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 Bill Status of HB3741  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CRIM PRO-EVIDENTIARY SAMPLES

House Sponsors
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/33-5
725 ILCS 5/116-4


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that notwithstanding any provision of the Code to the contrary, forensic testing that would result in the complete consumption of an evidentiary sample shall be permitted if the forensic testing utilizes methods sufficiently established in the particular field that have gained general acceptance and the forensic testing was not conducted in bad faith. Provides that prior to conducting forensic testing that would result in the complete consumption of an evidentiary sample, a forensic scientist must take all reasonable measures to preserve a portion of the evidentiary sample for subsequent forensic testing, unless in the course of the requested forensic testing, the forensic scientist has determined that complete consumption of an evidentiary sample is required to pursue a meaningful analytical result. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for a law enforcement agency or an agent acting on behalf of the law enforcement agency to intentionally fail to comply with the provision. Provides that a violation is a Class 4 felony.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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