Task Force to Review Eligibility to Hold Public Office

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

State Board of Elections

Qualifications

The Task Force shall produce a report detailing the Task Force's findings and recommendations and needed resources. The Task Force shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor by May 1, 2025.

Compensation

N/A

Composition

(1) The president of a statewide bar association or his or her designee, the executive director of a statewide association advocating for the advancement of civil liberties or his or her designee, an executive director of a legal aid organization or statewide association with a practice group dedicated to or focused on returning citizen expungements and sealing of criminal records, all appointed by the Governor. (2) 4 members of the public, one appointed by each of the following: the Speaker of the House of Representatives; the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; the President of the Senate; and the Minority Leader of the Senate. (3) 2 individuals who have been formerly incarcerated, appointed by the Governor. (4) The Attorney General or his or her designee. (5) 2 individuals from the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council appointed by the Executive Director. (6) 2 State Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; 2 State Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; 2 State Senators appointed by the President of the Senate; 2 State Senators appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate. The Task Force shall review what conduct currently precludes an individual from holding public office in this State; the policy rationale for precluding an individual from holding public office based on certain criminal conduct.

Chair

The Executive Director of the State Board of Elections shall appoint a cochairperson for the Task Force and the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall jointly appoint a cochair person for the Task Force.

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Vacant Governor Member The president of a statewide bar association or his or her designee
Vacant Governor Member The executive director of a statewide association advocating for the advancement of civil liberties or his or her designee.
Vacant Governor Member An executive director of a legal aid organization or statewide association with a practice group dedicated to or focused on returning citizen expungements and sealing of criminal records
Vacant Governor Member Individual who has been formerly incarcerated
Vacant Governor Member Individual who has been formerly incarcerated
Vacant Statute Member Attorney General or his or her designee
Vacant Speaker of the House Member Member of the Public
Vacant Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Member Member of the Public
Vacant President of the Senate Member Member of the Public
Vacant Minority Leader of the Senate Member Member of the Public
Vacant Executive Director of the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council Member Individual from the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council
Vacant Executive Director of the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council Member Individual from the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council
Tarver II, Rep. Curtis Tarver 03/25/2024 Speaker of the House of Representatives Member State Representative
West II, Rep. Maurice 05/06/2024 Speaker of the House of Representatives Member State Representative
Vacant Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Member State Representative
Vacant Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Member State Representative
Vacant President of the Senate Member State Senator
Vacant President of the Senate Member State Senator
Vacant Minority Leader of the Senate Member State Senator
Vacant Minority Leader of the Senate Member State Senator