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Full Text of SB1047  99th General Assembly


Sen. Pamela J. Althoff

Filed: 5/17/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1047 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act is amended
5by changing Section 17 as follows:
6    (210 ILCS 150/17)
7    Sec. 17. Pharmaceutical disposal. Notwithstanding any
8provision of law, any city, village, or municipality may
9authorize the use of its city hall or police department to
10display a container suitable for use as a receptacle for used,
11expired, or unwanted pharmaceuticals. These used, expired, or
12unwanted pharmaceuticals may include unused medication and
13prescription drugs, as well as controlled substances if
14collected in accordance with federal law. This receptacle shall
15only permit the deposit of items, and the contents shall be
16locked and secured. The container shall be accessible to the



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1public and shall have posted clearly legible signage indicating
2that expired or unwanted prescription drugs may be disposed of
3in the receptacle. Pharmaceuticals disposed of under this Act
4may be destroyed in a drug destruction device in accordance
5with Section 22.58 of the Environmental Protection Act.
6(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15.)
7    Section 10. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
8changing Section 22.58 as follows:
9    (415 ILCS 5/22.58)
10    Sec. 22.58. Drug destruction by law enforcement agency.
11    (a) For purposes of this Section:
12    "Drug destruction device" means a device that is (i)
13designed by its manufacturer to destroy drug evidence and
14render it non-retrievable and (ii) used exclusively for that
16    "Drug evidence" means any illegal drug collected as
17evidence by a law enforcement agency or any used, expired, or
18unwanted pharmaceuticals collected under the Safe
19Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. "Drug evidence" does not include
20hazardous waste.
21    "Illegal drug" means any one or more of the following when
22obtained without a prescription or otherwise in violation of
23the law:
24        (1) any substance as defined and included in the



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1    Schedules of Article II of the Illinois Controlled
2    Substances Act;
3        (2) any cannabis as defined in Section 3 of the
4    Cannabis Control Act; or
5        (3) any drug as defined in paragraph (b) of Section 3
6    of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
7    "Law enforcement agency" means an agency of this State or
8unit of local government that is vested by law or ordinance
9with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal
10laws or ordinances.
11    "Non-retrievable" means the condition or state following a
12process that permanently alters the illegal drug's physical or
13chemical condition or state through irreversible means and
14thereby renders the illegal drug unavailable and unusable for
15all practical purposes.
16    (b) To the extent allowed under federal law, drug evidence
17that is placed into a drug destruction device by a law
18enforcement agency at the location where the evidence is stored
19by the agency and that is destroyed under the supervision of
20the agency in accordance with the specifications of the device
21manufacturer shall not be considered discarded or a waste under
22this Act until it is rendered non-retrievable.
23(Source: P.A. 99-60, eff. 7-16-15.)
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.".