92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB1769
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Short description: 
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.                                                  
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: Senate

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


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