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Full Text of HB5525  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

Filed: 3/1/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5525 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is
5amended by adding Article 106G as follows:
6    (725 ILCS 5/Art. Art. 106G heading new)

8    (725 ILCS 5/106G-5 new)
9    Sec. 106G-5. Commission on Children of Incarcerated
10Parents created.
11    (a) The Commission on Children of Incarcerated Parents,
12hereinafter referred to as the Commission, is created within
13the Department of Human Services and shall reflect the
14diversity of the State of Illinois, including geographic,
15racial and ethnic diversity and diversity of life experience.



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1The Commission shall be responsible for implementing and
2coordinating the recommendations of the Task Force on Children
3of Incarcerated Parents.
4    (b) No later than 90 days after the effective date of this
5amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the following
6representatives from relevant stakeholder groups shall be
7appointed to the Commission by the Lieutenant Governor unless
8otherwise stated:
9        (1) one female who has previously been incarcerated
10    and has been directly impacted by policies relating to
11    children of incarcerated parents;
12        (2) two individuals who have been directly impacted by
13    policies relating to children of incarcerated parents, one
14    of whom is between the ages of 17 and 24 at the time of
15    appointment;
16        (3) three representatives from community-based
17    providers or community organizations that provide services
18    to address the trauma of incarceration through social
19    services, advocacy, or the provision of legal services;
20        (4) one individual who has been directly impacted by
21    the Department of Juvenile Justice policies relating to
22    children of incarcerated parents and is between the ages
23    of 17 and 24 at the time of appointment;
24        (5) the Lieutenant Governor, or his or her designee;
25        (6) the Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
26    designee;



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1        (7) the Director of Children and Family Services, or
2    his or her designee;
3        (8) the Cook County Public Guardian, or his or her
4    designee;
5        (9) the Director of Juvenile Justice, or his or her
6    designee;
7        (10) the Director of Corrections, or his or her
8    designee;
9        (11) the President of the Illinois Sheriffs'
10    Association, or his or her designee;
11        (12) the Cook County Sheriff, or his or her designee;
12        (13) the Director of the Illinois State Police, or his
13    or her designee;
14        (14) the Chief of the Chicago Police Department, or
15    his or her designee;
16        (15) the Executive Director of the Illinois Law
17    Enforcement Training Standards Board, or his or her
18    designee;
19        (16) the Attorney General, or his or her designee;
20        (17) one member who represents the court system;
21        (18) one member from an organization that facilitates
22    visitation between incarcerated parents and children;
23        (19) one member who is a researcher or member of an
24    academic profession and has studied issues related to the
25    impact of incarceration on youth;
26        (20) one member who represents an organization with



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1    expertise in gender-responsive practices and assessing the
2    impact of incarceration on women; and
3        (21) one male who has previously been incarcerated and
4    has been directly impacted by policies relating to
5    children of incarcerated parents.
6    (c) In this Section, "an individual who has been directly
7impacted by policies relating to children of incarcerated
8parents" means a person who has been convicted of,
9adjudicated, or pled guilty to, one or more felonies, who was
10sentenced to a term of imprisonment, and who has been
11separated from his or her children as a result of
13    (d) Commission members shall serve without compensation.
14The term of a member of the Commission, other than a member
15listed under paragraphs (5) through (16) of subsection (b),
16shall expire 4 years after the date of the member's
18    (e) Once all its members have been appointed as provided
19in this Section, the Commission may exercise any power,
20perform any function, or take any action in furtherance of its
21purposes and goals. The Commission shall:
22        (1) meet at least 4 times per year beginning within 30
23    days after the appointment of a quorum of its members;
24        (2) identify resources, strategies, and legislative
25    proposals to support the full administration and
26    implementation of the Task Force on Children of



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1    Incarcerated Parents recommendations;
2        (3) develop a strategic plan that outlines specific
3    goals, information-gathering activities, benchmarks, and
4    timelines toward achieving the purpose of the Commission
5    to fully implement the recommendations of the Task Force
6    on Children of Incarcerated Parents; and
7        (4) deliver an annual report to the General Assembly
8    and to the Governor to be posted on the websites of the
9    Governor and General Assembly and provide to the public an
10    annual report on its progress. A draft of the report shall
11    be released for public comment, and feedback and shall be
12    solicited from relevant stakeholders, including
13    individuals impacted by parental incarceration, law
14    enforcement, and advocates from local governmental family
15    services agencies and nonprofit service providers.
16    (f) The General Assembly may appropriate funds to the
17Department of Human Services for the purpose of funding the
18work of the Commission or services provided under this