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Public Act 099-0645





Public Act 099-0645
HB5668 EnrolledLRB099 20169 RJF 44615 b

    AN ACT concerning 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 Youth
Unemployment Task Force Act.
    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Department" means the Department of Human Services.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Human Services.
    "Task Force" means the Youth Unemployment Task Force.
    Section 10. The Youth Unemployment Task Force.
    (a) There is hereby created the Youth Unemployment Task
    (b) The Task Force shall include the following members:
        (1) the Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
        (2) the Director of Commerce and Economic
    Opportunities, or his or designee;
        (3) a representative of a Chicago-based organization
    focused on economic, educational, and social programs for
    African Americans, appointed by the Secretary;
        (4) a representative of a Chicago-based organization
    that connects partner communities and member schools to
    resources to improve outcomes of target populations,
    appointed by the Secretary; and
        (5) representatives of other community-based
    organizations that focus on youth employment initiatives,
    appointed by the Secretary.
    (c) The Task Force shall meet to organize and select a
chairperson from the non-governmental members of the Task Force
upon appointment of a majority of the members. The chairperson
shall be elected by a majority vote of the members appointed to
the Task Force, and the elected chairperson of the Task Force
shall provide technical support and assistance to the Task
Force and shall be responsible for administering its operations
and ensuring that the requirements of this Act are met.
    (d) The Task Force may consult with any persons or entities
it deems necessary to carry out its purposes.
    (e) The members of the Task Force shall receive no
compensation for serving as members of the Task Force.
    (f) The Task Force shall examine the State-wide youth
unemployment crisis, and its particular effect on young people
of color, including recommendations on how to improve
employment among young people of color in this State.
    (g) The Task Force shall submit its findings and
recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on or
before January 1, 2017.
    Section 15. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1,
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/28/2016