Public Act 095-0995
SB2476 Enrolled LRB095 19688 RLC 46042 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Commission to Study Disproportionate Justice Impact Act.
    Section 5. Purpose. There is created a Commission to Study
Disproportionate Justice Impact. The Commission shall:
        (1) study the nature and extent of the harm caused to
    minority communities through the practical application of
    the violation and sentencing provisions of the Illinois
    Vehicle Code, the Criminal Code of 1961, the Cannabis
    Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the
    Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, and
    the Unified Code of Corrections;
        (2) develop specific findings on the nature and extent
    of the harm caused to minority communities; and
        (3) offer recommendations for legislation and policy
    changes to address the disproportionate impact that even
    facially neutral laws can have on minority communities.
    Section 10. Composition. The Commission shall be composed
of the following members:
        (a) Two members of the Senate appointed by the Senate
    President, one of whom the President shall designate to
    serve as co-chair, and two members of the Senate appointed
    by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
        (b) Two members of the House of Representatives
    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
    one of whom the Speaker shall designate to serve as
    co-chair, and two members of the House of Representatives
    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
        (c) The following persons or their designees:
            (1) the Attorney General,
            (2) the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook
            (3) the Director of State Police,
            (4) the Superintendent of the Chicago Police
            (5) the sheriff of Cook County,
            (6) the State Appellate Defender,
            (7) the Cook County Public Defender,
            (8) the Director of the Office of the State's
        Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor,
            (9) the Cook County State's Attorney,
            (10) the Executive Director of the Criminal
        Justice Information Authority,
            (11) the Director of Corrections,
            (12) the Director of Juvenile Justice, and
            (13) the Executive Director of the Illinois
        African-American Family Commission.
        (d) The co-chairs may name up to 8 persons,
    representing minority communities within Illinois, groups
    involved in the improvement of the administration of
    justice, behavioral health, criminal justice, law
    enforcement, and the rehabilitation of former inmates,
    community groups, and other interested parties.
    Section 15. Compensation; support. The members of the
Commission shall serve without compensation, but may be
reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred as a result of
their duties as members of the Commission from funds
appropriated by the General Assembly for that purpose. The
Center for Excellence in Criminal Justice at the Great Lakes
Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Jane Addams College of
Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago shall
provide staff and administrative support services to the
    Section 20. Meetings; report. The Commission shall hold
one or more public hearings, at which public testimony shall be
heard. The Commission shall report its findings and
recommendations to the General Assembly on or before December
31, 2009, after which the Commission shall dissolve.

Effective Date: 6/1/2009