State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/9/2024, by Sen. Erica Harriss


410 ILCS 705/10-40

    Amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Provides that within 90 days after the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Areas have been designated by the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Board, the Board chair shall appoint 8 public officials of municipal or county (rather than municipal) geographic jurisdictions in the State that include a Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Area to the Board.

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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act is amended
5by changing Section 10-40 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 705/10-40)
7    Sec. 10-40. Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program.
8    (a) The General Assembly finds that in order to address
9the disparities described below, aggressive approaches and
10targeted resources to support local design and control of
11community-based responses to these outcomes are required. To
12carry out this intent, the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3)
13Program is created for the following purposes:
14        (1) to directly address the impact of economic
15    disinvestment, violence, and the historical overuse of
16    criminal justice responses to community and individual
17    needs by providing resources to support local design and
18    control of community-based responses to these impacts;
19        (2) to substantially reduce both the total amount of
20    gun violence and concentrated poverty in this State;
21        (3) to protect communities from gun violence through
22    targeted investments and intervention programs, including
23    economic growth and improving family violence prevention,



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1    community trauma treatment rates, gun injury victim
2    services, and public health prevention activities;
3        (4) to promote employment infrastructure and capacity
4    building related to the social determinants of health in
5    the eligible community areas.
6    (b) In this Section, "Authority" means the Illinois
7Criminal Justice Information Authority in coordination with
8the Justice, Equity, and Opportunity Initiative of the
9Lieutenant Governor's Office.
10    (c) Eligibility of R3 Areas. Within 180 days after the
11effective date of this Act, the Authority shall identify as
12eligible, areas in this State by way of historically
13recognized geographic boundaries, to be designated by the
14Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Board as R3 Areas and
15therefore eligible to apply for R3 funding. Local groups
16within R3 Areas will be eligible to apply for State funding
17through the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Board.
18Qualifications for designation as an R3 Area are as follows:
19        (1) Based on an analysis of data, communities in this
20    State that are high need, underserved, disproportionately
21    impacted by historical economic disinvestment, and ravaged
22    by violence as indicated by the highest rates of gun
23    injury, unemployment, child poverty rates, and commitments
24    to and returns from the Illinois Department of
25    Corrections.
26        (2) The Authority shall send to the Legislative Audit



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1    Commission and make publicly available its analysis and
2    identification of eligible R3 Areas and shall recalculate
3    the eligibility data every 4 years. On an annual basis,
4    the Authority shall analyze data and indicate if data
5    covering any R3 Area or portion of an Area has, for 4
6    consecutive years, substantially deviated from the average
7    of statewide data on which the original calculation was
8    made to determine the Areas, including disinvestment,
9    violence, gun injury, unemployment, child poverty rates,
10    or commitments to or returns from the Illinois Department
11    of Corrections.
12    (d) The Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Board shall
13encourage collaborative partnerships within each R3 Area to
14minimize multiple partnerships per Area.
15    (e) The Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Board is
16created and shall reflect the diversity of the State of
17Illinois, including geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity.
18Using the data provided by the Authority, the Restore,
19Reinvest, and Renew Program Board shall be responsible for
20designating the R3 Area boundaries and for the selection and
21oversight of R3 Area grantees. The Restore, Reinvest, and
22Renew Program Board ex officio members shall, within 4 months
23after the effective date of this Act, convene the Board to
24appoint a full Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Board and
25oversee, provide guidance to, and develop an administrative
26structure for the R3 Program.



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1            (1) The ex officio members are:
2                (A) The Lieutenant Governor, or his or her
3            designee, who shall serve as chair.
4                (B) The Attorney General, or his or her
5            designee.
6                (C) The Director of Commerce and Economic
7            Opportunity, or his or her designee.
8                (D) The Director of Public Health, or his or
9            her designee.
10                (E) The Director of Corrections, or his or her
11            designee.
12                (F) The Director of Juvenile Justice, or his
13            or her designee.
14                (G) The Director of Children and Family
15            Services, or his or her designee.
16                (H) The Executive Director of the Illinois
17            Criminal Justice Information Authority, or his or
18            her designee.
19                (I) The Director of Employment Security, or
20            his or her designee.
21                (J) The Secretary of Human Services, or his or
22            her designee.
23                (K) A member of the Senate, designated by the
24            President of the Senate.
25                (L) A member of the House of Representatives,
26            designated by the Speaker of the House of



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1            Representatives.
2                (M) A member of the Senate, designated by the
3            Minority Leader of the Senate.
4                (N) A member of the House of Representatives,
5            designated by the Minority Leader of the House of
6            Representatives.
7        (2) Within 90 days after the R3 Areas have been
8    designated by the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program
9    Board, the following members shall be appointed to the
10    Board by the R3 board chair:
11            (A) Eight public officials of municipal or county
12        geographic jurisdictions in the State that include an
13        R3 Area, or their designees;
14            (B) Four community-based providers or community
15        development organization representatives who provide
16        services to treat violence and address the social
17        determinants of health, or promote community
18        investment, including, but not limited to, services
19        such as job placement and training, educational
20        services, workforce development programming, and
21        wealth building. The community-based organization
22        representatives shall work primarily in jurisdictions
23        that include an R3 Area and no more than 2
24        representatives shall work primarily in Cook County.
25        At least one of the community-based providers shall
26        have expertise in providing services to an immigrant



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1        population;
2            (C) Two experts in the field of violence
3        reduction;
4            (D) One male who has previously been incarcerated
5        and is over the age of 24 at the time of appointment;
6            (E) One female who has previously been
7        incarcerated and is over the age of 24 at the time of
8        appointment;
9            (F) Two individuals who have previously been
10        incarcerated and are between the ages of 17 and 24 at
11        the time of appointment; and
12            (G) Eight individuals who live or work in an R3
13        Area.
14        As used in this paragraph (2), "an individual who has
15    been previously incarcerated" means a person who has been
16    convicted of or pled guilty to one or more felonies, who
17    was sentenced to a term of imprisonment, and who has
18    completed his or her sentence. Board members shall serve
19    without compensation and may be reimbursed for reasonable
20    expenses incurred in the performance of their duties from
21    funds appropriated for that purpose. Once all its members
22    have been appointed as outlined in items (A) through (F)
23    of this paragraph (2), the Board may exercise any power,
24    perform any function, take any action, or do anything in
25    furtherance of its purposes and goals upon the appointment
26    of a quorum of its members. The Board terms of the non-ex



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1    officio and General Assembly Board members shall end 4
2    years from the date of appointment. The R3 board chair may
3    remove an individual appointed to the Board who does not
4    regularly attend Board meetings, based on criteria
5    approved by the Board.
6    (f) Within 12 months after the effective date of this Act,
7the Board shall:
8        (1) develop a process to solicit applications from
9    eligible R3 Areas;
10        (2) develop a standard template for both planning and
11    implementation activities to be submitted by R3 Areas to
12    the State;
13        (3) identify resources sufficient to support the full
14    administration and evaluation of the R3 Program, including
15    building and sustaining core program capacity at the
16    community and State levels;
17        (4) review R3 Area grant applications and proposed
18    agreements and approve the distribution of resources;
19        (5) develop a performance measurement system that
20    focuses on positive outcomes;
21        (6) develop a process to support ongoing monitoring
22    and evaluation of R3 programs; and
23        (7) deliver an annual report to the General Assembly
24    and to the Governor to be posted on the Governor's Office
25    and General Assembly websites and provide to the public an
26    annual report on its progress.



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1    (g) R3 Area grants.
2        (1) Grant funds shall be awarded by the Illinois
3    Criminal Justice Information Authority, in coordination
4    with the R3 board, based on the likelihood that the plan
5    will achieve the outcomes outlined in subsection (a) and
6    consistent with the requirements of the Grant
7    Accountability and Transparency Act. The R3 Program shall
8    also facilitate the provision of training and technical
9    assistance for capacity building within and among R3
10    Areas.
11        (2) R3 Program Board grants shall be used to address
12    economic development, violence prevention services,
13    re-entry services, youth development, and civil legal aid.
14        (3) The Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Board and
15    the R3 Area grantees shall, within a period of no more than
16    120 days from the completion of planning activities
17    described in this Section, finalize an agreement on the
18    plan for implementation. Implementation activities may:
19            (A) have a basis in evidence or best practice
20        research or have evaluations demonstrating the
21        capacity to address the purpose of the program in
22        subsection (a);
23            (B) collect data from the inception of planning
24        activities through implementation, with data
25        collection technical assistance when needed, including
26        cost data and data related to identified meaningful



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1        short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals and metrics;
2            (C) report data to the Restore, Reinvest, and
3        Renew Program Board biannually; and
4            (D) report information as requested by the R3
5        Program Board.
6(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19;
7102-98, eff. 7-15-21.)