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 Bill Status of HB2471  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  CRIM CD&CORR-SENTENCE<18

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - Scott Drury - Ron Sandack - Ed Sullivan, Kelly M. Cassidy, Monique D. Davis, Mary E. Flowers, Elaine Nekritz, Emanuel Chris Welch, Arthur Turner, Christian L. Mitchell, Jay Hoffman, Lou Lang, Kenneth Dunkin, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Cynthia Soto, Daniel J. Burke, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Rita Mayfield, Will Guzzardi, Barbara Wheeler and Thomas M. Bennett

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon - Kwame Raoul - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Donne E. Trotter - Michael Connelly, Antonio Muņoz, Kimberly A. Lightford and Patricia Van Pelt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/20/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0069

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/10-2from Ch. 38, par. 10-2
720 ILCS 5/11-1.20was 720 ILCS 5/12-13
720 ILCS 5/11-1.30was 720 ILCS 5/12-14
720 ILCS 5/11-1.40was 720 ILCS 5/12-14.1
720 ILCS 5/12-33from Ch. 38, par. 12-33
720 ILCS 5/29D-14.9was 720 ILCS 5/29D-30
720 ILCS 5/29D-35
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-95
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-105 new
730 ILCS 5/5-8-1from Ch. 38, par. 1005-8-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of Corrections. Eliminates mandatory sentences of natural life imprisonment for persons convicted of offenses committed before they attain 18 years of age. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, when a person was under 18 years of age at the time of the commission of an offense, the court, at the sentencing hearing, shall consider specified factors in determining the appropriate sentence and be given greater discretion in determining an appropriate sentence.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that when a person commits an offense and the person is under 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense, the court, at the sentencing hearing, shall consider in mitigation in determining sentence the person's potential for rehabilitation or evidence of rehabilitation, or both. Deletes that the court, in the exercise of its discretion may consider, but is not subject to, mandatory minimum prison terms, consecutive sentencing requirements, sentencing enhancements, or other sentencing requirements imposed on adults for the same offense. Provides that the court may sentence the defendant to any disposition authorized for the class of the offense of which he or she was found guilty, and may, in its discretion, decline to impose any otherwise applicable sentencing enhancement based upon firearm possession, possession with personal discharge, or possession with personal discharge that proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person, except if the defendant is convicted of first degree murder and would otherwise be subject to sentencing for murdering: (1) a peace officer, fireman, or emergency management worker when the peace officer, fireman, or emergency management worker was killed in the course of performing his or her official duties, or to prevent the peace officer or fireman from performing his or her official duties, or in retaliation for the peace officer, fireman, or emergency management worker from performing his or her official duties, and the defendant knew or should have known that the murdered individual was a peace officer, fireman, or emergency management worker; (2) an employee of an institution or facility of the Department of Corrections, or any similar local correctional agency, when the employee was killed in the course of performing his or her official duties, or to prevent the employee from performing his or her official duties, or in retaliation for the employee performing his or her official duties; (3) an emergency medical technician - ambulance, emergency medical technician- intermediate, emergency medical technician - paramedic, ambulance driver or other medical assistance or first aid person while employed by a municipality or other governmental unit when the person was killed in the course of performing official duties or to prevent the person from performing official duties or in retaliation for performing official duties and the defendant knew or should have known that the murdered individual was an emergency medical technician - ambulance, emergency medical technician - intermediate, emergency medical technician - paramedic, ambulance driver, or other medical assistant or first aid personnel; or (4) by reason of any person's activity as a community policing volunteer or to prevent any person from engaging in activity as a community policing volunteer, based on the category of persons identified therein, the court shall impose a sentence of not less than 40 years of imprisonment. Provides that in addition, the court may, in its discretion, decline to impose the sentencing enhancements based upon the possession or use of a firearm during the commission of the offense. Deletes provision that the court shall sentence a person to natural life imprisonment for first degree murder if the person who, at the time of the commission of the murder, had attained the age of 17 or more and is found guilty of murdering an individual under 12 years of age.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/17/2015HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Scott Drury
  2/18/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2015HouseAssigned to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/19/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Restorative Justice Committee; 006-004-000
  3/19/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/15/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/15/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/15/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  4/15/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/15/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/16/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/16/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/16/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Restorative Justice Committee
  4/21/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Restorative Justice Committee; 006-000-000
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan
  4/22/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  4/22/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/22/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 066-045-000
  4/23/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/24/2015SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  4/28/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/28/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/28/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  4/29/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  4/29/2015SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  4/29/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 30, 2015
  4/29/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/7/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/13/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/14/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2015
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/19/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/19/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/19/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  7/20/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  7/20/2015HouseEffective Date January 1, 2016
  7/20/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0069

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