GILES-CURRIE-JONES,LOU-GASH, JOHNSON,TOM, MCKEON AND DAVIS,MONIQUE.
CRIM CD & PRO-EVIDENCE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 and the Code of Criminal
Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a homicide prosecution or in a
prosecution for certain sex offenses, law enforcement agencies and
State's Attorneys' Offices shall preserve subject to a continuous
chain of custody, any physical evidence secured in relation to a
trial and sufficient official documentation to locate that evidence.
Establishes the time period in which that evidence shall be retained.
Provides that the failure to preserve the chain of custody of the
evidence or to retain the evidence for the specified period is a Class
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
There will be minimal corrections population and fiscal impact.
CORRECTIONS NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
Same as DOC fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the mental state necessary for the commission of the new
offense relating to chain of custody from "knowingly" to
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0871
Last action date: 00-06-23
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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