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Meeting Name: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/19/2014 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Amendment to 14-3306 Lobbyist Registration Ordinance, Legis11-19-14 Martinez Resume.pdf
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14-3306 1 14-5-21 Lobbyist Registration Ordinance AmendmentOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN AMENDMENT TO THE COOK COUNTY LOBBYIST REGISTRATION ORDINANCE NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Part I. General Ordinances, Chapter 2. Administration, Article VI. Ethics, Division 3. Lobbyists, Sections 2-622, 2-632, 2-633and 2-637 through 2-643 are hereby amended as follows: Sec. 2-622. Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Administrative action means the execution or rejection of any rule, regulation, legislative rule, standard, fee, rate, contractual agreement, purchasing agreement or other delegated legislative or quasi-legislative action to be taken or withheld by any County official or County employee. Board means the County Board and any and all of its standing or special committees or subcommittees. Clerk means the duly elected or appointed Clerk of the County. Commissioner means any of the duly elected or duly appointed Coaccept as substitutedPass Action details Video Video
14-3306 1 14-5-21 Lobbyist Registration Ordinance AmendmentOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN AMENDMENT TO THE COOK COUNTY LOBBYIST REGISTRATION ORDINANCE NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Part I. General Ordinances, Chapter 2. Administration, Article VI. Ethics, Division 3. Lobbyists, Sections 2-622, 2-632, 2-633and 2-637 through 2-643 are hereby amended as follows: Sec. 2-622. Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Administrative action means the execution or rejection of any rule, regulation, legislative rule, standard, fee, rate, contractual agreement, purchasing agreement or other delegated legislative or quasi-legislative action to be taken or withheld by any County official or County employee. Board means the County Board and any and all of its standing or special committees or subcommittees. Clerk means the duly elected or appointed Clerk of the County. Commissioner means any of the duly elected or duly appointed Corecommend for approval as substitutedPass Action details Not available
14-5898 1 Martha Martinez Chief Administrative OfficerAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Martha Martinez Position: Chief Administrative Officer Department/Board/Commission: Cook County Bureau of Administration Effective date: Immediate Summary: Martha Martinez has been serving as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the Cook County Bureau of Administration since 2008. Ms. Martinez has over twenty-eight years of experience serving Cook County and has been influential in improving the operations of the various departments under the Administrative Bureau. Ms. Martinez is a valuable Cook County executive and her leadership skills will aid in the continued success of the departments under the Bureau of Administration.recommend for approvalPass Action details Video Video
14-2492 1 AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS TO COOK COUNTY BUREAUSOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS TO COOK COUNTY BUREAUS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2, Article IV, Division 1 of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as follows: Section 2-141. - Presidential Appointments The following Cook County employees shall be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Commissioners: (a) Public Defender (pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-4004.1); (b) Director of Facilities Management (pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-14003); (c) Budget Director (pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-14005); (d) Chief Administrative Officer (pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-14006); and (e) Chief Information Officer (pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-14010); … BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 42, Article II, Section 42-34(a)(6) of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 42-34. - Commission on Human Rights. The organization and administration of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights shall be sufficiently independent to assure that nrecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
13-1798 2 Jail Diversion OrdinanceOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO ITEM 13-1798 (Changes in bold with strikeouts and underlined) COOK COUNTY JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAM FOR MENTALLY ILL AND/OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE DETAINEES OR ARRESTEES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 46, Law Enforcement, Article IV, Jail Diversion Program, Section 36-172, Sec. 46-201 through Section 46-217, of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as follows: Sec. 46-172. Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Appropriate authorities. The Circuit Court of Cook County, the State's Attorney of Cook County, the Sheriff of Cook County, the Public Defender of Cook County, and local law enforcement. Case management. The process of assisting and monitoring target population detainees in achieving their individualized treatment plan consistent with their diversion plans. Class 4 felony. An offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment of one to three recommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
13-2011 1 Jail DiversionOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT COOK COUNTY JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAM FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 46, Law Enforcement, Article IV., Jail Diversion Program, Section 46-171 through Section 46-312, of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: DIVISION 1. GENERALLY Sec. 46-171. Short title. This article shall be cited and may be known as the "Cook County Jail Diversion Program for Adults and Youth." Sec. 46-172. Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Appropriate authorities. The Circuit Court of Cook County, the State's Attorney of Cook County, the Sheriff of Cook County, the Public Defender of Cook County, and local law enforcement. Case management. The process of assisting and monitoring target population detainees or arrestees in achieving their individualized treatment plan consistent with their diversion plans. Case manager. Arecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-3200 1 Cannabis Task ForceResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION URGING THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO FORM A TASK FORCE TO RESEARCH, DEVELOP AND INTRODUCE LEGISLATION FOR LEGALIZING AND REGULATING CANNABIS USE FOR ADULTS IN ILLINOIS WHEREAS, in 2000, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) attempted to restate the goals of the “War on Drugs”: “to educate and enable America's youth to reject illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco; to increase the safety of America's citizens by substantially reducing drug-related crime and violence; to reduce health and social costs to the public of illegal drugs use; to shield America's air, land, and sea frontiers from the drug threat; and to break foreign and domestic drug sources of supply”; and WHEREAS, in reality, most scholars agree that despite spending more than $1 trillion dollars over the last 40 years on the “War on Drugs”, we have succeeded in none of these goals; and WHEREAS, despite the efforts of the War on Drugs, the health and social costs of drugs increase every year, and drug users are at heightened risk of death, illness and overdose, as the drecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-3298 1 COOK COUNTY COMPANION ANIMAL AND CONSUMER PROTECTIONOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT COOK COUNTY COMPANION ANIMAL AND CONSUMER PROTECTION BE NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 10, Animals, Article I, In General, Sections 10-1 through 10-3 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows, Sec. 10-1. Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to provide harmonious relationships in the interaction between man and animal by: (1) Protecting the citizens of the County from rabies by specifying such preventive and control measures as may be necessary; (2) Protecting animals from improper use, abuse, neglect, inhumane treatment and health hazards, particularly rabies; (3) Providing security to residents from annoyance, intimidation, and injury from cats, dogs and other animals; (4) Encouraging responsible pet ownership; (5) Promoting community and consumer awareness of animal control and welfare; and (6) Providing for the assessment of penalties for violators and for the enforcement and administration of this chapter; Sec. 10-2. Definitions. The following worecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-3748 1 REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PENDING LEGISLATION BEFORE THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PENDING LEGISLATION BEFORE THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS WHEREAS, the Illinois General Assembly and the United States Congress are currently considering numerous bills that effect the services and operation of Cook County; and WHEREAS, the County’s intergovernmental relations staff and hired lobbyists are actively monitoring the legislation that effects Cook County’s services and operations; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners wishes to be updated on the status of certain bills pending before the Illinois General Assembly and the United States Congress so that it may take positions and communicate such positions to the legislation bodies on the relevant proposed legislation; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby request that a meeting of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee be convened to discuss the status of pending legislation in the Illrecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4621 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT COB #310246 AMENDMENT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS ORDINANCE Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Larry Suffredin, County Commissioner. The following is a synopsis of the Proposed Ordinance Amendment: BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 Administration, Section 2-911 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 2-911. Administrative hearings. (a) Any administrative adjudication proceeding conducted by the department of administrative hearings shall afford the parties an opportunity for a hearing before an administrative law officer. (b) An attorney who appears on behalf of any person shall file with the administrative law officer a written appearance on a form provided by the department of administrative hearings for such purpose. (c) In no event shall the case for the County be presented by an employee of the department of administrative hearings; provided, however, that documentary evidence, including the notice of violation, which has been prepared by arecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4624 1 RESOLUTION OPPOSING REDUCTION OF STATE COLLECTED REVENUES DUE MUNICIPALITIESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION COB #312501 RESOLUTION CONCERNING OPPOSING REDUCTION OF STATE COLLECTED REVENUES DUE MUNICIPALITIES Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by Joan Patricia Murphy and Peter N. Silvestri, County Commissioners. WHEREAS, all Illinois municipalities provide direct frontline services to their citizens; and WHEREAS, these services have an immediate and fundamental reality to those citizens who depend on local police and fire protection, water and sewer service, snow removal, roads and traffic safety; and WHEREAS, local citizens pay income taxes to the State for both the State budget and local municipal budgets and the revenue is collected by the State; and WHEREAS, since the inception of the State income tax in 1969, municipalities have received, relied upon and provided services with those revenues to their local taxpaying citizens; and WHEREAS, the fiscal reality is that municipalities have already experienced less income tax revenues from the State; and WHEREAS, the recent income tax increase provided new revenues all of which went torecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4628 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT COB #313632 AMENDMENT TO COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM EXECUTIVE HIRING PROCESS Submitting a Proposed Amendment sponsored by Edwin Reyes, Jesus G. Garcia and Jeffrey R. Tobolski, County Commissioners, Co-sponsored by Joan Patricia Murphy, County Commissioner. WHEREAS, there are many talented and highly qualified minorities capable of excelling in every type of executive position in the United States; and WHEREAS, there is a long history of minorities being underrepresented in executive positions in the workforce of the United States; and WHEREAS, before the NFL established the ‘Rooney Rule’, which requires at least one minority to be interviewed for any head coach position, only 6% of NFL head coaches were minority, after the rule was implemented that number jumped to 22%; and WHEREAS, Coca-Cola adopted a similar approach to hiring when it faced a $192 million racial discrimination settlement; and WHEREAS, since 2000, the number of minority senior managers at Coca-Cola jumped from 8.4 percent to 21 percent; and WHEREASrecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4632 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT COB #316283 AN AMENDMENT TO POLICY FOR RESPONDING TO ICE DETAINERS Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Timothy O. Schneider, Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman and Gregg Goslin, County Commissioners. Sec. 46-37. Policy for responding to ICE detainers. (a) The Sheriff of Cook County shall decline ICE detainer requests unless there is a written agreement with the federal government by which all costs incurred by Cook County in complying with the ICE detainer shall be reimbursed or the individual referenced in the detainer: (1) Has been charged with: (A) A felony which is a “forcible felony” in Illinois, or the equivalent under the law of any other jurisdiction, as defined in 720 ILCS 5/2-8 treason, first degree murder, second degree murder, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, robbery, burglary, residential burglary, aggravated arson, arson, aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disability;recommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4636 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT COB #316311 AN AMENDMENT TO POLICY FOR RESPONDING TO ICE DETAINERS Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Peter N. Silvestri and John P. Daley, County Commissioners. Sec. 46-37. Policy for responding to ICE detainers. (a) The Sheriff of Cook County shall may decline ICE detainer requests unless there is a written agreement with the federal government by which all costs incurred by Cook County in complying with the ICE detainer shall be reimbursed. (b) Unless ICE agents have a criminal warrant, or county officials have a legitimate law enforcement purpose that is not related to the enforcement or immigration laws, ICE agents shall not be given access to individuals or allowed to use county facilities for investigative interviews or other purposes, and county personnel shall not expend their time responding to ICE inquires or communicating with ICE regarding individuals’ incarceration status or release dates while on duty. (c) (b) There being no legal authority upon which the federal government may compel an expendirecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4638 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT COB #318088 AN ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO PART 1, CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE IV, DIVISION 5, SECTION 2-285.1 Submitting a proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Gregg Goslin, County Commissioner. NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Board of Commissioners of Cook County that Part 1, Chapter 2, Article IV, Division 5, Section 2-285.1 shall be created as follows: DIVISION 5. - INSPECTOR GENERAL Sec. 2-285.1 Board or Commission Appointees. Board or Commission Appointees, as defined in Section 2-561 of the Cook County Ethics Ordinance, are individuals appointed by the President to Boards or Commissions created by State Statute or County Ordinance that require such appointment subject to the approval, confirmation or advice and consent of the County Board. Board or Commission Appointees must agree to be subject to the OIIG Ordinance and investigation by the OIIG in order to be eligible for appointment to any board or commission. The OIIG Ordinance will apply to Board or Commission Appointees in the same manner, and will impose the same dutierecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4639 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT COB #318989 AMENDMENT TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL TO THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by John A. Fritchey and Larry Suffredin, County Commissioners. WHEREAS, during the FY2011 Budget deliberations, an amendment was introduced and approved by the Cook County Board to create two Legislative Counsel positions and one Administrative Support position; and WHEREAS, the impetus for creating these positions was to assist the Board of Commissioners in creating, analyzing and when called upon, to opine on legislation created by a single or multiple members intended for presentation to the entire County Board; and WHEREAS, said Legislative Counsel positions were to be completely independent of the Executive branch and of any other elected official, including the Office of the State’s Attorney, in order to avoid a conflict of interest when reviewing or opining on legislation as well as to function on behalf of and exclusively in the best interest of the Cook County Board of Commissioners; arecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4640 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE COB #320759 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMMISSION ON WOMEN’S ISSUES Submitting a proposed Ordinance sponsored by Earlean Collins, County Commissioner. BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 Administration, Article VI Boards, Commissions and Committees, Division 1 Generally, Section 2-474 of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as follows: ARTICLE VI. BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES Sec. 2-474. Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues. The Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues was originally established via Resolution by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in 1994. There is now hereby established, via Ordinance, a Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues. The organization and administration of the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues shall be sufficiently independent to assure that no interference or influence external to the office adversely affects the independence and objectivity of the Commission on Women’s Issues and its staff. The Commission on Women’s Issues shall includerecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4643 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION COB #321867 EXAMING THE CROWDING AT THE COOK COUNTY JAIL AND THE USE OF ELECTRONIC MONITORING Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by Toni Preckwinkle, President, Jerry Butler, Earlean Collins, John P. Daley. John A Fritchey, Bridget Gainer, Jesus G. Garcia, Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman, Gregg Goslin, Joan Patricia Murphy, Edwin Reyes, Peter N. Silvestri, Deborah Sims, Robert B. Steele, Larry Suffredin and Jeffrey R. Tobolski, Cook County Commissioners WHEREAS, the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, in recommending and approving the annual appropriation bill, has invested in many programs to protect the general public and reduce the jail population at the Cook County Jail (“Jail”); and WHEREAS, one of the programs the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners has invested in is an aggressive Electronic Monitoring program which provides for a lower-cost alternative to housing detainees at the Jail, provides a mechanism to reduce overcrowding at the Jail and allows certain detainees to be monitored in a non-correctionarecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4657 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION COB# 322615 ISSUING A MORATORIUM ON FELONY PROSTITUTION CHARGES IN COOK COUNTY Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by Toni Preckwinkle, President and Bridget Gainer, County Commissioner; Co-sponsored by Earlean Collins, John P. Daley, John A. Fritchey, Jesus G. Garcia, Joan Patricia Murphy, Edwin Reyes, Timothy O. Schneider, Deborah Sims, Robert B. Steele and Larry Suffredin, County Commissioners. WHEREAS, Illinois, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Texas are the only eight (8) states in the Country to have a felony sentencing option for prostitution offenses; and WHEREAS, of these eight (8) states, Illinois has the harshest sentencing option in the Country requiring only one (1) prior prostitution conviction before a felony charge option is available for subsequent offenses; and WHEREAS, as noted by End Demand Illinois, the Department of Corrections reported 127 felony prostitution admissions for 2012, costing the state $2,011,680.00. Pretrial detention for those facing felony prostitution charges costs Cook Courecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4658 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE COB #323392 THE CONCEALED FIREARM SAFETY ORDINANCE Submitting a Proposed Ordinance sponsored by Larry Suffredin, County Commissioner. BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 54 Licenses, Permits and Miscellaneous Business Regulations, Article XI The Concealed Firearms Safety Ordinance, Sections 54 -396 through 54 - 411 of the Cook County Code are hereby enacted as follows: Sec. 54 - 396. General Purpose. The purpose of this Ordinance, pursuant to the County of Cook home rule power conferred under Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, is to establish conceal carry licenses, restricted areas to carry a concealed firearm and a revocation process for conceal carry license within Cook County. This Ordinance will only go into effect on June 10, 2013 if the Illinois General Assembly fails to pass a conceal carry license as ordered by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Moore v. Madigan and will remain in effect until and unless a court grants a stay of or overturns the 7th Circuit’s mandate. Thirecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4662 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION 323962 EVIDENCE-BASED COOK COUNTY BAIL SYSTEM REFORM (PROPOSED RESOLUTION). Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by John A. Fritchey, County Commissioner. EVIDENCE-BASED COOK COUNTY BAIL SYSTEM REFORM WHEREAS, The Cook County Jail is on the verge of capacity and there exist serious and legitimate concerns that it will exceed capacity this summer; and WHEREAS, in such an event, the County faces the threat of being ordered to build another jail at a cost of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on an unneeded facility; and WHEREAS, our jail overcrowding situation is the consequence of a failing pretrial justice system; and WHEREAS, while nationally, 60% of inmates in local jails are pre-trial detainees, pre-trial detainees account for 90% of the inmates in Cook County Jail; and WHEREAS, approximately 70% of incarcerated pre-trial detainees are being held pursuant to charges for non-violent offenses; and WHEREAS, in 2011, 79% of Cook County defendants were either ordered to pay financial bond to secure release pending trial or held wrecommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video
14-4668 1  ReportREPORT 324286 REPORT OF ‘”AN EXAMINATION OF THE ADMISSIONS, DISCHARGES & POPULATION OF THE COOK COUNTY JAIL, 2012”. Transmitting a Communication dated, July 10, 2013 from Juliana Stratton, Executive Director, Justice Adivsory Council: submitting to the Cook County Board of Commissioners a report from Dr. David E. Olson and Koert Huddle. 2013. "An Examination of Admissions, Discharges & the Population of the Cook County Jail, 2012". Source: The Selected Works of David E. Olson. Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_e_olson/9 authored by Dr. David E. Olson, Professor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Loyola University Chicago.recommend for receiving and filingPass Action details Video Video