2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 30 - FINANCE
30 ILCS 715/ - Intergovernmental Drug Laws Enforcement Act.

(30 ILCS 715/1) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1701)
Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Intergovernmental Drug Laws Enforcement Act".
(Source: P.A. 80-617.)

(30 ILCS 715/2) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1702)
Sec. 2. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms specified in Sections 2.01 through 2.05 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

(30 ILCS 715/2.01) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1702.01)
Sec. 2.01. "Department" means the Department of State Police and "Director" means the Director of State Police.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

(30 ILCS 715/2.02) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1702.02)
Sec. 2.02. "Metropolitan Enforcement Group" or "MEG" means a combination of units of local government established under this Act to enforce the drug laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 80-617.)

(30 ILCS 715/2.03) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1702.03)
Sec. 2.03. "Unit of local government" is defined as in Article VII, Section 1 of the Constitution, and includes both home rule units and units which are not home rule units.
(Source: P.A. 80-617.)

(30 ILCS 715/2.04) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1702.04)
Sec. 2.04. "Drug laws" means all laws regulating the production, sale, prescribing, manufacturing, administering, transporting, having in possession, dispensing, delivering, distributing or use of "controlled substances", as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and "cannabis", as defined in the Cannabis Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-617.)

(30 ILCS 715/2.05)
Sec. 2.05. Streetgang related.
"Streetgang related" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-677, eff. 12-15-94.)

(30 ILCS 715/3) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1703)
Sec. 3. A Metropolitan Enforcement Group which meets the minimum criteria established in this Section is eligible to receive State grants to help defray the costs of operation. To be eligible a MEG must:
(1) Be established and operating pursuant to

intergovernmental contracts written and executed in conformity with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, and involve 2 or more units of local government.

(2) Establish a MEG Policy Board composed of an

elected official, or his designee, and the chief law enforcement officer, or his designee, from each participating unit of local government to oversee the operations of the MEG and make such reports to the Department of State Police as the Department may require.

(3) Designate a single appropriate elected official

of a participating unit of local government to act as the financial officer of the MEG for all participating units of local government and to receive funds for the operation of the MEG.

(4) Limit its operations to enforcement of drug laws;

enforcement of Sections 24-2.1, 24-2.2, 24-3, 24-3.1, 24-3.3, 24-3.4, 24-4, and 24-5 and subsections 24-1(a)(4), 24-1(a)(6), 24-1(a)(7), 24-1(a)(9), 24-1(a)(10), and 24-1(c) of the Criminal Code of 2012; and the investigation of streetgang related offenses.

(5) Cooperate with the Department of State Police in

order to assure compliance with this Act and to enable the Department to fulfill its duties under this Act, and supply the Department with all information the Department deems necessary therefor.

(6) Receive funding of at least 50% of the total

operating budget of the MEG from the participating units of local government.

(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

(30 ILCS 715/4) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1704)
Sec. 4. The Department of State Police shall monitor the operations of all MEG units and determine their eligibility to receive State grants under this Act. From the moneys appropriated annually by the General Assembly for this purpose, the Director shall determine and certify to the Comptroller the amount of the grant to be made to each designated MEG financial officer. The amount of the State grant which a MEG may receive hereunder may not exceed 50% of the total operating budget of that MEG.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

(30 ILCS 715/5) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1705)
Sec. 5. The Department of State Police shall coordinate the operations of all MEG units and may establish such reasonable rules and regulations and conduct those investigations the Director deems necessary to carry out its duties under this Act, including the establishment of forms for reporting by each MEG to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

(30 ILCS 715/5.1) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1705.1)
Sec. 5.1. The Director may assign the functions and duties created under this Act to be administered by the Department of State Police, Division of Investigation.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

(30 ILCS 715/6) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1706)
Sec. 6. The Director shall report annually, no later than February 1, to the Governor and the General Assembly on the operations of the Metropolitan Enforcement Groups, including a breakdown of the appropriation for the current fiscal year indicating the amount of the State grant each MEG received or will receive.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)

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