Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 relating to eavesdropping exemptions. Provides that it is an exemption from an eavesdropping violation with prior notification to and verbal approval of the State's Attorney or his or her designee of the county in which the conversation is anticipated to occur, to record or listen with the aid of an eavesdropping device to a conversation in which a law enforcement officer, or any person acting at the direction of a law enforcement officer, is a party to an undercover conversation and has consented to the conversation being intercepted or recorded in the course of an investigation of a felony violation of the Illinois Controlled Substance Act, a felony violation of the Cannabis Control Act, or a felony violation of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Provides that the use of eavesdropping cameras or audio devices intended to ensure the safety of the general public or any law enforcement officer in incidents involving hostages or barricaded subjects is exempt from an eavesdropping violation.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the Governor has any rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.