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Illinois SJR 30 - Background Check Task Force

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LEAP Forward Position: Support

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Illinois SJR 30

Background Check Task Force

by Mike Hastings (D)

Last Action: Assigned to Judiciary


RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN, that there is created the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Compliance Task Force, which is charged with the following duties: (1) identify gaps in reporting structures and procedures, (2) develop strategies and recommendations for addressing those gaps, (3) conduct audits of records currently held by the Department of State Police, clerks of the circuit court, mental health agencies, and other relevant agencies or governmental bodies, (4) identify and recommend technological advancements to enhance the exchange of information and provide more accountability, and (5) identify potential grants and other methods of funding to ensure better coordination with the State of Illinois and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall consist of the following members, who shall serve without compensation:(1) Two members appointed by the President of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as Chair;(2) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;(3) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, one of whom is to be the Minority Spokesman;(4) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;(5) The Attorney General or his or her designee;(6) The Director of State Police or his or her designee;(7) One member representing a statewide association that advocates on behalf of firearm owners, appointed by the President of the Senate;(8) One member representing a statewide association that advocates on behalf of firearm safety or violence prevention, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;(9) One member representing a statewide association that advocates on behalf of court clerks, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; and(10) One member representing a statewide association that advocates on behalf of sheriffs, appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Attorney General’s office shall provide staff and administrative support to the Task Force; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall meet at least four times; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Task Force shall provide a final report to the General Assembly by July 1, 2020, and upon the filing of its report, is dissolved.