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Public Act 094-0989




Public Act 094-0989
HB4298 Enrolled LRB094 15751 RLC 50964 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Interstate Sex Offender Task Force Act.
    Section 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds as follows:
    (1) That the protection of women and children from sexual
assault is critically important.
    (2) That every state in the nation has a sex offender
registration law.
    (3) That Illinois, as well as other states in the nation,
including Iowa and Missouri, have laws restricting where
convicted or registered sex offenders may reside.
    (4) That the residency restrictions are not consistent
between states.
    (5) That the disparity in residency restrictions and
registration requirements is of concern to communities and law
enforcement in Illinois.
    (6) That it would benefit Illinois, its citizens, and its
border states, including Iowa and Missouri, for a task force to
be created to analyze the impact of the disparity between
states regarding registration requirements and residency
restrictions on convicted or registered sex offenders, or both.
    Section 10. Interstate Sex Offender Task Force.
    (a) The Interstate Sex Offender Task Force is created.
    (b) The Interstate Sex Offender Task Force shall convene
and initially meet not later than 30 days after the effective
date of this Act and shall meet thereafter as frequently as
necessary to carry out its duties as required by this Act.
    (c) The Task Force shall consist of members representing
the Illinois Department of Corrections, the Illinois State
Police, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, statewide
sexual assault victim service providers, and such other
criminal justice and law enforcement entities and
organizations as deemed appropriate by the Illinois State
    (d) The Task Force shall coordinate its meetings and
studies with such representatives of similar organizations in
the other states as may be appropriate, including but not
limited to those in Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, and
    (e) The Task Force shall examine the following:
        (1) The systems of communication between states
    regarding the interstate movement of registered sex
        (2) The laws of Illinois and its border states that
    restrict and affect where convicted or registered sex
    offenders may reside.
        (3) The extent to which law enforcement resources are
    affected by residency restrictions.
        (4) The impact of residency restrictions on the parole,
    mandatory supervised release, and probation systems in
    (f) The Illinois Department of Corrections shall provide
staff and administrative support services to the Task Force.
    (g) The Task Force shall report its findings and
recommendations to the Governor, the Attorney General, and the
General Assembly no later than January 1, 2007.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/3/2006