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Public Act 100-0336


 

Public Act 0336 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0336
 
HB0528 EnrolledLRB100 04273 SLF 14279 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act is
amended by changing Section 5 and by adding Section 43 as
follows:
 
    (725 ILCS 202/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Commission" means the Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking
and Reporting Commission.
    "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 202/43 new)
    Sec. 43. Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting
Commission.
    (a) The Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting
Commission is created to research and develop a plan to create
and implement a statewide mechanism to track and report sexual
assault evidence information. The Commission shall consist of
the following members:
        (1) one member of the House of Representatives,
    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
        (2) one member of the House of Representatives,
    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
    Representatives;
        (3) one member of the Senate, appointed by the
    President of the Senate;
        (4) one member of the Senate, appointed by the Minority
    Leader of the Senate;
        (5) the Attorney General, or his or her designee;
        (6) the Director of State Police, or his or her
    designee;
        (7) the Superintendent of the Chicago Police
    Department, or his or her designee;
        (8) the Director of a statewide organization
    representing sheriffs of this State;
        (9) the Director of a statewide organization
    representing chiefs of police of this State;
        (10) a representative of a statewide organization
    against sexual assault, appointed by the Speaker of the
    House of Representatives;
        (11) a representative of the Illinois State's
    Attorneys Association, appointed by the Minority Leader of
    the House of Representatives;
        (12) a representative of a statewide organization
    representing hospitals of this State appointed by the
    Senate President; and
        (13) a representative of Illinois Sexual Assault Nurse
    Examiners appointed by the Senate Minority Leader.
    (b) The members appointed to the Commission under
subsection (a) of this Section shall be appointed within 60
days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
100th General Assembly.
    (c) The first meeting of the Commission shall be called by
the Director of the Department, or his or her designee, no
later than 30 days after all the members of the Commission have
been appointed. At the first meeting, the Commission shall
elect from its members a chairperson and other officers as it
considers necessary or appropriate.
    (d) The members of the Commission shall serve without
compensation.
    (e) The Department shall provide administrative and other
support to the Commission.
    (f) The Commission shall within one year of its initial
meeting:
        (1) research options to create a tracking system and
    develop guidelines and a plan to implement a uniform
    statewide system to track the location, lab submission
    status, completion of forensic testing, and storage of
    sexual assault evidence;
        (2) develop guidelines and a plan to implement a system
    with secure electronic access that allows a victim, or his
    or her designee, to access or receive information about the
    location, lab submission status, and storage of sexual
    assault evidence that was gathered from him or her,
    provided that the disclosure does not impede or compromise
    an ongoing investigation;
        (3) develop guidelines and a plan to safeguard
    confidentiality and limited disclosure of the information
    contained in the statewide system;
        (4) recommend sources of public and private funding to
    implement the plans developed under this subsection (f);
        (5) recommend changes to law or policy required to
    support the implementation of the plans developed under
    this subsection (f); and
        (6) report its findings and recommendations to submit
    any and all proposed legislation to the Governor and
    General Assembly.
    (g) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2019.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2017