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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
(725 ILCS 173/) Gang Crime Witness Protection Act of 2013.

725 ILCS 173/1

    (725 ILCS 173/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Gang Crime Witness Protection Act of 2013.
(Source: P.A. 98-58, eff. 7-8-13.)

725 ILCS 173/5

    (725 ILCS 173/5)
    Sec. 5. Definition. As used in this Act, "gang crime" means any criminal offense committed by a member of a "gang" as that term is defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act when the offense is in furtherance of any activity, enterprise, pursuit, or undertaking of a gang.
(Source: P.A. 98-58, eff. 7-8-13.)

725 ILCS 173/10

    (725 ILCS 173/10)
    Sec. 10. Program. Subject to appropriation, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall establish and administer a program to assist victims and witnesses who are actively aiding in the prosecution of perpetrators of gang crime, and appropriate related persons. Financial assistance may be provided, upon application by a State's Attorney or the Attorney General, or a chief executive of a police agency with the approval from the State's Attorney or Attorney General, investigating or prosecuting a gang crime occurring under the State's Attorney's or Attorney General's respective jurisdiction, from funds deposited in the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund and appropriated from that Fund for the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-58, eff. 7-8-13.)

725 ILCS 173/15

    (725 ILCS 173/15)
    Sec. 15. Funding. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall adopt rules for the implementation of the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program. Assistance shall be subject to the following limitations:
        (a) Funds shall be limited to payment of the
    
following:
            (1) temporary living costs;
            (2) moving expenses;
            (3) rent;
            (4) security deposits; and
            (5) other appropriate expenses of relocation or
        
transition;
        (b) Approval of applications made by State's
    
Attorneys shall be conditioned upon county funding for costs at a level of at least 25%, unless this requirement is waived by the administrator, in accordance with adopted rules, for good cause shown;
        (c) Counties providing assistance consistent with the
    
limitations in this Act may apply for reimbursement of up to 75% of their costs;
        (d) No more than 50% of funding available in any
    
given fiscal year may be used for costs associated with any single county; and
        (e) Before the Illinois Criminal Justice Information
    
Authority distributes moneys from the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund as provided in this Section, it shall retain 2% of those moneys for administrative purposes.
(Source: P.A. 98-58, eff. 7-8-13; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

725 ILCS 173/20

    (725 ILCS 173/20)
    Sec. 20. Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund. There is created in the State Treasury the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund into which shall be deposited appropriated funds, grants, or other funds made available to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to assist State's Attorneys and the Attorney General in protecting victims and witnesses who are aiding in the prosecution of perpetrators of gang crime, and appropriate related persons.
(Source: P.A. 98-58, eff. 7-8-13; 99-576, eff. 7-15-16.)

725 ILCS 173/25

    (725 ILCS 173/25)
    Sec. 25. Beginning of operation. The program created by this Act shall begin operation on July 1, 2013.
(Source: P.A. 98-58, eff. 7-8-13.)

725 ILCS 173/90

    (725 ILCS 173/90)
    Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 98-58, eff. 7-8-13; text omitted.)

725 ILCS 173/99

    (725 ILCS 173/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1, 2013.
(Source: P.A. 98-58, eff. 7-8-13.)