State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced , by Rep. Esther Golar


20 ILCS 2605/2605-375   was 20 ILCS 2605/55a in part

    Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning missing persons.

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1     AN ACT concerning missing persons.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Department of State Police Law of the Civil
5 Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing Section
6 2605-375 as follows:
7     (20 ILCS 2605/2605-375)  (was 20 ILCS 2605/55a in part)
8     Sec. 2605-375. Missing persons; Law Enforcement Agencies
9 Data System (LEADS).
10     (a) To establish and and maintain a statewide Law
11 Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) for the purpose of
12 providing electronic access by authorized entities to criminal
13 justice data repositories and effecting an immediate law
14 enforcement response to reports of missing persons, including
15 lost, missing or runaway minors and missing endangered seniors.
16 The Department shall implement an automatic data exchange
17 system to compile, to maintain, and to make available to other
18 law enforcement agencies for immediate dissemination data that
19 can assist appropriate agencies in recovering missing persons
20 and provide access by authorized entities to various data
21 repositories available through LEADS for criminal justice and
22 related purposes. To assist the Department in this effort,
23 funds may be appropriated from the LEADS Maintenance Fund.



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1     (b) In exercising its duties under this Section, the
2 Department shall provide a uniform reporting format (LEADS) for
3 the entry of pertinent information regarding the report of a
4 missing person into LEADS. The report must include all of the
5 following:
6         (1) Relevant information obtained from the
7     notification concerning the missing person, including all
8     of the following:
9             (A) a physical description of the missing person;
10             (B) the date, time, and place that the missing
11         person was last seen; and
12             (C) the missing person's address.
13         (2) Information gathered by a preliminary
14     investigation, if one was made.
15         (3) A statement by the law enforcement officer in
16     charge stating the officer's assessment of the case based
17     on the evidence and information received.
18     (b-5) The Department of State Police shall:
19         (1) Develop and implement a policy whereby a statewide
20     or regional alert would be used in situations relating to
21     the disappearances of individuals, based on criteria and in
22     a format established by the Department. Such a format shall
23     include, but not be limited to, the age of the missing
24     person and the suspected circumstance of the
25     disappearance.
26         (2) Notify all law enforcement agencies that reports of



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1     missing persons shall be entered as soon as the minimum
2     level of data specified by the Department is available to
3     the reporting agency and that no waiting period for the
4     entry of the data exists.
5         (3) Compile and retain information regarding lost,
6     abducted, missing, or runaway minors in a separate data
7     file, in a manner that allows that information to be used
8     by law enforcement and other agencies deemed appropriate by
9     the Director, for investigative purposes. The information
10     shall include the disposition of all reported lost,
11     abducted, missing, or runaway minor cases.
12         (4) Compile and maintain an historic data repository
13     relating to lost, abducted, missing, or runaway minors and
14     other missing persons, including, but not limited to,
15     missing endangered seniors, in order to develop and improve
16     techniques utilized by law enforcement agencies when
17     responding to reports of missing persons.
18         (5) Create a quality control program regarding
19     confirmation of missing person data, timeliness of entries
20     of missing person reports into LEADS, and performance
21     audits of all entering agencies.
22     (c) The Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board
23 shall conduct a training program for law enforcement personnel
24 of local governmental agencies in the Missing Persons
25 Identification Act.
26     (d) The Department of State Police shall perform the duties



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1 prescribed in the Missing Persons Identification Act, subject
2 to appropriation.
3 (Source: P.A. 94-145, eff. 1-1-06; 95-192, eff. 8-16-07.)