Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Privacy of Child Victims of Criminal Sexual Offenses Act. Provides that law enforcement agency records and all circuit court records relating to any investigation or proceeding pertaining to a criminal sexual offense shall be restricted to exclude the identity of a child victim, and shall not be restricted to exclude the identity of any child who is a victim of such criminal sexual offense or alleged criminal sexual offense only if a court order is issued authorizing the disclosure of a particular case or particular cases records maintained by any circuit court clerk.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as introduced, with the following change: Clarifies language related to restricting the identity of child victims of criminal sexual offenses or alleged criminal sexual offenses by providing that such identity shall be restricted unless a court order is issued authorizing the removal of such restriction of a particular case record or particular records of cases maintained by any circuit court clerk.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Further amends the Privacy of Child Victims of Criminal Sexual Offenses Act. Provides that an advocate and victim's attorney may be exempt from a requirement to exclude a victim's identity in certain records (in addition to the exemptions provided in current law). Provides that the copy of the criminal history record information to be provided under a specified provision shall exclude the identity of the child victim. Provides that, in a provision concerning criminal sexual offense and school districts, a superintendent shall be restricted from revealing the identity of the victim. Provides that nothing in this Article precludes or may be used to preclude a mandated reporter from reporting child abuse or child neglect as required under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that the Attorney General and Assistant Attorneys General may be exempt from a requirement to exclude a victim's identity in certain records.