Public Act 098-0194
HB2879 EnrolledLRB098 09727 RLC 39876 b

    AN ACT concerning violence prevention.
    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
Violence Prevention Task Force Act.
    Section 5. Violence Prevention Task Force; members.
    (a) There is created the Violence Prevention Task Force
(hereinafter referred to as the Task Force) consisting of 6
members appointed as follows:
            (1) one member of the Senate appointed by the
        President of the Senate;
            (2) one member of the Senate appointed by the
        Minority Leader of the Senate;
            (3) one member of the House of Representatives
        appointed by the Speaker of the House of
            (4) one member of the House of Representatives
        appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
        Representatives; and
            (5) 2 members appointed by the Governor one of whom
        shall be designated the chairperson by the Governor.
    (b) The members of the Task Force shall serve without
compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and
necessary expenses from funds appropriated for that purpose.
    (c) The Task Force may employ skilled experts with the
approval of the chairperson, and shall receive the cooperation
of those State agencies it deems appropriate to assist the Task
Force in carrying out its duties.
    (d) The Illinois African American Family Commission, the
Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois Latino
Family Commission shall provide administrative and other
support to the Task Force.
    Section 10. Violence Prevention Task Force; duties. The
Task Force shall have the following duties:
    (1) to increase awareness of resources, jobs, and
opportunities to prevent violence in this State;
    (2) to assist violence prevention groups, religious
institutions, social lodges, community groups, block clubs,
and other groups in providing safe havens for children, youth,
young adults, and seniors;
    (3) to create, develop, and implement recreational,
social, and educational initiatives for at-risk youth;
    (4) to organize community mental health providers in
at-risk communities;
    (5) to provide State resources to public schools to assist
with behavioral health; and
    (6) to assist in providing jobs, resources, and
opportunities for at-risk youth so as to prevent them from
committing crimes.
    Section 15. Report to the Governor and General Assembly.
The Task Force shall report to the Governor and the General
Assembly, by December 1 of each year, its activities for the
previous year.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/7/2013