The Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling.
     (a) The Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling is hereby created to review the status of recycling and solid waste management planning in Illinois. The goal of the Task Force is to investigate and provide recommendations for expanding waste reduction, recycling, reuse, and composting in Illinois in a manner that protects the environment, as well as public health and safety, and promotes economic development.
     The Task Force’s review shall include, but not be limited to, the following topics: county recycling and waste management planning; current and potential policies and initiatives in Illinois for waste reduction, recycling, composting, and reuse; funding for State and local oversight and regulation of solid waste activities; funding for State and local support of projects that advance solid waste reduction, recycling, reuse, and composting efforts; and the proper management of household hazardous waste. The review shall also evaluate the extent to which materials with economic value are lost to landfilling, and it shall also recommend ways to maximize the productive use of waste materials through efforts such as materials recycling and composting.
     (b) The Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling shall consist of the following 21 members appointed as follows:
         (1) four legislators, appointed one each by the
    
President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;
        (2) the Director of the Illinois Environmental
    
Protection Agency, or his or her representative;
        (3) the Director of Commerce and Economic
    
Opportunity, or his or her representative;
        (4) two persons appointed by the Director of Commerce
    
and Economic Opportunity to represent local governments;
        (5) two persons appointed by the Director of the
    
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to represent a local solid waste management agency;
        (6) two persons appointed by the Director of the
    
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to represent the solid waste management industry;
        (7) one person appointed by the Director of Commerce
    
and Economic Opportunity to represent non-profit organizations that provide recycling services;
        (8) one person appointed by the Director of Commerce
    
and Economic Opportunity to represent recycling collection and processing services;
        (9) one person appointed by the Director of Commerce
    
and Economic Opportunity to represent construction and demolition debris recycling services;
        (10) one person appointed by the Director of Commerce
    
and Economic Opportunity to represent organic composting services;
        (11) one person appointed by the Director of Commerce
    
and Economic Opportunity to represent general recycling interests;
        (12) one person appointed by the Director of the
    
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to represent environmental interest groups;
        (13) one person appointed by the Director of Commerce
    
and Economic Opportunity to represent environmental interest groups;
        (14) one person appointed by the Director of the
    
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to represent a statewide manufacturing trade association; and
        (15) one person appointed by the Director of the
    
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to represent a statewide business association.
    (c) The Directors of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, or their representatives, shall co-chair and facilitate the Task Force.
     (d) The members of the Task Force shall be appointed no later than 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. The members of the Task Force shall not receive compensation for serving as members of the Task Force.
     (e) The Task Force shall seek assistance from the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, the Illinois Green Economy Network, and the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council to help facilitate the Task Force, using technology, such as video conferencing and meeting space, with the goal of reducing costs and greenhouse gas emissions associated with travel.
     (f) The Task Force shall prepare a report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations resulting from its study, and it shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than 2 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
     (g) The Task Force, upon issuing the report described in subsection (f) of this Section, is dissolved and this Section is repealed.