92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB4195
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Short description: 
FORENSIC SCIENCE OVERSIGHT COM                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates  the   Illinois   Independent   Forensic   Science   Act.      
   Establishes   the  Illinois  Independent  Forensic  Science  Oversight      
   Commission. Provides that this Commission  shall  adopt  accreditation      
   standards  for  all  forensic  laboratories;  establish  qualification      
   standards  and  a  code  of  ethics  for  all examiners, analysts, and      
   scientists employed by any forensic laboratory; establish blind  basis      
   protocols for the examination of evidence; conduct initial and routine      
   inspections of all forensic science laboratories; and conduct internal      
   and   external   proficiency   testing  of  personnel.  Provides  that      
   accreditation of a forensic laboratory shall be revoked for  making  a      
   misrepresentation  to obtain accreditation; failing to disclose that a      
   report  contains  work  done  at  another  laboratory;  a  pattern  of      
   excessive errors in performance of examination procedures; or  failing      
   to file a required report.                                                  
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Creates the Illinois Forensic Science Oversight Commission within      
   the Office of the Governor.  Makes changes to the  membership  of  the      
   Commission.  Deletes  reference  to  the  appointment  of an Executive      
   Director of the Commission and employment of staff.                         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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