(20 ILCS 2620/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 55j)
    Sec. 7. Expenditures; evidence; forfeited property.
    (a) The Director and the inspectors appointed by him, when authorized by the Director, may expend such sums as the Director deems necessary in the purchase of controlled substances and cannabis for evidence and in the employment of persons to obtain evidence.
    Such sums to be expended shall be advanced to the officer who is to make such purchase or employment from funds appropriated or made available by law for the support or use of the Department on vouchers therefor signed by the Director. The Director and such officers are authorized to maintain one or more commercial checking accounts with any State banking corporation or corporations organized under or subject to the Illinois Banking Act for the deposit and withdrawal of moneys to be used for the purchase of evidence and for the employment of persons to obtain evidence; provided that no check may be written on nor any withdrawal made from any such account except on the written signatures of 2 persons designated by the Director to write such checks and make such withdrawals.
    (b) The Director is authorized to maintain one or more commercial bank accounts with any State banking corporation or corporations organized under or subject to the Illinois Banking Act, as now or hereafter amended, for the deposit or withdrawal of (i) moneys forfeited to the Department, including the proceeds of the sale of forfeited property, as provided in Section 2 of the State Officers and Employees Money Disposition Act, as now or hereafter amended, pending disbursement to participating agencies and deposit of the Department's share as provided in subsection (c), and (ii) all moneys being held as evidence by the Department, pending final court disposition; provided that no check may be written on or any withdrawal made from any such account except on the written signatures of 2 persons designated by the Director to write such checks and make such withdrawals.
    (c) All moneys received by the Illinois State Police as their share of forfeited funds (including the proceeds of the sale of forfeited property) received pursuant to the Drug Asset Forfeiture Procedure Act, the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, the Environmental Protection Act, or any other Illinois law shall be deposited into the State Asset Forfeiture Fund, which is hereby created as an interest-bearing special fund in the State treasury.
    All moneys received by the Illinois State Police as their share of forfeited funds (including the proceeds of the sale of forfeited property) received pursuant to federal equitable sharing transfers shall be deposited into the Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund, which is hereby created as an interest-bearing special fund in the State treasury.
    The moneys deposited into the State Asset Forfeiture Fund and the Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund shall be appropriated to the Department of State Police and may be used by the Illinois State Police in accordance with law.
(Source: P.A. 94-556, eff. 9-11-05.)