Comments: IL SB1578 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall establish and maintain on its official website a searchable public database that includes specified information about property seized and forfeited under State law and under any agreement with the federal government. Provides that every law enforcement agency that seizes property subject to reporting under the Act shall report the specified information required under the Act on a monthly basis. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority may recoup its costs under the Act by charging a fee to law enforcement agencies required to file a report. Provides that the Act applies to provisions of law that authorizes a law enforcement agency to seize property alleged to have been used in or derived from the commission of a criminal offense. Creates the Asset Forfeiture Proceeds Disbursement Law. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall award grants under the procedures of the Act for the disbursement of monies collected in the Asset Forfeiture Proceeds Fund. Amends various Acts concerning criminal forfeiture to make conforming changes. Changes most forfeiture distributions from law enforcement agencies to the Asset Forfeiture Proceeds Fund. Makes changes to the procedures and distribution of contraband proceeds to various governmental units and agencies.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-28 - Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017 [SB1578 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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