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(15 ILCS 335/4D)
Issuance of confidential identification cards.
(a) Requirements for use of confidential identification cards. Confidential identification cards may be issued to local, state, and federal government agencies for bona fide law enforcement purposes. The identification cards may be issued in fictitious names and addresses, and may be used only in confidential, investigative, or undercover law enforcement operations. Confidential identification cards may be issued as REAL ID compliant or non-compliant identification cards.
(b) Application procedures for confidential identification cards:
(1) Applications by local, state, and federal
government agencies for confidential identification cards must be made to the Secretary of State Police Department on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State Police Department.
(2) The application form must include information,
as specific as possible without compromising investigations or techniques, setting forth the need for the identification cards and the uses to which the identification cards will be limited.
(3) The application form must be signed and verified
by the local, state, or federal government agency head or designee.
(4) Information maintained by the Secretary of State
Police Department for confidential identification cards must show the fictitious names and addresses on all records subject to public disclosure. All other information concerning these confidential identification cards are exempt from disclosure unless the disclosure is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(c) Cancellation procedures for confidential identification cards:
(1) The Secretary of State Police Department may
cancel or refuse to renew confidential identification cards when they have reasonable cause to believe the cards are being used for purposes other than those set forth in the application form or authorized by this Section.
(2) A government agency must request cancellation of
confidential identification cards that are no longer required for the purposes for which they were issued.
(3) Upon the request of the Secretary of State
Police Department, all cancelled confidential identification cards must be promptly returned to the Secretary of State Police Department by the government agency to which they were issued.
(Source: P.A. 100-248, eff. 8-22-17.)