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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Illinois Missing Persons Identification Act 095-0192

Thanks to Rep. Dan Brady for his dedication and determination to help all of the missing persons in Illinois and having the foresight to include the necessary steps that need to be taken to preserve unidentified remains. On behalf of all of the missing and unidentified in Illinois - thank you so much for this very important legislation.

Representative Dan Brady (R)88th DistrictRepublican Conference Chairperson Springfield Office:
200-8N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1118
(217) 558-6271 FAX
District Office:
202 N. Prospect
Suite 203
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 662-1100
(309) 662-1150 FAX
McLean County
Years served: 2001 - PresentCommittee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Insurance; Appropriations-Higher Education; Homeland Security & Emergency Prepa; Higher Education; Drivers Education & Safety; Executive (Republican Spokesperson); Elections & Campaign Reform.Biography: McLean County coroner from 1992 to 2000. He has an A.A. from Southern Illinois University and a B. A. in Elected Studies. Named 2004 Legislator of the Year by the Illinois Association of County Officials and by the Illinois Health Care Association; named 2004 Public Official of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police; presented the 2004 ACTIVATOR Friend of Agriculture Award by the Illinois Farm Bureau.

Synopsis As Introduced:
Creates the Missing Persons Identification Act. Provides that all law enforcement agencies shall accept without delay any report of a missing person. Provides that the law enforcement agency must accept a missing person report filed in person. Provides that the law enforcement agency, upon acceptance of a missing person report, shall inform the reporting citizen of one of 2 resources, based upon the age of the missing person. If the missing person is under 18 years of age, contact information for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children shall be given. Provides that if the missing person is age 18 or older, contact information for the National Center for Missing Adults shall be given. Provides that before performing any death scene investigation, the official with custody of the human remains shall ensure that the coroner or medical examiner of the county in which the deceased was found has been notified. Requires the coroner or medical examiner to go to the scene and take charge of the remains. Provides that documented efforts must be made to locate family members of the deceased person to inform them of the death and location of the remains of their family member. Amends the Department of State Police Law to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.