Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits unlawful use of body armor when he or she knowingly purchases, owns, or possesses body armor, if that person has been convicted of a felony that is a crime of violence. Establishes exceptions. Provides that a violation is a Class 4 felony.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the affirmative defense applies to a confidential informant or witness with a conviction for a crime of violence when that person is engaged or reasonably believes that he or she is engaged by a law enforcement agency for a legitimate law enforcement purpose and is under the direct supervision and acting under the direct authorization of the chief of police of that law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer designated by the chief of police.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Juvenile Justice Mortality Review Team Act. Provides that each mortality review team shall consist of at least one member who is a representative of a bar association, law school, or legal academic organization.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Cook County Drug Analysis Field Test Pilot Program Act. Creates the Cook County Drug Analysis Field Test Pilot Program. Provides that within 30 days after the effective date of this Act, the Superintendent of Police for the City of Chicago shall create a pilot program that allows officers to use drug analysis field test devices for use in both Branch 38 and Branch 50 of the Circuit Court of Cook County to determine whether a recovered substance is illegal cannabis, cocaine, or heroin. Provides that the Superintendent shall provide field test training and inventory procedures consistent with this purpose. Provides that the Superintendent of Police for the City of Chicago shall notify the Director of the Cook County Department of Corrections each time a defendant is entered into custody subject to a drug analysis field test. Provides that the Superintendent, Cook County State's Attorney, and Director of the Cook County Department of Corrections shall tally the number of days each defendant remains in custody as part of the Pilot Program from arrest until preliminary examination and report this information to the Pilot Program Study Committee. Provides that the Pilot Program shall operate one year from the later of September 1, 2014 or 30 days after the effective date of the Act. Provides that the General Assembly may appropriate funds to the Chicago Police Department, to be used solely for the purchase of drug analysis field tests and to carry out obligations of the Cook County Drug Analysis Field Test Pilot Program, including, but not limited to, the preparation and submission of reports to the General Assembly. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2016. Effective immediately.