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Public Act 92-0246
SB500 Enrolled LRB9206018RCcd
AN ACT in relation to senior citizens.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Statewide Senior Citizen Victimizer Database Act.
Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
"Department" means Department of State Police.
"Director" means the Director of State Police.
"Senior citizen" means a person of the age of 60 years or
"Senior citizen victimizer" means a person who has been
arrested for committing an offense against a senior citizen.
"Statewide Senior Citizen Victimizer Database Terminal"
means an interactive computerized communication and
processing unit that permits direct on-line communication
with the Department of State Police's Statewide Senior
Citizen Victimizer Database.
Section 10. Duties of the Department. The Department
(a) Provide a uniform reporting format for the entry of
pertinent information regarding the report of an arrested
senior citizen victimizer into the Senior Citizen Victimizer
(b) Notify all law enforcement agencies that reports of
arrested senior citizen victimizers shall be entered into the
database as soon as the minimum level of data of information
specified by the Department is available to the reporting
agency, and that no waiting period for the entry of that data
(c) Compile and maintain a data repository relating to
senior citizen victimizers in order to gather information
regarding the various modus operandi used to victimize senior
citizens, groups that tend to routinely target senior
citizens, areas of the State that senior citizen victimizers
tend to frequent, and the type of persons senior citizen
victimizers routinely target;
(d) Develop and improve techniques used by law
enforcement agencies and prosecutors in the investigation,
apprehension, and prosecution of senior citizen victimizers;
(e) Locate all law enforcement agencies that could, in
the opinion of the Director, benefit from access to the
Statewide Senior Citizen Victimizer Database, and notify them
of its existence; and
(f) Cooperate with all law enforcement agencies wishing
to gain access to the Statewide Senior Citizen Victimizer
Database system, and to facilitate their entry into the
system and to their continued maintenance of access to it.
Section 15. Duties of local law enforcement agencies.
Local law enforcement agencies that are members of the
Statewide Senior Citizen Victimizer Database system may:
(a) After arresting any person whom they believe to be a
senior citizen victimizer, create or update that person's
electronic file within the Statewide Senior Citizen
Victimizer Database system; and
(b) Notify the prosecutor of an accused of that accused
person's history of perpetrating crimes against senior
Passed in the General Assembly May 08, 2001.
Approved August 03, 2001.
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