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Title:Cannabis Equity Commission
Contact Name:Tiffany Ingram
Contact Phone:217-843-1292
Contact E-Mail:Tiffany.Ingram@Illinois.gov
Function:The commission shall be responsible for ensuring that equity goals in the Illinois cannabis industry, as stated in Section 10-40 are met; tracking and analyzing minorities in the marketplace; ensuring that revenue is being invested properly into R3 areas under Section 10-40; recommending changes to make the law more equitable to communities harmed the most by the war on drugs; create standards to protect true social equity applicants from predatory businesses.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:23 members; Governor or designee will serve as chair. Chair shall appoint 4 community-based providers or community development organization representatives who provide services to treat violence and address the social determinants of health, or promote community investment, including, but not limited to, services such as job placement and training, educational services, workforce development programming, and wealth building; 2 experts in the field of violence reduction; 1 male who has been previously incarcerated and is over the age of 24 at the time of appointment; 1 female who has been previously incarcerated and is over the age of 24 at the time of appointment; 2 individuals who have been previously incarcerated and are between the ages of 17 and 24 at the time of appointment. Remaining members: the Attorney General or their designee, the Director of DCEO or their designee, the Director of Public Health or their designee, the Director of Corrections or their designee, the Director of IDFPR or their designee, the Director of Agriculture or their designee, the Executive Director of ICIJA or their designee, the Secretary of Human Services or their designee, 1 member of the Senate, designated by the Senate President, 1 member of the House of Representatives, designated by the Speaker of the House, 1 member of the Senate, designated by the Minority Leader of the Senate, 1 member of the House of Representatives, designated by the Minority Leader of the House.
Authority:410 ILCS 705/10-45

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Adams, DelriceStatuteMemberThe Executive Director of ICIJA or their designee
Cole, Brad10/8/2021ChairMemberCommunity-based provider or community development organization representative
DeWitt, JustinStatuteMemberThe Director of Public Health or their designee
Ford, LaShawn K. 7/6/2021Speaker of the HouseMemberState Representative
Hansbro, Shelith6/1/20226/1/2021StatuteMemberThe Director of Corrections or their designee
Hutchinson, Toi7/9/2021StatuteGovernor or their designeeChairCook
Jones, DavidStatuteMemberThe Secretary of Human Services or their designee
Lakeman, David7/1/2021StatuteMemberThe Director of Agriculture or their designee
Richardson, TobaraStatuteMemberThe Attorney General or their designee
Treto, MarioStatuteMemberThe Director of IDFPR or their designee
Uribe, VanessaStatuteMemberThe Director of DCEO or their designee
VACANTChairCommunity based-provider or community development organization representativeMember
VACANTChairMemberCommunity-based provider or community development organization representative
VACANTChairMemberCommunity-based provider or community development organization representative
VACANTChairMemberCommunity-based provider or community development organization representative
VACANTChairMemberExpert in field of violence reduction
VACANTChairMemberCommunity-based provider or community development organization representative
VACANTChairMember1 male who has previously been incarcerated and is over the age of 24
VACANTChairMember1 female who has previously been incarcerated and is over the age of 24 at the time of appointment
VACANTChairMemberIndividual who has previously been incarcerated and is between the age of 17 and 24
VACANTChairMemberIndividual who has previously been incarcerated and is between the age of 17 and 24
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMemberState Senator
Villanueva, Celina7/21/2021Senate PresidentMemberState Senator
Welter, David7/27/2021Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMemberState Representative