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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
(725 ILCS 202/) Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act.

725 ILCS 202/1

    (725 ILCS 202/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/5

    (725 ILCS 202/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Department" means the Department of State Police or Illinois State Police.
    "Law enforcement agencies" means local, county, State or federal law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of sexual assault cases in Illinois.
    "Sexual assault evidence" means evidence collected in connection with a sexual assault investigation, including, but not limited to, evidence collected using the State Police Evidence Collection Kits.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/10

    (725 ILCS 202/10)
    Sec. 10. Submission of evidence. Law enforcement agencies that receive sexual assault evidence in connection with the investigation of a criminal case on or after the effective date of this Act must submit evidence from the case within 10 business days of receipt to a Department of State Police forensic laboratory or a laboratory approved and designated by the Director of State Police. Sexual assault evidence received by a law enforcement agency within 30 days prior to the effective date of this Act shall be submitted pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/15

    (725 ILCS 202/15)
    Sec. 15. Analysis of evidence. All sexual assault evidence submitted pursuant to Section 10 of this Act on or after the effective date of this Act shall be analyzed within 6 months after receipt of all necessary evidence and standards by the State Police Laboratory or other designated laboratory if sufficient staffing and resources are available.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/20

    (725 ILCS 202/20)
    Sec. 20. Inventory of evidence. By October 15, 2010, each Illinois law enforcement agency shall provide written notice to the Department of State Police, in a form and manner prescribed by the Department, stating the number of sexual assault cases in the custody of the law enforcement agency that have not been previously submitted to a laboratory for analysis. Within 180 days after the effective date of this Act, appropriate arrangements shall be made between the law enforcement agency and the Department of State Police, or a laboratory approved and designated by the Director of State Police, to ensure that all cases that were collected prior to the effective date of this Act and are, or were at the time of collection, the subject of a criminal investigation, are submitted to the Department of State Police, or a laboratory approved and designated by the Director of State Police. By February 15, 2011, the Department of State Police shall submit to the Governor, the Attorney General, and both houses of the General Assembly a plan for analyzing cases submitted pursuant to this Section. The plan shall include but not be limited to a timeline for completion of analysis and a summary of the inventory received, as well as requests for funding and resources necessary to meet the established timeline. Should the Department determine it is necessary to outsource the forensic testing of the cases submitted in accordance with this Section, all such cases will be exempt from the provisions of subsection (n) of Section 5-4-3 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/25

    (725 ILCS 202/25)
    Sec. 25. Failure of a law enforcement agency to submit the sexual assault evidence. The failure of a law enforcement agency to submit the sexual assault evidence collected on or after the effective date of this Act within 10 business days after receipt shall in no way alter the authority of the law enforcement agency to submit the evidence or the authority of the Department of State Police forensic laboratory or designated laboratory to accept and analyze the evidence or specimen or to maintain or upload the results of genetic marker grouping analysis information into a local, State, or national database in accordance with established protocol.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/30

    (725 ILCS 202/30)
    Sec. 30. Required certification. Each submission of sexual assault evidence submitted for analysis pursuant to this Act shall be accompanied by the following signed certification:
    "This evidence is being submitted by (name of investigating law enforcement agency) in connection with a prior or current criminal investigation."
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/35

    (725 ILCS 202/35)
    Sec. 35. Expungement. If the Department receives written confirmation from the investigating law enforcement agency or State's Attorney's office that a DNA record that has been uploaded pursuant to this Act into a local, State or national DNA database was not connected to a criminal investigation, the DNA record shall be expunged from the DNA database and the Department shall, by rule, prescribe procedures to ensure that written confirmation is sent to the submitting law enforcement agency verifying the expungement.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/40

    (725 ILCS 202/40)
    Sec. 40. Failure to expunge. The failure to expunge a DNA record or strictly comply with the provisions of Section 35 of this Act shall not be grounds for challenging the validity of a database match or database information, and evidence based upon or derived from the DNA record may not be excluded by a court.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/45

    (725 ILCS 202/45)
    Sec. 45. Rules. The Department of State Police shall promulgate rules that prescribe the procedures for the operation of this Act, including expunging a DNA record.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)

725 ILCS 202/90

    (725 ILCS 202/90)
    Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10; text omitted.)

725 ILCS 202/99

    (725 ILCS 202/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect September 1, 2010.
(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)