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Public Act 099-0873


 

Public Act 0873 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0873
 
HB5572 EnrolledLRB099 18097 SLF 42462 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act is
amended by adding Section 15 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 3930/15 new)
    Sec. 15. Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Registration Task
Force.
    (a) The General Assembly acknowledges that numerous
criminal offenses that are categorized as sex offenses are
serious crimes that affect some of the most vulnerable victims.
        (1) The Sex Offender Database was created as a
    statewide database for the purpose of making information
    regarding sex offenders publicly available so that victims
    may be aware of released offenders and law enforcement may
    have a tool to identify potential perpetrators of current
    offenses. In addition to the Registry, sex offenders may be
    subject to specific conditions and prohibitions for a
    period after the person's release from imprisonment that
    restricts where the person may reside, travel, and work.
        (2) The General Assembly recognizes that the current
    Sex Offender Database and sex offender restrictions do not
    assess or differentiate based upon the specific risks of
    each offender, potential threat to public safety, or an
    offender's likelihood of re-offending.
        (3) The General Assembly believes that a Task Force
    should be created to ensure that law enforcement and
    communities are able to identify high-risk sex offenders
    and focus on monitoring those offenders to protect victims,
    improve public safety, and maintain the seriousness of each
    offense.
    (b) The Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Registration Task
Force is hereby created.
        (1) The Task Force shall examine current offenses that
    require offenders to register as sex offenders, the current
    data and research regarding evidence based practices, the
    conditions, restrictions, and outcomes for registered sex
    offenders, and the registration process.
        (2) The Task Force shall hold public hearings at the
    call of the co-chairpersons to receive testimony from the
    public and make recommendations to the General Assembly
    regarding legislative changes to more effectively classify
    sex offenders based on their level of risk of re-offending,
    better direct resources to monitor the most violent and
    high risk offenders, and to ensure public safety.
        (3) The Task Force shall be an independent Task Force
    under the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
    for administrative purposes, and shall consist of the
    following members:
            (A) the Executive Director of the Illinois
        Criminal Justice Information Authority;
            (B) the Director of Corrections, or his or her
        designee;
            (B-5) the Director of Juvenile Justice, or his or
        her designee;
            (C) 2 members of the House of Representatives
        appointed by the Speaker of the House of
        Representatives, one of whom shall serve as
        co-chairperson;
            (D) 2 members of the Senate appointed by the
        President of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as a
        co-chairperson;
            (E) a member of the Senate appointed by the
        Minority Leader of the Senate;
            (F) a member of the House of Representatives
        appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
        Representatives;
            (G) the Director of State Police, or his or her
        designee;
            (H) the Superintendent of the Chicago Police
        Department, or his or her designee;
            (I) the Chairperson of the Juvenile Justice
        Commission, or his or her designee;
            (J) a representative of a statewide organization
        against sexual assault, appointed by the Executive
        Director of the Authority;
            (K) 2 academics or researchers who have studied
        issues related to adult sex offending, appointed by the
        Executive Director of the Authority;
            (L) a representative of a legal organization that
        works with adult sex offenders who focus on the
        collateral consequences of conviction and
        registration, appointed by the Executive Director of
        the Authority;
            (M) a representative of a statewide organization
        representing probation and court services agencies in
        this State, appointed by the Executive Director of the
        Authority;
            (N) a representative of a statewide organization
        representing Illinois sheriffs, appointed by the
        Executive Director of the Authority;
            (O) a representative of a statewide organization
        representing Illinois police chiefs, appointed by the
        Executive Director of the Authority;
            (P) 2 State's Attorneys to be appointed by the
        Executive Director of the Authority;
            (Q) 2 treatment providers who specialize in adult
        treatment appointed by the Executive Director of the
        Authority;
            (R) a treatment provider who specializes in
        working with victims of sex offenses, appointed by the
        Executive Director of the Authority;
            (S) 2 representatives from community-based
        organizations that work with adults convicted of sex
        offenses on re-entry appointed by the Executive
        Director of the Authority;
            (T) a representative of a statewide organization
        that represents or coordinates services for victims of
        sex offenses, appointed by the Executive Director of
        the Authority;
            (U) a representative of a statewide organization
        that represents or is comprised of individuals
        convicted as adults of a sex offense who are currently
        on a registry, appointed by the Executive Director of
        the Authority;
            (V) a public defender to be appointed by the
        Executive Director of the Authority; and
            (W) an appellate defender to be appointed by the
        Executive Director of the Authority.
    (c) The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
may consult, contract, work in conjunction with, and obtain any
information from any individual, agency, association, or
research institution deemed appropriate by the Authority.
    (d) The Task Force shall submit a written report of its
findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or
before January 1, 2018.
    (e) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2019.

Effective Date: 1/1/2017