Bill Status of HB2409 100th General Assembly
Short Description: DRUG ASSET FORFEITURE-PUB DEF
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
| 4/28/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Provides that 12.5% of all moneys and the sale proceeds of all other property forfeited and seized under the Acts shall be distributed to the Office of the Public Defender of the county in which the prosecution resulting in the forfeiture was instituted, deposited in a special fund in the county treasury and appropriated to the Public Defender to be used for the expenses incurred in defending persons charged with violating laws governing cannabis and controlled substances. Decreases from 65% to 52.5% the amounts distributed to the metropolitan enforcement group, local, municipal, county, or state law enforcement agency or agencies which conducted or participated in the investigation resulting in the forfeiture.
| ||Fiscal Note (Illinois State Police)|
| ||If HB 2409 was law, it would result in an approximate 19.2% reduction in equitable sharing proceeds due to the legislation's percentage reduction. The Illinois State Police's Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) receipts at the current 65% sharing was approximately $2.761 million, which was based on a total of $4.247 million forfeited. If the Illinois State Police's sharing was reduced to 52.5%, receipts would have bee $2.229 million, an actual reduction of 19.2% in receipts. Therefore, if this legislation were law, our FY16 revenue would have been reduced
over one-half million dollars at $532,000.