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Title:Human Trafficking Task Force
Function:The Human Trafficking Task Force shall conduct a study on the human trafficking problem in this State and shall hold hearings in furtherance of: (1) developing a State plan to address human trafficking; (2) implementing a system for the sharing of human trafficking data between governmental agencies in a manner that ensures that the privacy of victims of human trafficking is protected and that data collection respects the privacy of victims of human trafficking; (3) establishing policies to enable State government to work with nongovernmental organizations and other elements of the private sector to prevent human trafficking and provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who are United States citizens or foreign nationals; (4) evaluating various approaches used by state and local governments to increase public awareness of human trafficking, including trafficking of United States citizens and foreign national victims; (5) developing methods for protecting the rights of victims of human trafficking, taking into account the need to consider the human rights and special needs of women and minors; (6) evaluating the necessity of treating victims of human trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals; (7) developing methods for promoting the safety of victims of human trafficking; (8) evaluating human trafficking training and education for professionals who may interact with victims of human trafficking; (9) distributing human trafficking training and education models for professionals who may interact with victims of human trafficking; (10) reviewing research into the disparity between the clearance rate on white missing persons compared to black missing persons; (11) reviewing comprehensive, nationwide data collection on missing persons, including data disaggregated by race, geography, and socioeconomic status; (12) reviewing better assessments and analysis on how law enforcement agencies address implicit bias during investigation of these cases; (13) reviewing research to identify factors that contribute to the disparity in outcomes in missing women cases; (14) reviewing research to identify best practices and effective solutions for State government to help black women and girls who are missing right now; (15) reviewing research to identify effective long-term implementations that will address problems going forward; and (16) producing an annual report detailing the Task Force's finding based upon its review of research conducted under this Section, including specific recommendations, if any, and other information the Task Force may deem proper in furthermore of its duties under this Act.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:None.
Composition:The Human Trafficking Task Force shall consist of the following persons: (1) three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (2) three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; (3) three members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate; (4) three members of the Senate, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; (5) one representative of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force, appointed by the Governor; and (6) one representative of the Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force, appointed by the Governor. The Task Force shall include the following ex officio members: (1) the Director of the Illinois State Police, or his or her designee; (2) the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services, or his or her designee; (3) the Secretary of the Department of Human Services, or his or her designee; and (4) the Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or his or her designee.
Authority:20 ILCS 5085/5

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bos, Rep. Chris9/15/2021Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember of the House of RepresentativesMember
Buckner, Rep. Kambium8/13/2021Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMember of the House of Representatives
Friess, Rep. David9/15/2021Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember of the House of RepresentativesMember
Stava-Murray, Rep. Anne8/13/2021Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMember of the House of Representatives
Stoneback, Rep. Denyse Wang 8/13/2021Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMember of the House of Representatives
VACANTMinority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember of the SenateMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember of the SenateMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember of the SenateMember
VACANTGovernorRepresentative of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task ForceMember
VACANTGovernorRepresentative of the Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task ForceMember
VACANTStatuteDirector of the Illinois State Police; his or her designeeEx Officio
VACANTStatuteDirector of the Dept. of Children and Family ServicesEx Officio
VACANTStatuteSecretary of Human Services; his or her designeeEx Officio
VACANTStatuteDirector of the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Service; his or her designeeEx Officio