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(725 ILCS 202/20)
Inventory of evidence.
(a) By October 15, 2010, each Illinois law enforcement agency shall provide written notice to the Department of State Police, in a form and manner prescribed by the Department, stating the number of sexual assault cases in the custody of the law enforcement agency that have not been previously submitted to a laboratory for analysis. Within 180 days after the effective date of this Act, appropriate arrangements shall be made between the law enforcement agency and the Department of State Police, or a laboratory approved and designated by the Director of State Police, to ensure that all cases that were collected prior to the effective date of this Act and are, or were at the time of collection, the subject of a criminal investigation, are submitted to the Department of State Police, or a laboratory approved and designated by the Director of State Police.
(b) By February 15, 2011, the Department of State Police shall submit to the Governor, the Attorney General, and both houses of the General Assembly a plan for analyzing cases submitted pursuant to this Section. The plan shall include but not be limited to a timeline for completion of analysis and a summary of the inventory received, as well as requests for funding and resources necessary to meet the established timeline. Should the Department determine it is necessary to outsource the forensic testing of the cases submitted in accordance with this Section, all such cases will be exempt from the provisions of subsection (n) of Section 5-4-3 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(c) Beginning June 1, 2016 or on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, whichever is later, each law enforcement agency must conduct an annual inventory of all sexual assault cases in the custody of the law enforcement agency and provide written notice of its annual findings to the State's Attorney's Office having jurisdiction to ensure sexual assault cases are being submitted as provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 99-617, eff. 7-22-16.)