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Full Text of SB2665  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Celina Villanueva

Filed: 4/21/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2665 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Illinois Immigrant Impact Task Force Act.
6    Section 5. Illinois Immigrant Impact Task Force.
7    (a) There is hereby established the Illinois Immigrant
8Impact Task Force.
9    (b) The Task Force shall consist of 28 members appointed
10as follows:
11        (1) one member appointed by the President of the
12    Senate;
13        (2) one member appointed by the Speaker of the House
14    of Representatives;
15        (3) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
16    Senate;



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1        (4) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
2    House of Representatives;
3        (5) one representative of the Governor's Office;
4        (6) one representative of the Governor's Office of
5    Management and Budget;
6        (7) one representative of the Lieutenant Governor's
7    Office;
8        (8) the Executive Director of the Illinois Housing
9    Development Authority or his or her designee;
10        (9) the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
11    designee;
12        (10) the Director on Aging or his or her designee;
13        (11) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
14    or his or her designee;
15        (12) the Director of Children and Family Services or
16    his or her designee;
17        (13) the Director of Public Health or his or her
18    designee;
19        (14) the Director of Healthcare and Family Services or
20    his or her designee;
21        (15) the Director of Human Rights or his or her
22    designee;
23        (16) the Director of Employment Security or his or her
24    designee;
25        (17) the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her
26    designee;



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1        (18) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
2    or his or her designee;
3        (19) the Director of Corrections or his or her
4    designee;
5        (20) the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal
6    Justice Information Authority or his or her designee;
7        (21) the Chairman of the State Board of Education or
8    his or her designee;
9        (22) the Chairman of the Board of Higher Education or
10    his or her designee;
11        (23) the Chairman of the Illinois Community College
12    Board or his or her designee; and
13        (24) five representatives from organizations offering
14    aid or services to immigrants, appointed by the Governor.
15    (c) The Task Force shall convene as soon as practicable
16after the effective date of this Act, and shall hold at least 6
17meetings. Members of the Task Force shall serve without
18compensation. The Department of Human Services, in
19consultation with any other State agency relevant to the issue
20of immigration in this State, shall provide administrative and
21other support to the Task Force.
22    (d) The Task Force shall examine the following issues:
23        (1) what the State of Illinois is currently doing to
24    proactively help immigrant communities in this State,
25    including whether such persons are receiving help to
26    become citizens, receiving help to become business owners,



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1    and receiving aid for educational purposes;
2        (2) what can the State do going forward to improve
3    relations between the State and immigrant communities in
4    this State;
5        (3) what is the status of immigrant communities from
6    urban, suburban, and rural areas of this State, and
7    whether adequate support and resources have been provided
8    to these communities;
9        (4) the extent to which immigrants in this State are
10    being discriminated against;
11        (5) whether the laws specifically intended to benefit
12    immigrant populations in this State are actually having a
13    beneficial effect;
14        (6) the practices and procedures of the federal
15    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within this
16    State;
17        (7) the use and condition of detention centers in this
18    State;
19        (8) all contracts in Illinois entered into with United
20    States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including
21    contracts with private detention centers, the Illinois
22    State Police, and the Secretary of State's Office,
23    Division of Motor Vehicles;
24        (9) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigrant
25    communities, including health impact rates, employment
26    rates, housing, small businesses, and community



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1    development;
2        (10) the disbursement of funds received by different
3    agencies that went to immigrant communities;
4        (11) language access programs and their impact on
5    helping immigrant communities better interact with State
6    agencies, and whether existing language access programs
7    are effective in helping immigrant communities interact
8    with the State. The Task Force shall also examine whether
9    all State agencies provide language access for non-English
10    speakers, and which agencies and in what regions of the
11    State is there a lack of language access that creates
12    barriers for non-English dominant speakers from accessing
13    support from the State;
14        (12) the extent to which disparities in access to
15    technology exist in immigrant communities and whether they
16    lead to educational, financial, and other disadvantages;
17    and
18        (13) the extent to which State programs intended for
19    vulnerable populations such as victims of trafficking,
20    crime, and abuse are being implemented or need to be
21    implemented.
22    (e) The Task Force shall report its findings and
23recommendations based upon its examination of issues under
24subsection (d) to the Governor and the General Assembly on or
25before May 31, 2022.



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1    Section 10. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.".