Public Act 099-0052
HB0330 EnrolledLRB099 04182 JLS 24203 b

    AN ACT concerning business.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Recyclable Metal Purchase Registration Law
is amended by adding Section 6.5 as follows:
    (815 ILCS 325/6.5 new)
    Sec. 6.5. Recyclable Metal Theft Task Force.
    (a) The Recyclable Metal Theft Task Force is created within
the Office of the Secretary of State. The Office of the
Secretary of State shall provide administrative support for the
Task Force. The Task Force shall consist of the members
designated in subsections (b) and (c).
    (b) Members of the Task Force representing the State shall
be appointed as follows:
        (1) Two members of the Senate appointed one each by the
    President of the Senate and by the Minority Leader of the
        (2) Two members of the House of Representatives
    appointed one each by the Speaker of the House of
    Representatives and by the Minority Leader of the House of
        (3) One member representing the Office of the Secretary
    of State appointed by the Secretary of State; and
        (4) Two members representing the Department of State
    Police appointed by the Director of State Police, one of
    whom must represent the State Police Academy.
    (c) The members appointed under subsection (b) shall select
from their membership a chairperson. The chairperson shall
appoint the public members of the Task Force as follows:
        (1) One member representing municipalities in this
    State with consideration given to persons recommended by an
    organization representing municipalities in this State;
        (2) Five chiefs of police from various geographical
    areas of the State with consideration given to persons
    recommended by an organization representing chiefs of
    police in this State;
        (3) One representative of a public utility
    headquartered in Illinois;
        (4) One representative of recyclable metal dealers in
        (5) One representative of scrap metal suppliers in
        (6) One representative of insurance companies offering
    homeowners insurance in this State; and
        (7) One representative of rural electric cooperatives
    in Illinois.
    (d) The Task Force shall endeavor to establish a
collaborative effort to combat recyclable metal theft
throughout the State and assist in developing regional task
forces, as determined necessary, to combat recyclable metal
theft. The Task Force shall consider and develop long-term
solutions, both legislative and enforcement-driven, for the
rising problem of recyclable metal thefts in this State.
    (e) Each year, the Task Force shall review the
effectiveness of its efforts in deterring and investigating the
problem of recyclable metal theft and in assisting in the
prosecution of persons engaged in recyclable metal theft. The
Task Force shall by October 31 of each year report its findings
and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016