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Full Text of HB2708  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Missing Persons Identification Act is
5amended by changing Sections 5 and 10 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 722/5)
7    Sec. 5. Missing person reports.
8    (a) Report acceptance. All law enforcement agencies shall
9accept without delay any report of a missing person. Acceptance
10of a missing person report filed in person may not be refused
11on any ground. No law enforcement agency may refuse to accept a
12missing person report:
13        (1) on the basis that the missing person is an adult;
14        (2) on the basis that the circumstances do not indicate
15    foul play;
16        (3) on the basis that the person has been missing for a
17    short period of time;
18        (4) on the basis that the person has been missing a
19    long period of time;
20        (5) on the basis that there is no indication that the
21    missing person was in the jurisdiction served by the law
22    enforcement agency at the time of the disappearance;
23        (6) on the basis that the circumstances suggest that



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1    the disappearance may be voluntary;
2        (7) on the basis that the reporting individual does not
3    have personal knowledge of the facts;
4        (8) on the basis that the reporting individual cannot
5    provide all of the information requested by the law
6    enforcement agency;
7        (9) on the basis that the reporting individual lacks a
8    familial or other relationship with the missing person;
9        (9-5) on the basis of the missing person's mental state
10    or medical condition; or
11        (10) for any other reason.
12    (b) Manner of reporting. All law enforcement agencies shall
13accept missing person reports in person. Law enforcement
14agencies are encouraged to accept reports by phone or by
15electronic or other media to the extent that such reporting is
16consistent with law enforcement policies or practices.
17    (c) Contents of report. In accepting a report of a missing
18person, the law enforcement agency shall attempt to gather
19relevant information relating to the disappearance. The law
20enforcement agency shall attempt to gather at the time of the
21report information that shall include, but shall not be limited
22to, the following:
23        (1) the name of the missing person, including
24    alternative names used;
25        (2) the missing person's date of birth;
26        (3) the missing person's identifying marks, such as



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1    birthmarks, moles, tattoos, and scars;
2        (4) the missing person's height and weight;
3        (5) the missing person's gender;
4        (6) the missing person's race;
5        (7) the missing person's current hair color and true or
6    natural hair color;
7        (8) the missing person's eye color;
8        (9) the missing person's prosthetics, surgical
9    implants, or cosmetic implants;
10        (10) the missing person's physical anomalies;
11        (11) the missing person's blood type, if known;
12        (12) the missing person's driver's license number, if
13    known;
14        (13) the missing person's social security number, if
15    known;
16        (14) a photograph of the missing person; recent
17    photographs are preferable and the agency is encouraged to
18    attempt to ascertain the approximate date the photograph
19    was taken;
20        (15) a description of the clothing the missing person
21    was believed to be wearing;
22        (16) a description of items that might be with the
23    missing person, such as jewelry, accessories, and shoes or
24    boots;
25        (17) information on the missing person's electronic
26    communications devices, such as cellular telephone numbers



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1    and e-mail addresses;
2        (18) the reasons why the reporting individual believes
3    that the person is missing;
4        (19) the name and location of the missing person's
5    school or employer, if known;
6        (20) the name and location of the missing person's
7    dentist or primary care physician or provider, or both, if
8    known;
9        (21) any circumstances that may indicate that the
10    disappearance was not voluntary;
11        (22) any circumstances that may indicate that the
12    missing person may be at risk of injury or death;
13        (23) a description of the possible means of
14    transportation of the missing person, including make,
15    model, color, license number, and Vehicle Identification
16    Number of a vehicle;
17        (24) any identifying information about a known or
18    possible abductor or person last seen with the missing
19    person, or both, including:
20            (A) name;
21            (B) a physical description;
22            (C) date of birth;
23            (D) identifying marks;
24            (E) the description of possible means of
25        transportation, including make, model, color, license
26        number, and Vehicle Identification Number of a



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1        vehicle;
2            (F) known associates;
3        (25) any other information that may aid in locating the
4    missing person; and
5        (26) the date of last contact.
6    (d) Notification and follow up action.
7        (1) Notification. The law enforcement agency shall
8    notify the person making the report, a family member, or
9    other person in a position to assist the law enforcement
10    agency in its efforts to locate the missing person of the
11    following:
12            (A) general information about the handling of the
13        missing person case or about intended efforts in the
14        case to the extent that the law enforcement agency
15        determines that disclosure would not adversely affect
16        its ability to locate or protect the missing person or
17        to apprehend or prosecute any person criminally
18        involved in the disappearance;
19            (B) that the person should promptly contact the law
20        enforcement agency if the missing person remains
21        missing in order to provide additional information and
22        materials that will aid in locating the missing person
23        such as the missing person's credit cards, debit cards,
24        banking information, and cellular telephone records;
25        and
26            (C) that any DNA samples provided for the missing



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1        person case are provided on a voluntary basis and will
2        be used solely to help locate or identify the missing
3        person and will not be used for any other purpose.
4        The law enforcement agency, upon acceptance of a
5    missing person report, shall inform the reporting citizen
6    of one of 2 resources, based upon the age of the missing
7    person. If the missing person is under 18 years of age,
8    contact information for the National Center for Missing and
9    Exploited Children shall be given. If the missing person is
10    age 18 or older, contact information for the National
11    Center for Missing Adults shall be given.
12        Agencies handling the remains of a missing person who
13    is deceased must notify the agency handling the missing
14    person's case. Documented efforts must be made to locate
15    family members of the deceased person to inform them of the
16    death and location of the remains of their family member.
17        The law enforcement agency is encouraged to make
18    available informational materials, through publications or
19    electronic or other media, that advise the public about how
20    the information or materials identified in this subsection
21    are used to help locate or identify missing persons.
22        (2) Follow up action. If the person identified in the
23    missing person report remains missing after 30 days, and
24    the additional information and materials specified below
25    have not been received, the law enforcement agency shall
26    attempt to obtain:



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1            (A) DNA samples from family members or from the
2        missing person along with any needed documentation, or
3        both, including any consent forms, required for the use
4        of State or federal DNA databases, including, but not
5        limited to, the Local DNA Index System (LDIS), State
6        DNA Index System (SDIS), and National DNA Index System
7        (NDIS), and National Missing and Unidentified Persons
8        System partner laboratories;
9            (B) an authorization to release dental or skeletal
10        x-rays of the missing person;
11            (C) any additional photographs of the missing
12        person that may aid the investigation or an
13        identification; the law enforcement agency is not
14        required to obtain written authorization before it
15        releases publicly any photograph that would aid in the
16        investigation or identification of the missing person;
17            (D) dental information and x-rays; and
18            (E) fingerprints.
19        (3) All DNA samples obtained in missing person cases
20    shall be immediately forwarded to the Department of State
21    Police for analysis and to a National Missing and
22    Unidentified Persons System partner laboratory within 30
23    days. The Department of State Police shall establish
24    procedures for determining how to prioritize analysis of
25    the samples relating to missing person cases. All DNA
26    samples obtained in missing person cases from family



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1    members of the missing person shall not be retained after
2    the location or identification of the remains of the
3    missing person unless there is a search warrant signed by a
4    court of competent jurisdiction.
5        (4) This subsection shall not be interpreted to
6    preclude a law enforcement agency from attempting to obtain
7    the materials identified in this subsection before the
8    expiration of the 30-day period.
9(Source: P.A. 99-244, eff. 1-1-16; 99-581, eff. 1-1-17.)
10    (50 ILCS 722/10)
11    Sec. 10. Law enforcement analysis and reporting of missing
12person information.
13    (a) Prompt determination of high-risk missing person.
14        (1) Definition. "High-risk missing person" means a
15    person whose whereabouts are not currently known and whose
16    circumstances indicate that the person may be at risk of
17    injury or death. The circumstances that indicate that a
18    person is a high-risk missing person include, but are not
19    limited to, any of the following:
20            (A) the person is missing as a result of a stranger
21        abduction;
22            (B) the person is missing under suspicious
23        circumstances;
24            (C) the person is missing under unknown
25        circumstances;



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1            (D) the person is missing under known dangerous
2        circumstances;
3            (E) the person is missing more than 30 days;
4            (F) the person has already been designated as a
5        high-risk missing person by another law enforcement
6        agency;
7            (G) there is evidence that the person is at risk
8        because:
9                (i) the person is in need of medical attention,
10            including but not limited to persons with
11            dementia-like symptoms, or prescription
12            medication;
13                (ii) the person does not have a pattern of
14            running away or disappearing;
15                (iii) the person may have been abducted by a
16            non-custodial parent;
17                (iv) the person is mentally impaired,
18            including, but not limited to, a person having a
19            developmental disability, as defined in Section
20            1-106 of the Mental Health and Developmental
21            Disabilities Code, or a person having an
22            intellectual disability, as defined in Section
23            1-116 of the Mental Health and Developmental
24            Disabilities Code;
25                (v) the person is under the age of 21;
26                (vi) the person has been the subject of past



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1            threats or acts of violence;
2                (vii) the person has eloped from a nursing
3            home;
4            (G-5) the person is a veteran or active duty member
5        of the United States Armed Forces, the National Guard,
6        or any reserve component of the United States Armed
7        Forces who is believed to have a physical or mental
8        health condition that is related to his or her service;
9        or
10            (H) any other factor that may, in the judgment of
11        the law enforcement official, indicate that the
12        missing person may be at risk.
13        (2) Law enforcement risk assessment.
14            (A) Upon initial receipt of a missing person
15        report, the law enforcement agency shall immediately
16        determine whether there is a basis to determine that
17        the missing person is a high-risk missing person.
18            (B) If a law enforcement agency has previously
19        determined that a missing person is not a high-risk
20        missing person, but obtains new information, it shall
21        immediately determine whether the information
22        indicates that the missing person is a high-risk
23        missing person.
24            (C) Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to
25        establish written protocols for the handling of
26        missing person cases to accomplish the purposes of this



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1        Act.
2        (3) Law enforcement agency reports.
3            (A) The responding local law enforcement agency
4        shall immediately enter all collected information
5        relating to the missing person case in the Law
6        Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) and the
7        National Crime Information Center (NCIC) databases. A
8        packet submission of all relevant reports and DNA
9        samples shall be sent to the National Missing and
10        Unidentified Persons System within 30 days for any
11        high-risk missing person cases. The information shall
12        be provided in accordance with applicable guidelines
13        relating to the databases. The information shall be
14        entered as follows:
15                (i) All appropriate DNA profiles, as
16            determined by the Department of State Police,
17            shall be uploaded into the missing person
18            databases of the State DNA Index System (SDIS) and
19            National DNA Index System (NDIS) after completion
20            of the DNA analysis and other procedures required
21            for database entry. The responding local law
22            enforcement agency shall submit any DNA samples
23            voluntarily obtained from family members to a
24            National Missing and Unidentified Persons System
25            partner laboratory for DNA analysis within 30
26            days. A notation of DNA submission shall be made



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1            within the National Missing and Unidentified
2            Persons System Unidentified Person record.
3                (ii) Information relevant to the Federal
4            Bureau of Investigation's Violent Criminal
5            Apprehension Program shall be entered as soon as
6            possible.
7                (iii) The Department of State Police shall
8            ensure that persons entering data relating to
9            medical or dental records in State or federal
10            databases are specifically trained to understand
11            and correctly enter the information sought by
12            these databases. The Department of State Police
13            shall either use a person with specific expertise
14            in medical or dental records for this purpose or
15            consult with a chief medical examiner, forensic
16            anthropologist, or odontologist to ensure the
17            accuracy and completeness of information entered
18            into the State and federal databases.
19            (B) The Department of State Police shall
20        immediately notify all law enforcement agencies within
21        this State and the surrounding region of the
22        information that will aid in the prompt location and
23        safe return of the high-risk missing person.
24            (C) The local law enforcement agencies that
25        receive the notification from the Department of State
26        Police shall notify officers to be on the lookout for



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1        the missing person or a suspected abductor.
2            (D) Pursuant to any applicable State criteria,
3        local law enforcement agencies shall also provide for
4        the prompt use of an Amber Alert in cases involving
5        abducted children; or use of the Endangered Missing
6        Person Advisory in appropriate high risk cases.
7(Source: P.A. 100-631, eff. 1-1-19; 100-662, eff. 1-1-19;
8100-835, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-18.)
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.