Comments: IL SB2185 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Redefines "detoxification" as the process of allowing an individual to safely withdraw or sober from a drug or alcohol in a controlled environment, including a treatment or law enforcement facility (rather than the process of allowing an individual to safely withdraw from a drug in a controlled environment). Provides that if an individual under the age of 21 is arrested while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the police officer on duty has a reasonable suspicion that the individual is still under the influence while at the police station, and there are signs that the individual is impaired, then the officer must make a reasonable attempt to contact a responsible adult who is willing to take custody of the intoxicated individual. Provides that if a responsible adult is not available or is unwilling to take custody of the individual, the individual shall be offered the opportunity to take a breathalyzer or chemical test to prove that he or she is sober; and that if the individual opts for one of the tests, the results of the test shall not be used in any criminal or civil prosecution against the individual. Exempts a police officer from civil or criminal liability for acting in good faith and without negligence in connection with certain actions, including the detention or discharge or the taking into protective custody of an individual under the Act. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as Conor's Law.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-26 - Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017 [SB2185 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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