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 Bill Status of HB5306  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  EXONOREE COMPENSATION; FUND

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy and Barbara Flynn Currie

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.855 new
705 ILCS 505/8from Ch. 37, par. 439.8


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Court of Claims Act. Provides that in claims against the State for time unjustly served in prison, the court shall make an award of $50,000 per year the person was wrongfully imprisoned. Provides that the court shall include years the person was imprisoned awaiting trial in its determination of the award and it shall prorate years partially imprisoned. Provides that the court shall include an additional $25,000 for each year served on parole, probation, or registered as a sex offender after imprisonment. Deletes language providing that the award amount is in the discretion of the judge, within certain parameters. Creates the Compensation for the Wrongfully Imprisoned Fund, a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that the Fund shall hold sufficient funds, appropriated by the General Assembly, to immediately pay the compensation awards to unjustly imprisoned persons as granted by the Court of Claims. Makes a corresponding change in the State Finance Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/7/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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