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Full Text of SB2665  102nd General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
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 27 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;
17        (4) one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
18    House of Representatives;
19        (5) one representative of the Governor's Office;
20        (6) one representative of the Governor's Office of
21    Management and Budget;
22        (7) one representative of the Lieutenant Governor's
23    Office;



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1        (8) the Executive Director of the Illinois Housing
2    Development Authority or his or her designee;
3        (9) the Secretary of Human Services or his or her
4    designee;
5        (10) the Director on Aging or his or her designee;
6        (11) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
7    or his or her designee;
8        (12) the Director of Children and Family Services or
9    his or her designee;
10        (13) the Director of Public Health or his or her
11    designee;
12        (14) the Director of Healthcare and Family Services or
13    his or her designee;
14        (15) the Director of Human Rights or his or her
15    designee;
16        (16) the Director of Employment Security or his or her
17    designee;
18        (17) the Director of Juvenile Justice or his or her
19    designee;
20        (18) the Director of Corrections or his or her
21    designee;
22        (19) the Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal
23    Justice Information Authority or his or her designee;
24        (20) the Chairman of the State Board of Education or
25    his or her designee;
26        (21) the Chairman of the Board of Higher Education or



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1    his or her designee;
2        (22) the Chairman of the Illinois Community College
3    Board or his or her designee; and
4        (23) five representatives from organizations offering
5    aid or services to immigrants, appointed by the Governor.
6    (c) The Task Force shall convene as soon as practicable
7after the effective date of this Act, and shall hold at least 6
8meetings. Members of the Task Force shall serve without
9compensation. The Department of Human Services, in
10consultation with any other State agency relevant to the issue
11of immigration in this State, shall provide administrative and
12other support to the Task Force.
13    (d) The Task Force shall examine the following issues:
14        (1) what the State of Illinois is currently doing to
15    proactively help immigrant communities in this State,
16    including whether such persons are receiving help to
17    become citizens, receiving help to become business owners,
18    and receiving aid for educational purposes;
19        (2) what can the State do going forward to improve
20    relations between the State and immigrant communities in
21    this State;
22        (3) what is the status of immigrant communities from
23    urban, suburban, and rural areas of this State, and
24    whether adequate support and resources have been provided
25    to these communities;
26        (4) the extent to which immigrants in this State are



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1    being discriminated against;
2        (5) whether the laws specifically intended to benefit
3    immigrant populations in this State are actually having a
4    beneficial effect;
5        (6) the practices and procedures of the federal
6    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within this
7    State;
8        (7) the use and condition of detention centers in this
9    State;
10        (8) all contracts in Illinois entered into with United
11    States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including
12    contracts with private detention centers, the Illinois
13    State Police, and the Secretary of State's Office,
14    Division of Motor Vehicles;
15        (9) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigrant
16    communities, including health impact rates, employment
17    rates, housing, small businesses, and community
18    development;
19        (10) the disbursement of funds received by different
20    agencies that went to immigrant communities;
21        (11) language access programs and their impact on
22    helping immigrant communities better interact with State
23    agencies, and whether existing language access programs
24    are effective in helping immigrant communities interact
25    with the State. The Task Force shall also examine whether
26    all State agencies provide language access for non-English



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1    speakers, and which agencies and in what regions of the
2    State is there a lack of language access that creates
3    barriers for non-English dominant speakers from accessing
4    support from the State;
5        (12) the extent to which disparities in access to
6    technology exist in immigrant communities and whether they
7    lead to educational, financial, and other disadvantages;
8    and
9        (13) the extent to which State programs intended for
10    vulnerable populations such as victims of trafficking,
11    crime, and abuse are being implemented or need to be
12    implemented.
13    (e) The Task Force shall report its findings and
14recommendations based upon its examination of issues under
15subsection (d) to the Governor and the General Assembly on or
16before May 31, 2022.
17    Section 10. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.