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Public Act 103-0109


Public Act 0109 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0109
SB2379 EnrolledLRB103 28046 DTM 54425 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Right to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings
Act is amended by changing Sections 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 99 as
    (20 ILCS 4112/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2024)
    Sec. 15. Task Force on Counsel in Immigration Proceedings.
    (a) The Task Force on Counsel in Immigration Proceedings
is established.
    (b) The Task Force shall consist of the following 7
        (1) the Governor, or his or her designee;
        (2) the President of the Senate, or his or her
        (3) the Minority Leader of the Senate, or his or her
        (4) the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or
    his or her designee;
        (5) the Minority Leader of the House of
    Representatives, or his or her designee;
        (6) the Attorney General, or his or her designee; and
        (7) the Secretary of Human Services, or his or her
    (c) Members of the Task Force shall serve without
    (d) The Department of Human Services shall provide
administrative and other support to the Task Force.
    (e) The Task Force shall investigate the implementation of
universal representation for covered individuals in
immigration removal proceedings as described in subsection (f)
of Section 5. The Task Force investigation shall include, but
is not limited to, the following matters:
        (1) the estimated number of covered individuals facing
    a covered proceeding;
        (2) the current infrastructure for providing
    independent, competent, and zealous legal representation
    in a covered proceeding;
        (3) the additional resources, including salaries and
    benefits for attorneys and support staff, training,
    supervision, and material resources that would need to be
    added to the existing infrastructure described in
    paragraph (2) in order to provide independent, competent,
    and zealous legal representation for the number of covered
    individuals described in paragraph (1), including
    mechanisms for subcontracted relationships with
    independent experts and social service providers;
        (4) the estimated annual cost of the additional
    resources described in paragraph (3);
        (5) funding sources, public and private, that are or
    would be available to pay for the additional resources
    described in paragraph (3); and
        (6) the estimated annual cost of bond payment support
    needed for covered individuals facing a covered
    proceeding, and the feasibility of a State-sponsored bond
    fund for those individuals.
    (f) In order for the Governor and General Assembly to
evaluate different scopes of legal representation in
immigration court proceedings, the Task Force investigation
described in subsection (e) shall provide additional findings
in the following categories:
        (1) State domiciliary versus non-State domiciliary
    covered individuals, and, among the State domiciliary
    covered individuals, the regions of residence within the
        (2) household income above and below 250% of the
    federal poverty line;
        (3) type of proceedings in which the covered
    individuals need legal representation; and
        (4) current percentages of covered individuals in
    covered proceedings with and without legal representation.
    (g) The Task Force shall submit a report of its findings in
the investigation described in subsection (e) and its
recommendations for how to fully provide legal representation
for covered individuals facing covered proceedings no later
than July 1, 2024 2023.
(Source: P.A. 102-827, eff. 5-13-22.)
    (20 ILCS 4112/20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2024)
    Sec. 20. Repeal. This Act is repealed on July 1, 2025 2024.
(Source: P.A. 102-827, eff. 5-13-22.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/27/2023