Bill requiring DNA samples awaits Ryan’s signatureBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2002LawPulse, Page 338Prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys alike praise the legislation, which requires everyone convicted of a felony to provide DNA for a statewide database.
Legislation makes changes to criminal laws involving computer technology P.A. 92-0175July 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 344New legislation signed into law by Gov. George H. Ryan helps in the fight against the spread of child pornography on the Internet and identifies the crime of cyberstalking. Public Act 92-0175 mandates the forfeiture of any computer containing a depiction of child pornography in any encoded or decoded format.
Perspectives on death-penalty reformBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2002LawPulse, Page 338A prosecutor and criminal defense attorney react to the recommendations of Governor Ryan's Commission on Capital Punishment.
Legislation prohibits alcohol on public school property P.A. 92-0507April 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 176Legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Ryan amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934 by providing that any person in possession of alcoholic liquor on public school district property during school days or at events on public school district property when children are present is guilty of a petty offense.
Electronic surveillance regulations updatedMarch 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 120On November 21, 2001, the Department of State Police (department) adopted several amendments to section 1295 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 1295.