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PROPERTY
(765 ILCS 1030/) Law Enforcement Disposition of Property Act.

765 ILCS 1030/0.01

    (765 ILCS 1030/0.01) (from Ch. 141, par. 140)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Law Enforcement Disposition of Property Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

765 ILCS 1030/1

    (765 ILCS 1030/1) (from Ch. 141, par. 141)
    Sec. 1. This Act is applicable to all personal property of which possession is transferred to a police department or other law enforcement agency of the State or a county, city, village or incorporated town, under circumstances supporting a reasonable belief that such property was abandoned, lost or stolen or otherwise illegally possessed, except property seized during a search, and retained and ultimately returned, destroyed or otherwise disposed of pursuant to order of a court in accordance with Section 108-11, 108-12 or 114-12 of the "Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963" or other law hereafter applicable to property thus retained, and except property of which custody and disposition is prescribed by Article II of Chapter 4 of The Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 84-505.)

765 ILCS 1030/2

    (765 ILCS 1030/2) (from Ch. 141, par. 142)
    Sec. 2. (a) Such property believed to be abandoned, lost or stolen or otherwise illegally possessed shall be retained in custody by the sheriff, chief of police or other principal official of the law enforcement agency, which shall make reasonable inquiry and efforts to identify and notify the owner or other person entitled to possession thereof, and shall return the property after such person provides reasonable and satisfactory proof of his ownership or right to possession and reimburses the agency for all reasonable expenses of such custody.
    (b) Weapons that have been confiscated as a result of having been abandoned or illegally possessed may be transferred to the Department of State Police for use by the crime laboratory system, for training purposes, or for any other application as deemed appropriate by the Department, if no legitimate claim is made for the confiscated weapon within 6 months of the date of confiscation, or within 6 months of final court disposition if such confiscated weapon was used for evidentiary purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-632.)

765 ILCS 1030/3

    (765 ILCS 1030/3) (from Ch. 141, par. 143)
    Sec. 3. If the identity or location of the owner or other person entitled to possession of the property has not been ascertained within 6 months after the police department or other law enforcement agency obtains such possession, the sheriff, chief of police or other principal official thereof shall effectuate the sale of the property for cash to the highest bidder at a public auction, notice of which (including time, place and a brief description of such property) shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county wherein such official has authority at least 10 days prior to such auction. However, if the sheriff, chief of police, or other principal law enforcement official determines that the interests of the public would best be served thereby, he or she may donate property that is worth less than $100, if the donation is approved by the governing body of which the law enforcement agency is a part, to a charitable organization that is currently registered in the State of Illinois, transfer custody of the property to the government of which his or her law enforcement agency is a branch, or if the property is in the custody of a State law enforcement agency, it may be transferred to the Department of Central Management Services, rather than effectuating the sale of the property by public auction. Property offered but not sold at such public auction may be offered and sold at a subsequent public auction without such notice.
(Source: P.A. 97-28, eff. 1-1-12.)

765 ILCS 1030/4

    (765 ILCS 1030/4) (from Ch. 141, par. 144)
    Sec. 4. Proceeds of the sale of the property at public auction, less reimbursement to the law enforcement agency of the reasonable expenses of custody thereof, shall be deposited in the treasury of the county, city, village or incorporated town of which government the law enforcement agency is a branch.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3287.)

765 ILCS 1030/5

    (765 ILCS 1030/5) (from Ch. 141, par. 145)
    Sec. 5. The owner or other person entitled to possession of such property may claim and recover possession of the property at any time before its sale at public auction, upon providing reasonable and satisfactory proof of ownership or right to possession and reimbursing the law enforcement agency for all reasonable expenses of custody thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3287.)

765 ILCS 1030/6

    (765 ILCS 1030/6) (from Ch. 141, par. 146)
    Sec. 6. No person shall be responsible for consequent damages to another occasioned by an act or omission in compliance with this Act.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3287.)