Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Filed: 3/29/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5572 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act
5is amended by adding Section 15 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 3930/15 new)
7    Sec. 15. Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Registration Task
9    (a) The General Assembly acknowledges that numerous
10criminal offenses that are categorized as sex offenses are
11serious crimes that affect some of the most vulnerable victims.
12        (1) The Sex Offender Database was created as a
13    statewide database for the purpose of making information
14    regarding sex offenders publicly available so that victims
15    may be aware of released offenders and law enforcement may
16    have a tool to identify potential perpetrators of current



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1    offenses. In addition to the Registry, sex offenders may be
2    subject to specific conditions and prohibitions for a
3    period after the person's release from imprisonment that
4    restricts where the person may reside, travel, and work.
5        (2) The General Assembly recognizes that the current
6    Sex Offender Database and sex offender restrictions do not
7    assess or differentiate based upon the specific risks of
8    each offender, potential threat to public safety, or an
9    offender's likelihood of reoffending.
10        (3) The General Assembly believes that a Task Force
11    should be created to ensure that law enforcement and
12    communities are able to identify high-risk sex offenders
13    and focus on monitoring those offenders to protect victims,
14    improve public safety, and maintain the seriousness of each
15    offense.
16    (b) The Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Registration Task
17Force is hereby created.
18        (1) The Task Force shall examine current offenses that
19    require offenders to register as sex offenders, the
20    conditions and restrictions for registered sex offenders,
21    and the registration process.
22        (2) The Task Force shall hold public hearings at the
23    call of the co-chairpersons to receive testimony from the
24    public and make recommendations to the General Assembly
25    regarding legislative changes to more effectively classify
26    sex offenders based on their level of risk of re-offending,



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1    better direct resources to monitor the most violent and
2    high risk offenders, and to ensure public safety.
3        (3) The Task Force shall be an independent Task Force
4    under the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
5    for administrative purposes, and shall consist of the
6    following members:
7            (A) the Director of Corrections, or his or her
8        designee;
9            (B) 2 members of the House of Representatives
10        appointed by the Speaker of the House of
11        Representatives, one of whom shall serve as
12        co-chairperson;
13            (C) 2 members of the Senate appointed by the
14        President of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as a
15        co-chairperson;
16            (D) a member of the Senate appointed by the
17        Minority Leader of the Senate;
18            (E) a member of the House of Representatives
19        appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
20        Representatives;
21            (F) the Director of State Police, or his or her
22        designee;
23            (G) the Superintendent of the Chicago Police
24        Department, or his or her designee;
25            (H) the Chairperson of the Juvenile Justice
26        Commission, or his or her designee;



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1            (I) a representative of a statewide organization
2        against sexual assault, appointed by the Executive
3        Director of the Authority;
4            (J) a representative of a statewide organization
5        representing probation and court services agencies in
6        this State, appointed by the Executive Director of the
7        Authority;
8            (K) a representative of a statewide organization
9        representing Illinois sheriffs, appointed by the
10        Executive Director of the Authority;
11            (L) a representative of a statewide organization
12        representing Illinois police chiefs, appointed by the
13        Executive Director of the Authority;
14            (M) 2 State's Attorneys to be appointed by the
15        members of the Task Force; and
16            (N) 2 sex offender treatment providers, appointed
17        by the Executive Director of the Authority.
18    (c) The Task Force shall submit a written report of its
19findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or
20before January 1, 2018.
21    (d) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2019.".