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Title:Addiction Prevention Task Force
Function:The Task Force shall be responsible for studying the following: (1) Evidence of binge drinking trends in rural and suburban communities; (2) Evidence of chronic drinking trends in rural and suburban communities; (3) Prevention developments and models; (4) Effective prevention and treatment collaboration efforts in Illinois and other states; and (5) Information gained from stakeholders of the relevant communities.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:None
Composition:(1) Four members from addiction prevention providers recommended by a statewide organization that represents addiction providers, who shall be appointed by the President of the Senate; (2) Four members from behavioral health providers recommended by a statewide organization that represents behavioral health providers, who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (3) Four members from private sector child welfare and youth-serving agencies recommended by a statewide organization representing private sector child welfare providers, who shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; (4) Four members of local public health departments recommended by a statewide organization representing public health departments, who shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; (5) One member from the Department of Public Health, appointed by the Director of Public Health; (6) One member from a higher education teaching institution that awards degrees in the fields of social work, psychiatry, or psychology appointed by the Chair of the Board of Higher Education; (7) One member from statewide organization made up of private sector child welfare providers, who shall be appointed by the Governor; (8) One member from a statewide organization representing suburban area municipalities, who shall be appointed by the Governor; (9) One member from a statewide organization representing rural healthcare providers, who shall be appointed by the Governor; (10) One member from a statewide organization representing rural and downstate areas of the State, who shall be appointed by the Governor; and (11) One member from a statewide organization that represents behavioral health care providers, inclusive of addiction, who shall be appointed by the Governor
Chair:Selected by the Task Force
Authority:SJR 35 (101st GA)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Gomel, David7/18/2019Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMember
Hong-Duffin, Grace7/18/2019Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMember
Jacome, Marco7/18/2019Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMember
Kirkman, Tom7/18/2019Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMember
Meyer, Jay8/16/2019Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember
Noto, Jamie8/16/2019Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember
Sheets, Mary Beth8/16/2019Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateAddiction Prevention Provider
VACANTPresident of the SenateAddiction Prevention Provider
VACANTPresident of the SenateAddiction Prevention Provider
VACANTPresident of the SenateAddiction Prevention Provider
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateStatewide Organization Representing Public Health Departments
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateStatewide Organization Representing Public Health Departments
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateStatewide Organization Representing Public Health Departments
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateStatewide Organization Representing Public Health Departments
VACANTDirector of the Department of Public HealthMember
VACANTChair of the Illinois Board of Higher EducationHigher Education Teaching Institution that Awards Degrees in the Fields of Social Work, Psychiatry, or Psychology
VACANTGovernorStatewide Organization made up of Private Sector Child Welfare Providers
VACANTGovernorStatewide Organization Representing Suburban Area Municipalities
VACANTGovernorStatewide Organization Representing Rural Healthcare Providers
VACANTGovernorStatewide Organization Representing Rural and Downstate Areas of the State
VACANTGovernorStatewide Organization that Represents Behavioral Health Care Providers, Inclusive of Addiction
Wuest, Jack8/16/2019Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember