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 Bill Status of HB2893  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  BLUE ALERT SYSTEM

House Sponsors
Rep. Robert F. Martwick - Stephanie A. Kifowit - Maria Antonia Berrios - Cynthia Soto - Edward J. Acevedo, Luis Arroyo, Silvana Tabares, Daniel J. Burke, Ann Williams, Kelly M. Cassidy, Elizabeth Hernandez, John D'Amico, Emanuel Chris Welch, Frances Ann Hurley, Sam Yingling, Mike Smiddy, Sara Feigenholtz, Elaine Nekritz, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Camille Y. Lilly, Laura Fine, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Michelle Mussman, Christian L. Mitchell, Martin J. Moylan, Jay Hoffman, Fred Crespo, Lou Lang, Keith Farnham, Charles E. Jefferson, Robyn Gabel, Kathleen Willis, Jack D. Franks, Carol A. Sente, Linda Chapa LaVia and Arthur Turner

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John G. Mulroe )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/9/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0263

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Blue Alert System Act. Establishes a statewide alert system known as "Blue Alert" which shall be developed and implemented by the Director of State Police. Provides that the "Blue Alert" system may be activated when a suspect for a crime involving the death or serious injury of a peace officer has not been apprehended and law enforcement personnel have determined that the suspect may be a serious threat to the public and also when a peace officer becomes missing while in the line of duty under circumstances warranting concern for the peace officer's safety. Provides that the Director shall terminate any activation of the "Blue Alert" system with respect to a particular incident if: (1) the suspect or peace officer is located or the incident is otherwise resolved; or (2) the Director determines that the "Blue Alert" system is no longer an effective tool for locating the suspect or peace officer.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 2605/2605-595 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Crimes Against Police Officers Advisory within the Department of State Police. Provides that the purpose of the Crimes Against Police Officers Advisory is to provide a regional system for the rapid dissemination of information regarding a suspect who is suspected of committing or attempting to commit the following crimes against a peace officer: (1) first degree murder; (2) second degree murder; (3) involuntary manslaughter; (4) reckless homicide; or (5) concealment of homicidal death. Provides that law enforcement agencies participating in the advisory may request assistance when: (A) the agency believes that a suspect has not been apprehended; (B) the agency believes that the suspect may be a serious threat to the public; and (3) sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the suspect. Provides that the Department of State Police shall reserve the authority to determine if dissemination of the information will pose a significant risk to the public or jeopardize the investigation. Provides that the Department of State Police may partner with media and may request a media broadcast concerning details of the suspect in order to obtain the public's assistance in locating the suspect or vehicle used in the offense, or both.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/25/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  2/26/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/4/2013HouseAssigned to Public Safety: Police & Fire Committee
  3/14/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Safety: Police & Fire Committee; 018-002-000
  3/15/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/28/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Public Safety: Police & Fire Committee
  4/9/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Public Safety: Police & Fire Committee; 020-000-000
  4/10/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/10/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/10/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/11/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  4/12/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 16, 2013
  4/16/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/17/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/17/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2013SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/1/2013SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 007-000-000
  5/1/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2013
  5/14/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2013
  5/16/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 051-000-000
  5/16/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/14/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/9/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/9/2013HouseEffective Date January 1, 2014
  8/9/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0263

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