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730 ILCS 5/5-4-3a

    (730 ILCS 5/5-4-3a)
    Sec. 5-4-3a. DNA testing backlog accountability.
    (a) On or before August 1 of each year, the Department of State Police shall report to the Governor and both houses of the General Assembly the following information:
        (1) the extent of the backlog of cases awaiting
    
testing or awaiting DNA analysis by that Department, including but not limited to those tests conducted under Section 5-4-3, as of June 30 of the previous fiscal year, with the backlog being defined as all cases awaiting forensic testing whether in the physical custody of the State Police or in the physical custody of local law enforcement, provided that the State Police have written notice of any evidence in the physical custody of local law enforcement prior to June 1 of that year; and
        (2) what measures have been and are being taken to
    
reduce that backlog and the estimated costs or expenditures in doing so.
    (b) The information reported under this Section shall be made available to the public, at the time it is reported, on the official web site of the Department of State Police.
    (c) Beginning January 1, 2016, the Department of State Police shall quarterly report on the status of the processing of forensic biology and DNA evidence submitted to the Department of State Police Laboratory for analysis. The report shall be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly, and shall be posted on the Department of State Police website. The report shall include the following for each State Police Laboratory location and any laboratory to which the Department of State Police has outsourced evidence for testing:
        (1) For forensic biology submissions, report both
    
total case and sexual assault or abuse case (as defined by the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act) figures for:
            (A) The number of cases received in the preceding
        
quarter.
            (B) The number of cases completed in the
        
preceding quarter.
            (C) The number of cases waiting analysis.
            (D) The number of cases sent for outsourcing.
            (E) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received within the past 30 days.
            (F) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received 31 to 90 days prior.
            (G) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received 91 to 180 days prior.
            (H) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received 181 to 365 days prior.
            (I) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received more than 365 days prior.
            (J) The number of cases forwarded for DNA
        
analyses.
        (2) For DNA submissions, report both total case and
    
sexual assault or abuse case (as defined by the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act) figures for:
            (A) The number of cases received in the preceding
        
quarter.
            (B) The number of cases completed in the
        
preceding quarter.
            (C) The number of cases waiting analysis.
            (D) The number of cases sent for outsourcing.
            (E) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received within the past 30 days.
            (F) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received 31 to 90 days prior.
            (G) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received 91 to 180 days prior.
            (H) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received 181 to 365 days prior.
            (I) The number of cases waiting analysis that
        
were received more than 365 days prior.
        (3) For all other categories of testing (e.g., drug
    
chemistry, firearms/toolmark, footwear/tire track, latent prints, toxicology, and trace chemistry analysis):
            (A) The number of cases received in the preceding
        
quarter.
            (B) The number of cases completed in the
        
preceding quarter.
            (C) The number of cases waiting analysis.
        (4) For the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), report
    
both total case and sexual assault or abuse case (as defined by the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act) figures for subparagraphs (D), (E), and (F) of this paragraph (4):
            (A) The number of new offender samples received
        
in the preceding quarter.
            (B) The number of offender samples uploaded to
        
CODIS in the preceding quarter.
            (C) The number of offender samples awaiting
        
analysis.
            (D) The number of unknown DNA case profiles
        
uploaded to CODIS in the preceding quarter.
            (E) The number of CODIS hits in the preceding
        
quarter.
            (F) The number of forensic evidence submissions
        
submitted to confirm a previously reported CODIS hit.
        (5) For each category of testing, report the number
    
of trained forensic scientists and the number of forensic scientists in training.
    As used in this subsection (c), "completed" means completion of both the analysis of the evidence and the provision of the results to the submitting law enforcement agency.
    (d) The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative on and after January 1, 2019 or 2 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, whichever is later. In consultation with and subject to the approval of the Chief Procurement Officer, the Department of State Police may obtain contracts for services, commodities, and equipment to assist in the timely completion of forensic biology, DNA, drug chemistry, firearms/toolmark, footwear/tire track, latent prints, toxicology, microscopy, trace chemistry, and Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) analysis. Contracts to support the delivery of timely forensic science services are not subject to the provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code, except for Sections 20-60, 20-65, 20-70, and 20-160 and Article 50 of that Code, provided that the Chief Procurement Officer may, in writing with justification, waive any certification required under Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code. For any contracts for services which are currently provided by members of a collective bargaining agreement, the applicable terms of the collective bargaining agreement concerning subcontracting shall be followed.
(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17.)