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Title:Indian American Advisory Council, Illinois
Meeting Information:

The Council shall meet at least once per each calendar quarter. In addition, the Council may hold up to 2 public hearings annually to assist in the development of policy recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly. All meetings of the Council shall be conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

Contact Comments:
Function:
The Council shall issue semi-annual reports on its
policy recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly focusing on, but not limited to, the following: (i) policy issues impacting Indian Americans and immigrants; (ii) advancement of the role and civic participation of Indian Americans in this State; (iii) enhancement of the trade and cooperation between Indian-majority countries and this State; and (iv) building relationships with State agencies, boards, and commissions, Indian American immigrant communities across this State.
Term:Appointed members of the Council shall serve 2-year terms. A member shall serve until his or her successor shall be appointed. Members of the Council shall not be entitled to compensation for their services as members.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:
Compensation:N/A
Composition:
The Council shall consist of 21 voting members. The Governor shall appoint one voting member, who shall act as the chairperson of the Council and serve as the representative of the Office of the Governor. The Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint 4 members of the public to the Council, who shall also serve as voting members. The following officials shall serve as ex officio, nonvoting members of the Council: the Deputy Director of the Office of Trade and Investment within the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee, and the Chief of the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services within the Department of Human Services, or his or her designee.
 
The following State agencies shall also each appoint a liaison to serve as ex officio, nonvoting members of the Council: the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Department of Human Services, the Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Central Management Services, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Illinois Community College Board.
Authority:P.A. 102-1058

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bansal, Krishna9/29/2022Minority Leader of the SenateMember
Barot, Anil9/8/2022Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember
Jaiswal, Nag9/8/2022Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember
Patel, Dr. Hina9/29/2022Minority Leader of the SenateMember
Patel, Haribhai9/8/2022Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember
Shah, Renish9/29/2022Minority Leader of the SenateMember
Singh, Ajeet9/9/2022Speaker of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTSpeaker of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTGovernorMemberChairperson, Representative of the Office of the Governor
VACANTSpeaker of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTSpeaker of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTDepartment of Commerce and Economic OpportunityEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTDepartment of Financial and Professional RegulationEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTDepartment on AgingEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTDepartment of Children and Family ServicesEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTDepartment of Healthcare and Family ServicesEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTDepartment of Public HealthEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTDepartment of Central Management ServicesEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTIllinois State Board of EducationEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTIllinois Board of Higher EducationEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
VACANTIllinois Community College BoardEx Officio, Nonvoting Member
Virani,Vinesh9/8/2022Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember