Public Act 098-0938
HB5899 EnrolledLRB098 18273 MRW 53406 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's
Act is amended by adding Section 4.12 as follows:
    (725 ILCS 210/4.12 new)
    Sec. 4.12. Best Practices Protocol Committee. The Board
shall establish a Best Practices Protocol Committee which shall
evaluate and recommend a Best Practices Protocol on specific
issues related to the investigation and prosecution of serious
criminal offenses. The Best Practices Committee shall review
the causes of wrongful convictions and make recommendations to
improve and enhance public safety, with due consideration for
the rights of the accused. The Best Practices Protocol
Committee shall:
        (1) Propose enhanced procedures relevant to the
    investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses.
        (2) Collaborate with law enforcement partners in the
    development of enhanced procedures.
        (3) Review public and private sector reports dealing
    with reduction of wrongful convictions.
        (4) Identify and assess innovations to the criminal
    justice system.
        (5) Examine scientific studies concerning new
        (6) Create training programs for prosecutors and
    police on the best practice protocols developed by the
    Committee in collaboration with law enforcement.
        (7) Review specific proposals submitted by the General
    Assembly by way of resolution and report back its findings
    and recommendations in a timely manner.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.