- District 56
Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Establishes the Blue Alert Advisory Program within the Department of State Police. Provides that the Department shall inform all persons that are within a radius of 100 square miles of the correctional institution or facility from which the inmate has escaped, through electronic communication devices, electronic messages signs on State highways, and any other medium deemed necessary by the Department. Provides that the Department, in coordination with the Department of Corrections, shall develop and implement a community outreach program to promote awareness of the Blue Alert Advisory Program among applicable entities, including, but not limited to, chiefs of police, county sheriffs, and correctional institutions or facilities. Creates the Blue Alert Advisory Coordinator within the Department and provides that he or she shall assist in the establishment of State standards and monitor the availability of federal funding that may become available to further the objectives of the Advisory Program. Provides that the Department shall establish an Inmate Search Task Force within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Prescribes membership for the Task Force. Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall coordinate with the Department in the use of electronic message signs on roads and highways to immediately provide critical information to the public concerning escaped inmates, as allowed by federal guidelines. Effective immediately.
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Filed with Secretary by Sen. Rachelle Crowe
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