Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Anti-Crime Advisory Council Act to provide that the Council shall additionally advise and assist with the CPS Violence Prevention Hotline. Amends the School Code. Provides that in consultation with the Anti-Crime Advisory Council and the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Board of Education must establish a hotline for the purpose of receiving anonymous phone calls for information that may prevent violence. Requires that calls that are placed to the hotline must be answered by the Chicago Police Department. Requires that each call placed to the hotline must be recorded and investigated by the Chicago Police Department. Provides that the hotline shall be known as the "CPS Violence Prevention Hotline" and its number and anonymous nature must be posted in all Chicago Public Schools.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill. Deletes the amendatory changes to the Anti-Crime Advisory Council Act. In the amendatory changes to the School Code, deletes that the Chicago Board of Education must consult with the Anti-Crime Advisory Council in establishing the hotline. Provides that prior to receiving any information, notice must be provided to the caller that the call is being recorded for investigation by the Chicago Police Department. Provides that the notice may be provided by a pre-recorded message or otherwise. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Exempts from an eavesdropping violation, recording or listening with the aid of any device to incoming telephone calls of phone lines publicly listed or advertised as the "CPS Violence Prevention Hotline," but only where the notice of recording is given at the beginning of each call. Provides that the recordings may be retained only by the Chicago Police Department or other law enforcement authorities, and shall not be otherwise retained or disseminated. Amends the State Mandates Act. Exempts these provisions from the requirement for reimbursement by the State.