91st General Assembly
Summary of HB4593
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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      
   4 felony.                                                                   
          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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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