Emergency Management. Specifies that the Office of Emergency Management shall have within it a Division of Operations, a Division of Recovery, a Division of Nuclear Safety, and such other organizational units as the Director of IEMA & OHS deems necessary to carry out the missions of IEMA & OHS. Provides that the current Deputy Director of IEMA shall serve as Deputy Director for Emergency Management. Directs the Governor to appoint a Homeland Security Advisor to coordinate with cabinet-level public safety agencies throughout Illinois on strategic and policy matters pertaining to homeland security and terrorism-related issues. Provides that the current Homeland Security Advisor shall continue to serve in that capacity until a new Homeland Security Advisor is appointed. Requires IEMA & OHS to coordinate with the Homeland Security Advisor to support implementation of all homeland security and emergency management activities. Directs the Homeland Security Advisor to oversee weapons of mass destruction teams, which the Governor may deploy in the event of a terrorist attack. Provides that IEMA & OHS shall serve as the State administrative agency and, in that capacity, carry out for the State administrative requirements concerning federal FEMA grants. Requires IEMA & OHS to manage the critical infrastructure risk assessment programs of the State and to coordinate with various State and federal agencies to perform specified critical infrastructure assessments. Authorizes the Director of IEMA & OHS, in consultation with the Homeland Security Advisor, to take all appropriate actions to implement the executive order and to make recommendations to the Office of the Governor and the General Assembly for further legislation relating to implementation of the executive order. Revokes Executive Order 2003-17. Renames the Illinois Terrorism Task Force as the Illinois Homeland Security Advisory Council (IL-HSAC). Establishes the IL-HSAC as a permanent body that reports to the Homeland Security Advisor. Appoints the current members of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force to the IL-HSAC. Authorizes additional members to be appointed with the nomination of the Homeland Security Advisor and the approval of the Governor. Directs the Homeland Security Advisor to serve as chair of the IL-HSAC. Authorizes the Homeland Security Advisor to appoint one or more persons to carry out the administrative functions of the IL-HSAC. Sets forth the powers and duties of the IL-HSAC. Specifies that the provisions of the Executive Order are severable. Effective 60 days after delivery to the General Assembly, unless disapproved, within that period, by either house of the General Assembly.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2023SenateFiled with the Secretary of State
  2/17/2023HouseFiled with the House
  2/21/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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