(625 ILCS 45/3A-6) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 313A-6)
    Sec. 3A-6. Stolen and recovered watercraft.
    (a) Every sheriff, superintendent of police, chief of police or other police officer in command of any police department in any city, village or town of the State shall, by the fastest means of communications available to his or her law enforcement agency, immediately report to the Department of State Police the theft or recovery of any stolen or converted watercraft within his or her district or jurisdiction. The report shall give the date of theft, description of the watercraft including color, manufacturer's trade name, manufacturer's series name, identification number and registration number, including the state in which the registration number was issued, together with the name, residence address, business address, and telephone number of the owner. The report shall be routed by the originating law enforcement agency through the State Police in a form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police.
    (b) A registered owner or a lienholder may report the theft by conversion of a watercraft to the Department of State Police or any other police department or sheriff's office. The report will be accepted as a report of theft and processed only if a formal complaint is on file and a warrant issued.
    (c) The Department of State Police shall keep a complete record of all reports filed under this Section. Upon receipt of the report, a careful search shall be made of the records of the Department of State Police, and where it is found that a watercraft reported recovered was stolen in a county, city, village or town other than the county, city, village or town in which it is recovered, the recovering agency shall notify the reporting agency of the recovery in a form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police.
    (d) Notification of the theft of a watercraft will be furnished to the Department of Natural Resources by the Department of State Police. The Department of Natural Resources shall place the proper information in the title registration files and in the certificate of number files to indicate the theft of a watercraft. Notification of the recovery of a watercraft previously reported as a theft or a conversion will be furnished to the Department of Natural Resources by the Department of State Police. The Department of Natural Resources shall remove the proper information from the certificate of number and title registration files that has previously indicated the theft of a watercraft. The Department of Natural Resources shall suspend the certificate of number of a watercraft upon receipt of a report that the watercraft was stolen.
    (e) When the Department of Natural Resources receives an application for a certificate of title or an application for a certificate of number of a watercraft and it is determined from the records that the watercraft has been reported stolen, the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Law Enforcement, shall immediately notify the State Police and shall give the State Police the name and address of the person or firm titling or registering the watercraft, together with all other information contained in the application submitted by the person or firm.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)