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.
JAN-30-2002 H FILED WITH CLERK
JAN-30-2002 H FIRST READING
JAN-30-2002 H REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE RULES
FEB-05-2002 H ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE STE GOV ADMIN
FEB-22-2002 H AMENDMENT NO. 01-STE GOV ADMIN H
FEB-22-2002 H ADOPTED
FEB-22-2002 H MOTION DO PASS AS AMENDED-LOST 004-004-000 HSGA
FEB-22-2002 H REMAINS IN COMMITTEE STE GOV ADMIN
FEB-22-2002 H RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A) RULES HRUL
JAN-07-2003 H SESSION SINE DIE
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