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 Bill Status of HB0979  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  GANG CRIME WITNESS PROTECT

House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - André M. Thapedi - Kelly M. Cassidy - Rita Mayfield - Kathleen Willis, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Kenneth Dunkin, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Deborah Mell, Sue Scherer, Laura Fine, Martin J. Moylan, Frances Ann Hurley, Elizabeth Hernandez and Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.826 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Gang Crime Witness Protection Act of 2013. Provides that the Department of State Police shall establish and administer a program to assist victims and witnesses who are actively aiding in the prosecution of perpetrators of gang crime, and appropriate related persons. Financial assistance may be provided, upon application by a State's Attorney or the Attorney General, or a chief executive of a police agency with the approval from the State's Attorney or Attorney General, investigating or prosecuting a gang crime occurring under the State's Attorney's or Attorney General's respective jurisdiction, from funds deposited in the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund and appropriated from that Fund for the purposes of the Act. Provides that within 30 days after the effective date of the Act, all moneys in the Gang Crime Witness Protection Fund shall be transferred into the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund. Provides that the program shall begin operation on July 1, 2013. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Gang Crime Witness Protection Program Fund in the State treasury. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/29/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/30/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. André M. Thapedi
  2/8/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/8/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/13/2013HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  2/19/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/21/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/21/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/28/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/1/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/8/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/8/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/8/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/8/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/8/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/22/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  11/25/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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