(20 ILCS 5090/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2017)
    Sec. 15. Duties of the Task Force.
    (a) The Task Force may consult with experts to provide assistance as necessary.
    (b) The Task Force shall:
        (1) analyze the criminal discovery process in this
    
State to determine the actual costs, including, but not limited to, labor, materials, time, and other tangible costs of the current criminal discovery process to determine how technology can improve the process for all participants;
        (2) analyze the process for information sharing,
    
including, but not limited to, an analysis of record management systems, computer aided dispatch systems, and other technology used to process information between law enforcement agencies in this State to determine the actual costs of the current process;
        (3) analyze the current information sharing process
    
between law enforcement agencies to determine how technology can improve the process for all participants;
        (4) determine which prosecutors' offices obtain all
    
law enforcement discoverable evidence in an electronic format, which prosecutors' offices will soon be able to obtain all law enforcement discoverable evidence in an electronic format, and which prosecutors' offices will not have that ability at any point in the future without assistance;
        (5) determine the barriers for those prosecutors'
    
offices that will not be able to obtain law enforcement discoverable evidence in an electronic format without assistance;
        (6) determine which law enforcement agencies obtain
    
and utilize data entirely, or partially, in an electronic format, which law enforcement agencies will soon be able to obtain and utilize data entirely in an electronic format, and which law enforcement agencies will not be able to obtain and utilize data entirely in an electronic format at any point in the future without assistance;
        (7) study how a single statewide criminal information
    
sharing system or other technology may improve electronic discovery or electronic redaction;
        (8) study how a statewide standardized law
    
enforcement reporting form that can be easily redacted may improve the criminal discovery process;
        (9) study the short-term needs for law enforcement
    
agencies and State's Attorneys to facilitate greater use of electronic discovery and information sharing;
        (10) study whether a single standardized statewide
    
case record management system or other law enforcement technology would provide better and additional access to information for law enforcement;
        (11) determine whether a single standardized
    
statewide case record management system or other electronic discovery technology would provide for a better and more efficient criminal discovery process and offer any cost savings;
        (12) determine whether a single standardized
    
statewide case record management system or other information sharing technology would provide for a better and more efficient law enforcement information sharing process and offer any cost savings;
        (13) suggest an alternative funding process to the
    
State's current method to pay for criminal discovery costs;
        (14) suggest an alternative funding process to the
    
State's current method to pay for law enforcement information sharing costs;
        (15) determine which executive branch agency,
    
judicial branch agency, or quasi-governmental organization is best suited to serve as a conduit and coordinator for a statewide criminal electronic discovery system; and
        (16) determine which executive branch agency,
    
judicial branch agency, or quasi-governmental organization is best suited to serve as a conduit and coordinator for a statewide criminal information sharing system.
(Source: P.A. 99-874, eff. 8-22-16.)