102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
20 ILCS 2605/2605-40
was 20 ILCS 2605/55a-4
Amends the Department of State Police Law of the
Code of Illinois. Provides that the amendatory Act shall constitute an
irrevocable continuing appropriation of all amounts necessary for the
implementation the Department of State Police's Division of Forensic
Services and the irrevocable and continuing authority for the Department
and the State Treasurer to make the necessary transfers for that purpose.
Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the PROTECT (Process
Rape Or Trauma Evidence Completely and Timely) Act. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
References to Act; purpose.
This Act may be
referred to as the
PROTECT (Process Rape Or Trauma Evidence
Completely and Timely) Act, as the purpose of this Act is to
ensure funding to process rape or trauma evidence completely
and timely for use in criminal matters.
The Department of State Police Law of the
Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing Section
2605-40 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2605/2605-40)
(was 20 ILCS 2605/55a-4)
Division of Forensic Services.
Forensic Services shall exercise the following functions:
(2) Exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested by
law in the Department by Section 2605-300 of this Law.
(3) Provide assistance to local law enforcement
through training, management, and consultant
(5) Exercise other duties that may be assigned by the
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order to fulfill the responsibilities and
achieve the purposes of the
(6) Establish and operate a forensic science
including a forensic toxicological
laboratory service, for the purpose of
submitted by coroners and other law enforcement officers
in their efforts to determine whether alcohol, drugs, or
poisonous or other
toxic substances have been involved in
deaths, accidents, or illness.
laboratories shall be established in Springfield,
and elsewhere in the State as needed.
(6.5) Establish administrative rules in order to set
forth standardized requirements for the disclosure of
toxicology results and other relevant documents related to
a toxicological analysis. These administrative rules are
to be adopted to produce uniform and sufficient
information to allow a proper, well-informed determination
of the admissibility of toxicology evidence and to ensure
that this evidence is presented competently. These
administrative rules are designed to provide a minimum
standard for compliance of toxicology evidence and is not
intended to limit the production and discovery of material
information. These administrative rules shall be submitted
by the Department of State Police into the rulemaking
process under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act on
or before June 30, 2017.
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(7) Subject to specific appropriations made for these
and coordinate a system for providing
accurate and expedited
forensic science and other
investigative and laboratory services to local law
enforcement agencies and local State's Attorneys in aid of
and trial of capital cases.
(8) This amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly
shall constitute an irrevocable continuing appropriation
of all amounts necessary for the implementation of the
provisions of this Section and the irrevocable and
continuing authority for the Department and the State
Treasurer to make the necessary transfers for that
(Source: P.A. 101-378, eff. 1-1-20
This Act takes effect upon