Bill Text: IL SB0293 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Online Child Safety Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-03 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0697 [SB0293 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB0293-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0697
SB0293 EnrolledLRB100 04825 KTG 14835 b
AN ACT concerning children.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act is
amended by changing Section 7.7 as follows:
(325 ILCS 5/7.7) (from Ch. 23, par. 2057.7)
Sec. 7.7. There shall be a central register of all cases of
suspected child abuse or neglect reported and maintained by the
Department under this Act. Through the recording of initial,
preliminary, and final reports, the central register shall be
operated in such a manner as to enable the Department to: (1)
immediately identify and locate prior reports of child abuse or
neglect; (2) continuously monitor the current status of all
reports of child abuse or neglect being provided services under
this Act; and (3) regularly evaluate the effectiveness of
existing laws and programs through the development and analysis
of statistical and other information.
The Department shall maintain in the central register a
listing of unfounded reports where the subject of the unfounded
report requests that the record not be expunged because the
subject alleges an intentional false report was made. Such a
request must be made by the subject in writing to the
Department, within 10 days of the investigation. By January 1,
2014, the Department shall promulgate rules establishing
criteria and standards for labeling an unfounded report as an
intentional false report in the central register. The rules
shall permit the reporter to submit a statement regarding the
report unless the reporter has been convicted of knowingly
transmitting a false report to the Department under paragraph
(7) of subsection (a) of Section 26-1 of the Criminal Code of
2012.
The Department shall also maintain in the central register
a listing of unfounded reports where the report was classified
as a priority one or priority two report in accordance with the
Department's rules or the report was made by a person mandated
to report suspected abuse or neglect under this Act.
The Department shall maintain in the central register all
unfounded reports for a minimum of 5 years following the date
of the final finding.
The Department shall maintain in the central register for 3
years a listing of unfounded reports involving the death of a
child, the sexual abuse of a child, or serious physical injury
to a child as defined by the Department in rules.
If an individual is the subject of a subsequent
investigation that is pending, the Department shall maintain
all prior unfounded reports pertaining to that individual until
the pending investigation has been completed or for 5 years 12
months, whichever time period ends later.
The Department shall maintain all other unfounded reports
for 12 months following the date of the final finding.
For purposes of this Section "child abuse or neglect"
includes abuse or neglect of an adult resident as defined in
this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-1089, eff. 8-24-12;
98-453, eff. 8-16-13.)
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