(730 ILCS 5/3-17-5)
Transitional housing; licensing.
(a) The Department of Corrections shall license transitional housing facilities for persons convicted of or placed on supervision for sex offenses as defined in the Sex Offender Management Board Act.
(b) A transitional housing facility must meet the following criteria to be licensed by the Department:
(1) The facility shall provide housing to a sex
offender who is in compliance with his or her parole, mandatory supervised release, probation, or supervision order for a period not to exceed 90 days, unless extended with approval from the Director or his or her designee. Notice of any extension approved shall be provided to the Prisoner Review Board.
(2) The Department of Corrections must approve a
treatment plan and counseling for each sex offender residing in the transitional housing.
(3) The transitional housing facility must provide
security 24 hours each day and 7 days each week as defined and approved by the Department.
(4) The facility must notify the police department,
public and private elementary and secondary schools, public libraries, and each residential home and apartment complex located within 500 feet of the transitional housing facility of its initial licensure as a transitional housing facility, and of its continuing operation as a transitional housing facility annually thereafter.
(5) Upon its initial licensure as a transitional
housing facility and during its licensure, each facility shall maintain at its main entrance a visible and conspicuous exterior sign identifying itself as, in letters at least 4 inches tall, a "Department of Corrections Licensed Transitional Housing Facility".
(6) Upon its initial licensure as a transitional
housing facility, each facility shall file in the office of the county clerk of the county in which such facility is located, a certificate setting forth the name under which the facility is, or is to be, operated, and the true or real full name or names of the person, persons or entity operating the same, with the address of the facility. The certificate shall be executed and duly acknowledged by the person or persons so operating or intending to operate the facility. Notice of the filing of the certificate shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published within the county in which the certificate is filed. The notice shall be published once a week for 3 consecutive weeks. The first publication shall be within 15 days after the certificate is filed in the office of the county clerk. Proof of publication shall be filed with the county clerk within 50 days from the date of filing the certificate. Upon receiving proof of publication, the clerk shall issue a receipt to the person filing the certificate, but no additional charge shall be assessed by the clerk for giving such receipt. Unless proof of publication is made to the clerk, the notification is void.
(7) Each licensed transitional housing facility shall
be identified on the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry website, including the address of the facility together with the maximum possible number of sex offenders that the facility could house.
(c) The Department of Corrections shall establish rules consistent with this Section establishing licensing procedures and criteria for transitional housing facilities for sex offenders, and may create criteria for, and issue licenses for, different levels of facilities to be licensed. The Department is authorized to set and charge a licensing fee for each application for a transitional housing license. The rules shall be adopted within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly. Facilities which on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly are currently housing and providing sex offender treatment to sex offenders may continue housing more than one sex offender on parole, mandatory supervised release, probation, or supervision for a period of 120 days after the adoption of licensure rules during which time the facility shall apply for a transitional housing license.
(d) The Department of Corrections shall maintain a file on each sex offender housed in a transitional housing facility. The file shall contain efforts of the Department in placing a sex offender in non-transitional housing, efforts of the Department to place the sex offender in a county from which he or she was convicted, the anticipated length of stay of each sex offender in the transitional housing facility, the number of sex offenders residing in the transitional housing facility, and the services to be provided the sex offender while he or she resides in the transitional housing facility.
(e) The Department of Corrections shall, on or before December 31 of each year, file a report with the General Assembly on the number of transitional housing facilities for sex offenders licensed by the Department, the addresses of each licensed facility, how many sex offenders are housed in each facility, and the particular sex offense that each resident of the transitional housing facility committed.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)