FORENSIC SCIENCE OVERSIGHT COM
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Illinois Independent Forensic Science Act.
Establishes the Illinois Independent Forensic Science Oversight
Commission. Provides that this Commission shall adopt accreditation
standards for all forensic laboratories; establish qualification
standards and a code of ethics for all examiners, analysts, and
scientists employed by any forensic laboratory; establish blind basis
protocols for the examination of evidence; conduct initial and routine
inspections of all forensic science laboratories; and conduct internal
and external proficiency testing of personnel. Provides that
accreditation of a forensic laboratory shall be revoked for making a
misrepresentation to obtain accreditation; failing to disclose that a
report contains work done at another laboratory; a pattern of
excessive errors in performance of examination procedures; or failing
to file a required report.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Creates the Illinois Forensic Science Oversight Commission within
the Office of the Governor. Makes changes to the membership of the
Commission. Deletes reference to the appointment of an Executive
Director of the Commission and employment of staff.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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