Bill Text: IL HB0528 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall create and operate a statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system. Provides that the statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system shall: (1) track the location and status of sexual assault evidence kits throughout the criminal justice process, including the initial collection in examinations performed at medical facilities, receipt at local law enforcement agencies, and receipt and analysis at forensic laboratories; (2) allow medical facilities performing sexual assault forensic examinations, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, State and local crime laboratories, and other entities who have physical custody of sexual assault evidence kits to update and track the status and location of sexual assault evidence kits; (3) allow victims of sexual assault to anonymously track and receive updates regarding the status of their sexual assault evidence kit; and (4) use technology to allow continuous access for appropriate personnel. Provides that the Department may phase in initial participation in the statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system by region, volume, or other appropriate classification. Provides that all entities who have custody of sexual assault evidence kits shall fully participate in the system by no later than July 1, 2019. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-26 - Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017 [HB0528 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0528-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act is
5amended by changing Section 5 and by adding Section 43 as
6follows:
7 (725 ILCS 202/5)
8 Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
9 "Commission" means the Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking
10and Reporting Commission.
11 "Department" means the Department of State Police or
12Illinois State Police.
13 "Law enforcement agencies" means local, county, State or
14federal law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation
15of sexual assault cases in Illinois.
16 "Sexual assault evidence" means evidence collected in
17connection with a sexual assault investigation, including, but
18not limited to, evidence collected using the State Police
19Evidence Collection Kits.
20(Source: P.A. 96-1011, eff. 9-1-10.)
21 (725 ILCS 202/43 new)
22 Sec. 43. Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting

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1Commission.
2 (a) The Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting
3Commission is created to research and develop a plan to create
4and implement a statewide mechanism to track and report sexual
5assault evidence information. The Commission shall consist of
6the following members:
7 (1) one member of the House of Representatives,
8 appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
9 (2) one member of the House of Representatives,
10 appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
11 Representatives;
12 (3) one member of the Senate, appointed by the
13 President of the Senate;
14 (4) one member of the Senate, appointed by the Minority
15 Leader of the Senate;
16 (5) the Attorney General, or his or her designee;
17 (6) the Director of State Police, or his or her
18 designee;
19 (7) the Superintendent of the Chicago Police
20 Department, or his or her designee;
21 (8) the Director of a statewide organization
22 representing sheriffs of this State;
23 (9) the Director of a statewide organization
24 representing chiefs of police of this State;
25 (10) a representative of a statewide organization
26 against sexual assault, appointed by the Speaker of the

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1 House of Representatives;
2 (11) a representative of the Illinois State's
3 Attorneys Association, appointed by the Minority Leader of
4 the House of Representatives;
5 (12) a representative of a statewide organization
6 representing hospitals of this State appointed by the
7 Senate President; and
8 (13) a representative of Illinois Sexual Assault Nurse
9 Examiners appointed by the Senate Minority Leader.
10 (b) The members appointed to the Commission under
11subsection (a) of this Section shall be appointed within 60
12days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
13100th General Assembly.
14 (c) The first meeting of the Commission shall be called by
15the Director of the Department, or his or her designee, no
16later than 30 days after all the members of the Commission have
17been appointed. At the first meeting, the Commission shall
18elect from its members a chairperson and other officers as it
19considers necessary or appropriate.
20 (d) The members of the Commission shall serve without
21compensation.
22 (e) The Department shall provide administrative and other
23support to the Commission.
24 (f) The Commission shall within one year of its initial
25meeting:
26 (1) research options to create a tracking system and

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1 develop guidelines and a plan to implement a uniform
2 statewide system to track the location, lab submission
3 status, completion of forensic testing, and storage of
4 sexual assault evidence;
5 (2) develop guidelines and a plan to implement a system
6 with secure electronic access that allows a victim, or his
7 or her designee, to access or receive information about the
8 location, lab submission status, and storage of sexual
9 assault evidence that was gathered from him or her,
10 provided that the disclosure does not impede or compromise
11 an ongoing investigation;
12 (3) develop guidelines and a plan to safeguard
13 confidentiality and limited disclosure of the information
14 contained in the statewide system;
15 (4) recommend sources of public and private funding to
16 implement the plans developed under this subsection (f);
17 (5) recommend changes to law or policy required to
18 support the implementation of the plans developed under
19 this subsection (f); and
20 (6) report its findings and recommendations to submit
21 any and all proposed legislation to the Governor and
22 General Assembly.
23 (g) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2019.
24 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25becoming law.
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