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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 649/) Methamphetamine Precursor Tracking Act.

720 ILCS 649/1

    (720 ILCS 649/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Methamphetamine Precursor Tracking Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/5

    (720 ILCS 649/5)
    Sec. 5. Purposes. The purposes of this Act are to establish a program to track purchases of targeted methamphetamine precursors at covered pharmacies in Illinois; to track purchases of targeted methamphetamine precursors for the likely purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine; to starve methamphetamine manufacturers of the methamphetamine precursors they need to make methamphetamine; to locate and shut down methamphetamine laboratories; and ultimately to reduce the harm that methamphetamine manufacturing and manufacturers are inflicting on individuals, families, communities, first responders, the economy, and the environment in Illinois and beyond.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/10

    (720 ILCS 649/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Administer" or "administration" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Agent" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Authorized representative" means an employee or agent of a qualified outside entity who has been authorized in writing by his or her agency or office to receive confidential information from the central repository.
    "Central Repository" means the entity chosen by the Illinois State Police to handle electronic transaction records as described in this Act.
    "Convenience package" means any package that contains 360 milligrams or less of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, their salts or optical isomers, or salts of optical isomers in liquid or liquid filled capsule form.
    "Covered pharmacy" means any pharmacy that distributes any amount of targeted methamphetamine precursor that is physically located in Illinois.
    "Deliver" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Dispense" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Distribute" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Electronic transaction record" means, with respect to the distribution of a targeted methamphetamine precursor by a pharmacy to a recipient under Section 25 of the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act, an electronic record that includes: the name and address of the recipient; date and time of the transaction; brand and product name and total quantity distributed of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, their salts, or optical isomers, or salts of optical isomers; identification type and identification number of the identification presented by the recipient; and the name and address of the pharmacy.
    "Identification information" means identification type and identification number.
    "Identification number" means the number that appears on the identification furnished by the recipient of a targeted methamphetamine precursor.
    "Identification type" means the type of identification furnished by the recipient of a targeted methamphetamine precursor such as, by way of example only, an Illinois driver's license or United States passport.
    "List I chemical" has the meaning provided in 21 U.S.C. 802.
    "Methamphetamine precursor" has the meaning provided in Section 10 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act.
    "Package" means an item packaged and marked for retail sale that is not designed to be further broken down or subdivided for the purpose of retail sale.
    "Pharmacist" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Pharmacy" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Practitioner" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Prescriber" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Prescription" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
    "Qualified outside entity" means:
        (1) a law enforcement agency or prosecutor's office
    
with authority to identify, investigate, or prosecute violations of this Act or any other State or federal law or rule involving a methamphetamine precursor, methamphetamine, or any other controlled substance;
        (2) any probation and court services department
    
authorized by the Probation and Probation Officers Act;
        (3) the Department of Corrections;
        (4) the Department of Juvenile Justice;
        (5) the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System;
    
or
        (6) the U.S. Parole Commission.
    "Readily retrievable" has the meaning provided in 21 C.F.R. part 1300.
    "Recipient" means a person purchasing, receiving, or otherwise acquiring a targeted methamphetamine precursor from a pharmacy in Illinois, as described in Section 25 of the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act.
    "Retail distributor" means a grocery store, general merchandise store, drug store, other merchandise store, or other entity or person whose activities as a distributor relating to drug products containing targeted methamphetamine precursor are limited exclusively or almost exclusively to sales for personal use by an ultimate user, both in number of sales and volume of sales, either directly to walk-in customers or in face-to-face transactions by direct sales.
    "Sales employee" means any employee or agent, other than a pharmacist or pharmacy technician who at any time (1) operates a cash register at which convenience packages may be sold, (2) stocks shelves containing convenience packages, or (3) trains or supervises any other employee or agent who engages in any of the preceding activities.
    "Single retail transaction" means a sale by a retail distributor to a recipient at a specific time.
    "Targeted methamphetamine precursor" means any compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any detectable quantity of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, their salts or optical isomers, or salts of optical isomers.
    "Targeted package" means a package, including a convenience package, containing any amount of targeted methamphetamine precursor.
    "Ultimate user" has the meaning provided in Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12; 98-208, eff. 8-9-13.)

720 ILCS 649/15

    (720 ILCS 649/15)
    Sec. 15. General provisions.
    (a) Structure. There is established a statewide precursor tracking program coordinated and administered by the Illinois State Police to track purchases of targeted methamphetamine precursors across multiple locations for the purposes stated in Section 5 of this Act. Every covered pharmacy must comply with this Act. The tracking program created by this Act shall be the sole methamphetamine precursor tracking program in Illinois.
    (b) Transmission of electronic transaction records. Unless otherwise provided in this Act, each time a covered pharmacy distributes a targeted methamphetamine precursor to a recipient, the pharmacy shall transmit an electronic transaction record to the Central Repository.
    (c) Notification. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall notify pharmacies seeking licensure in Illinois of their obligation to comply with the requirements of this Act.
    (d) Electronic transmission. Starting on the effective date of this Act and continuing thereafter, covered pharmacies shall transmit all electronic transaction records as required by this Act.
    (e) Funding. Funding for the tracking program shall be provided by the Illinois State Police drawing upon federal and State grant money and other available sources.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/20

    (720 ILCS 649/20)
    Sec. 20. Secure website.
    (a) The Illinois State Police shall establish a secure website for the transmission of electronic transaction records and make it available free of charge to covered pharmacies.
    (b) The secure website shall enable covered pharmacies to transmit to the Central Repository an electronic transaction record each time the pharmacy distributes a targeted methamphetamine precursor to a recipient.
    (c) If the secure website becomes unavailable to a covered pharmacy, the covered pharmacy may, during the period in which the secure website is not available, continue to distribute targeted methamphetamine precursor without using the secure website if, during this period, the covered pharmacy maintains and transmits handwritten logs as described in Sections 20 and 25 of the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/25

    (720 ILCS 649/25)
    Sec. 25. Confidentiality of records.
    (a) The Central Repository may delete each electronic transaction record and handwritten log entry 48 months after the date of the transaction it describes.
    (b) The Illinois State Police and Central Repository shall carry out a program to protect the confidentiality of electronic transaction records created pursuant to this Act and shall ensure that this information remains completely confidential except as specifically provided in subsections (c) through (f) of this Section.
    (c) Any employee or agent of the Central Repository may have access to electronic transaction records and handwritten log entries solely for the purpose of receiving, processing, storing or analyzing this information.
    (d) The Illinois State Police may grant qualified outside agencies access to electronic transaction records or handwritten log entries for the purpose of identifying, investigating, or prosecuting violations of this Act or any other State or federal law or rule involving a methamphetamine precursor, methamphetamine, or any other controlled substance.
    (e) The Illinois State Police may release electronic transaction records or handwritten log entries to the authorized representative of a qualified outside entity only if the Illinois State Police verifies that the entity receiving electronic transaction records or handwritten log entries is a qualified outside entity as defined in this Act and that outside entity agrees or has previously agreed in writing that it will use electronic transaction records and handwritten log entries solely for the purpose of identifying, investigating, or prosecuting violations of this Act or any other State or federal law or rule involving a methamphetamine precursor, methamphetamine, or any other controlled substance.
    (f) The Illinois State Police may release to the recipient any electronic transaction records clearly relating to that recipient, upon sufficient proof of identity.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/30

    (720 ILCS 649/30)
    Sec. 30. Violations.
    (a) Any covered pharmacy or retail distributor that violates this Act is guilty of a petty offense and subject to a fine of $500 for a first offense; $1,000 for a second offense occurring at the same retail location as and within 3 years of the offense; and $5,000 for a third or subsequent offense occurring at the same retail location as and within 3 years of the prior offenses.
    (b) An employee or agent of a covered pharmacy who violates this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense; a Class 4 felony for a second offense; and a Class 1 felony for a third or subsequent offense.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/35

    (720 ILCS 649/35)
    Sec. 35. Immunity from civil liability. In the event that any agent or employee of a covered pharmacy or retail distributor reports to any law enforcement officer or agency any suspicious activity concerning a targeted methamphetamine precursor or other methamphetamine ingredient or ingredients, the agent or employee and the pharmacy or retail distributor itself are immune from civil liability based on allegations of defamation, libel, slander, false arrest, or malicious prosecution, or similar allegations, except in cases of willful or wanton misconduct. A covered pharmacy that uses the electronic sales tracking system in accordance with this Act is immune from civil liability for any act or omission committed in carrying out the duties required by this Section, unless the act or omission was due to deliberate or willful and wanton misconduct. A covered pharmacy is not liable for damages resulting from a data breach that was proximately caused by a failure on the part of the electronic sales tracking system.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/40

    (720 ILCS 649/40)
    Sec. 40. Preemption. The regulation of the tracking of methamphetamine precursors is an exclusive power and function of the State. A county or municipality, including a home rule unit, may not regulate the tracking of methamphetamine precursors. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/105

    (720 ILCS 649/105)
    Sec. 105. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12; text omitted.)

720 ILCS 649/110

    (720 ILCS 649/110)
    Sec. 110. The Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act is amended by repealing Sections 36, 37, 38, 39, 39.5, 39.6, 39.7, 39.8, 39.8-5, and 45.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)

720 ILCS 649/999

    (720 ILCS 649/999)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 97-670, eff. 1-19-12.)