Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police may appoint investigators to collect and preserve physical evidence, forensic art, forensic mapping, photography, sketches of crime scenes, diagrams and animations of crash and crime scenes, and any other related duties imposed under law administered by the Illinois State Police. Provides that the Director of the Illinois State Police may authorize each investigator employed and any other employee of the Illinois State Police exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face that: (1) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the Illinois State Police; (2) indicates his or her position of crime scene investigator; and (3) contains a unique identifying number. Makes other changes.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Provides that this Act may be cited as the Illinois Forensic Science Commission Act. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Illinois Forensic Science Commission. Provides that the Commission shall provide guidance to ensure the efficient delivery of forensic services and the sound practice of forensic science. Provides for the membership, meetings, duties, and reporting of the Commission. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that upon disposition, withdrawal, or dismissal of any charge, the State's Attorney shall promptly notify the forensic laboratory or laboratories in possession of evidence, reports, or other materials or information related to that charge. Effective immediately.