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 1        AN ACT in relation to firearms.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Department of State  Police  Law  of  the
 5    Civil  Administrative  Code  of Illinois is amended by adding
 6    Section 2605-555 as follows:

 7        (20 ILCS 2605/2605-555 new)
 8        Sec. 2605-555. Pilot program; Project Exile.
 9        (a)  The Department shall establish a Project Exile pilot
10    program to combat gun violence.
11        (b)  Through  the  pilot  program,  the  Department,   in
12    coordination  with  local  law  enforcement agencies, State's
13    Attorneys, and United States Attorneys, shall, to the  extent
14    possible,  encourage  the prosecution in federal court of all
15    persons who illegally use, attempt to use, or threaten to use
16    firearms against the person or property of another,  of   all
17    persons  who  use  or  possess a firearm in connection with a
18    violation  of  the  Cannabis  Control  Act  or  the  Illinois
19    Controlled  Substances  Act,  all  persons  who   have   been
20    convicted  of  a  felony  under the laws of this State or any
21    other jurisdiction who possess any  weapon  prohibited  under
22    Section  24-1  of the Criminal Code of 1961 or any firearm or
23    any firearm ammunition, and of all persons who use or possess
24    a firearm in connection with  a  violation  of  an  order  of
25    protection issued under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of
26    1986  or  Article  112A  of the Code of Criminal Procedure of
27    1963 or in connection with the offense of  domestic  battery.
28    The  program  shall  also  encourage  public  outreach by law
29    enforcement agencies.
30        (c)  There is created the Project Exile Fund,  a  special
31    fund  in  the  State  treasury.  Moneys  appropriated for the
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 1    purposes of Project Exile and moneys from any  other  private
 2    or  public  source,  including without limitation grants from
 3    the Department of Commerce and Community  Affairs,  shall  be
 4    deposited  into  the  Fund.   Moneys  in the Fund, subject to
 5    appropriation, may be used by the Department of State  Police
 6    to develop and administer the Project Exile pilot program.
 7        (d)  The  Department shall report to the General Assembly
 8    by March 1, 2003 regarding the implementation and effects  of
 9    the  Project  Exile pilot program and shall by that date make
10    recommendations to the General Assembly for  changes  in  the
11    program that the Department deems appropriate.
12        The  requirement  for  reporting  to the General Assembly
13    shall be satisfied by filing copies of the  report  with  the
14    Speaker,  the  Minority Leader, and the Clerk of the House of
15    Representatives, with the President, the Minority Leader, and
16    the  Secretary  of  the  Senate,  and  with  the  Legislative
17    Research Unit, as required by  Section  3.1  of  the  General
18    Assembly  Organization Act, and filing such additional copies
19    with the State Government Report Distribution Center for  the
20    General  Assembly  as  is  required  under  paragraph  (t) of
21    Section 7 of the State Library Act.

22        Section 10.  The State Finance Act is amended  by  adding
23    Section 5.546 as follows:

24        (30 ILCS 105/5.546 new)
25        Sec. 5.546.  The Project Exile Fund.

26        Section  99.  Effective  date. This Act takes effect upon
27    becoming law.

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