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Full Text of HB3644  100th General Assembly


Rep. Juliana Stratton

Filed: 4/5/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3644 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act
5is amended by adding Section 20 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 3930/20 new)
7    Sec. 20. Trauma, Resiliency and Recovery Task Force.
8    (a) The General Assembly acknowledges that in 2015 there
9were 48,003 murders, criminal sexual assaults, robberies and
10aggravated assaults and batteries reported to police in
12        (1) Traumatic events are those that cause significant
13    distress or harm, whether physical, emotional, or
14    psychological, for individuals. These experiences can have
15    a severe impact on well-being by impairing people's daily
16    functioning and emotional health, contributing to higher



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1    rates of hospitalization, suicide attempts, substance
2    abuse, incarceration, and emotional responses, such as
3    anger.
4        (2) There are communities in Illinois that experience
5    high rates of violent crime, and their members often bear
6    the costs of unaddressed trauma.
7        (3) A trauma-informed approach acknowledges the
8    radiating impact of trauma, recognizes that people's
9    actions and symptoms may be a result of traumatic
10    experiences, and creates policies that are sensitive to
11    such actions and symptoms.
12        (4) Trauma-informed policies and practices minimize
13    re-victimization and improve individual, family, and
14    community well-being.
15    (b) The General Assembly believes that a task force should
16be created to help the State effectively promote
17trauma-informed policies and practices by studying how trauma
18impacts individuals, families, and communities throughout the
19State, with particular attention paid to underserved
20populations and communities.
21    (c) The Trauma, Resiliency, and Recovery Task Force is
22hereby created. The Task Force shall examine the following:
23        (1) the impact that trauma can have on individuals,
24    families, and communities throughout the State,
25    particularly in communities and populations with high
26    levels of victimization;



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1        (2) the essential components of trauma-informed
2    practices and policies;
3        (3) the extent to which trauma-informed practices and
4    policies are being used in Illinois; and
5        (4) the barriers and challenges to implementing trauma
6    informed practices and policies.
7    (d) The Task Force shall hold public hearings at the call
8of the co-chairpersons to receive testimony from the public and
9subject matter experts. These hearings will result in
10recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly
11regarding legislative changes and other policy and practice.
12    (e) The Task Force shall be an independent Task Force under
13the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for
14administrative purposes, and shall consist of the following
16        (1) the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal
17    Justice Information Authority, or his or her designee;
18        (2) the Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
19    designee;
20        (3) the Director of Public Health, or his or her
21    designee;
22        (4) the Director of Health and Family Services, or his
23    or her designee;
24        (5) the Director of Corrections, or his or her
25    designee;
26        (6) the Director of Juvenile Justice, or his or her



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1    designee;
2        (7) the Director of Children and Family Services, or
3    his or her designee;
4        (8) two members of the House of Representatives
5    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
6    one of whom shall serve as a co-chairperson;
7        (9) two members of the Senate appointed by the
8    President of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as a
9    co-chairperson;
10        (10) a member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
11    Leader of the Senate;
12        (11) a member of the House of Representatives appointed
13    by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;
14        (12) the Director of State Police, or his or her
15    designee;
16        (13) the Superintendent of the Chicago Police
17    Department, or his or her designee;
18        (14) four representatives of victim service
19    organizations, at least one of which serves an underserved
20    group, appointed by the Executive Director of the
21    Authority;
22        (15) a representative of a Statewide coalition that
23    focuses on trauma, appointed by the Executive Director of
24    the Authority;
25        (16) two academics or researchers who have studies
26    issues related to trauma, appointed by the Executive



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1    Director of the Authority;
2        (17) a representative of an association representing
3    hospitals and a representative of a Trauma Level One
4    Hospital, appointed by the Executive Director of the
5    Authority;
6        (18) a representative of a Statewide organization
7    representing probation and court services agencies in this
8    State, appointed by the Executive Director of the
9    Authority;
10        (19) a representative of a Statewide organization
11    representing Illinois sheriffs, appointed by the Executive
12    Director of the Authority;
13        (20) a representative of a Statewide organization
14    representing Illinois police chiefs, appointed by the
15    Executive Director of the Authority;
16        (21) two State's Attorneys, appointed by the Executive
17    Director of the Authority;
18        (22) a Public Defender, appointed by the Executive
19    Director of the Authority;
20        (23) two individuals who represent the victim
21    community, appointed by the Executive Director of the
22    Authority;
23        (24) the Chairman of the Prisoner Review Board, or his
24    or her designee; and
25        (25) the Attorney General, or his or her designee.
26    (f) The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority



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1may receive an appropriation to enter into personnel contracts
2to support the work of the Task Force. The Authority may also
3consult, contract, work in conjunction with, and obtain any
4information from any individual, agency, association, or
5research institution deemed appropriate by the Authority.
6    (g) The Task Force shall submit a written report of its
7findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General
8Assembly on or before January 1, 2019.
9    (h) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2020.".