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 Bill Status of HB4348  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS

House Sponsors
Rep. John Connor - Michael P. McAuliffe, Dan Brady, Juliana Stratton and Litesa E. Wallace

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Antonio Muñoz , William R. Haine, John G. Mulroe and Tim Bivins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
50 ILCS 722/20


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Missing Persons Identification Act. Provides that the responsible investigative agency shall send the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System created by the United States Department of Justice, if possible, with copies of fingerprints on standardized 8 inch by 8 inch fingerprint cards or the equivalent digital image, prints or partial prints of any fingers, a forensic odontology report concerning the body, detailed personal descriptions, DNA samples for nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analysis, available DNA analysis results, and all other identifying data, including date and place of death, of all deceased persons whose deaths are in a classification requiring inquiry by the coroner or medical examiner and who remain unidentified after all available methods have been exhausted. Provides that the medical examiner, coroner, or responsible investigative agency shall make reasonable attempts to promptly identify human remains. Defines "responsible investigative authority".

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Missing Persons Identification Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other action deemed appropriate for the handling of the human remains, the medical examiner or coroner, with the help of the assisting law enforcement agency, shall make reasonable attempts to promptly identify human remains. Defines "assisting law enforcement agency". Provides that the medical examiner or coroner with the help of the assisting law enforcement agency (rather than the Department of State Police) shall promptly enter information in federal and State databases that may aid in the identification of human remains. Provides that information concerning missing persons shall be entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System created by the United States Department of Justice (NamUs) after 30 days. Provides that information concerning the identification of human remains shall be entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System created by the United States Department of Justice (NamUs) as soon as practicable.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
50 ILCS 722/25

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Missing Persons Identification Act. Provides that the assisting law enforcement agency, medical examiner, or coroner shall seek support from appropriate State and federal agencies, including National Missing and Unidentified Persons System resources to facilitate prompt identification of human remains. Provides that this support may include, but is not limited to, fingerprint comparison; forensic odontology; nuclear or mitochondrial DNA analysis, or both; and forensic anthropology. Provides that the assisting law enforcement agency, medical examiner, or coroner shall obtain a National Crime Information Center number from the Department of State Police to verify entry and maintain this number within the unidentified human remains case file. Provides that a National Crime Information Center Unidentified Person record shall remain on file indefinitely or until action is taken by the originating agency to clear or cancel the record. Provides that the assisting law enforcement agency, medical examiner, or coroner shall create an unidentified person record in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System prior to the submission of samples or within 30 days of the discovery of the remains, if no identification has been made. Provides that the DNA sample shall be forwarded to a National Missing and Unidentified Persons System partner laboratory or other resource for analysis and inclusion in the National DNA Index System. Defines "assisting law enforcement agency". Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John Connor
  1/26/2018HouseFirst Reading
  1/26/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2018HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/6/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  3/6/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 011-000-001
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  3/7/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  3/8/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. John Connor
  3/16/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/17/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-000-000
  4/18/2018HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/23/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  4/23/2018SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/1/2018SenateAssigned to State Government
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  5/9/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/10/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended State Government; 006-000-000
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/21/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/21/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2018
  5/23/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/24/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. John Connor
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  5/29/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 109-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor

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