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2001 Illinois Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (2001)

handle is hein.sag/sagil0023 and id is 1 raw text is: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
February 2, 2001
Jim Ryan
FILE NO. 01-001
Police Powers of Investigators
of the Department of Revenue
Mr. Glen L. Bower
Director of Revenue
Illinois Department of Revenue
101 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Dear Mr. Bower:
I have your letter where'  u in u re wheth r)investi-
gators appointed by the Department  R e e pursuant to section
39b15.1 of the Civil A  'ni  t e C d   (20 ILCS 2505/39bl5.l
(West 1998)) may exerc s the po  s of   ce officers with
respect to t       ce e t of pe a laws generally. For the
reasons h r nafter state      s my opinion that such investiga-
tors may x rcise th i powers as peace officers only when
enforcing t ts administered by the Department.
Section 39bl5.1 of the Civil Administrative Code
provides that the Department of Revenue may:
* * * appoint investigators to conduct
all investigations, searches, seizures, ar-
rests and other duties imposed under the
500 South Second Screet. Springfield. Illinois 62706 (217) 782-1090  TTY: (217) 785-2771  FAX: (217) 782-7046
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