Bill Status of HB3924 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: DEATHS IN CUSTODY
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Reporting of Deaths in Custody Act. Provides that, if a person dies while in the custody of a law enforcement agency or a peace officer, the law enforcement agency shall report the death to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority no later than 30 days after the date of death. Provides that the report shall be a public record under the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that the Authority shall issue an annual report tabulating and evaluating trends and information on deaths in custody. Provides that the family, next of kin, or other person nominated by the decedent as an emergency contact shall be notified, giving an accurate factual account of the cause of death and circumstances surrounding the death. Amends the Illinois Identification Card Act. Provides that the Secretary of State shall annually report the number of permanent Illinois Identification Cards issued by the Secretary of State to persons presenting verification forms issued by the Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Corrections; the report shall include data from the previous calendar year and shall reflect any increases or decreases; the Secretary of State shall publish the report on the Secretary's website. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the report of a death of a person to the Authority that occurs while the person is in a county juvenile detention or shelter care facility shall be transmitted to the Department of Juvenile Justice; the report of a death of a person that occurs while the person is in a jail or house of correction shall be transmitted to the Department of Corrections. Makes other changes.