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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 Section 5 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; or
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 both, if known;
8        (21) any circumstances that may indicate that the
9    disappearance was not voluntary;
10        (22) any circumstances that may indicate that the
11    missing person may be at risk of injury or death;
12        (23) a description of the possible means of
13    transportation of the missing person, including make,
14    model, color, license number, and Vehicle Identification
15    Number of a vehicle;
16        (24) any identifying information about a known or
17    possible abductor or person last seen with the missing
18    person, or both, including:
19            (A) name;
20            (B) a physical description;
21            (C) date of birth;
22            (D) identifying marks;
23            (E) the description of possible means of
24        transportation, including make, model, color, license
25        number, and Vehicle Identification Number of a
26        vehicle;



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



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



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1        missing person along with any needed documentation, or
2        both, including any consent forms, required for the use
3        of State or federal DNA databases, including, but not
4        limited to, the Local DNA Index System (LDIS), State
5        DNA Index System (SDIS), and National DNA Index System
6        (NDIS);
7            (B) an authorization to release dental or skeletal
8        x-rays of the missing person;
9            (C) any additional photographs of the missing
10        person that may aid the investigation or an
11        identification; the law enforcement agency is not
12        required to obtain written authorization before it
13        releases publicly any photograph that would aid in the
14        investigation or identification of the missing person;
15            (D) dental information and x-rays; and
16            (E) fingerprints.
17        (3) All DNA samples obtained in missing person cases
18    shall be immediately forwarded to the Department of State
19    Police for analysis. The Department of State Police shall
20    establish procedures for determining how to prioritize
21    analysis of the samples relating to missing person cases.
22        (4) This subsection shall not be interpreted to
23    preclude a law enforcement agency from attempting to obtain
24    the materials identified in this subsection before the
25    expiration of the 30-day period.
26(Source: P.A. 95-192, eff. 8-16-07.)