CNTY JAIL-RELEASE PRISNRS-POLI
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the County Jail Act. Requires county sheriffs to adopt
and implement a written policy that provides for the release of
persons in the custody of the sheriff to other law enforcement
personnel or the State's Attorney for the purpose of furthering
investigations into criminal matters. Provides that the sheriff is
not liable for any injury to the person released or to a third party
during the period that the person released is in the custody of other
law enforcement personnel or the State's Attorney, unless the sheriff
or a deputy sheriff, correctional guard, lockup keeper, or county
employee is guilty of willful and wanton conduct that proximately
caused the injury. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes the provisions concerning the release of prisoners.
Amends the County Jail Act. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as
introduced. Provides that the county sheriff may adopt and implement
a written policy for the release of a person in the custody of the
sheriff to law enforcement personnel or the State's Attorney for the
purpose of furthering criminal investigations that are unrelated to
the matter for which the person is in custody (instead of for the
purpose of furthering criminal investigations). Sets minimum require-
ments for a policy for the release of persons in custody to law
enforcement personnel and the State's Attorney.
FISCAL NOTE (Office of Illinois Courts)
There would be no fiscal impact on the judicial branch.
FISCAL NOTE (Illinois State Police)
SB 21 would have no fiscal impact on the Illinois State Police.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0304
Last action date: AUG-09-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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