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Full Text of SB0553  100th General Assembly

SB0553 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
SB0553

 

Introduced 1/24/2017, by Sen. John J. Cullerton

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
720 ILCS 5/1-2  from Ch. 38, par. 1-2

    Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the general purposes of the Code.


LRB100 04860 RLC 14870 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

SB0553LRB100 04860 RLC 14870 b

1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by changing
5Section 1-2 as follows:
 
6    (720 ILCS 5/1-2)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1-2)
7    Sec. 1-2. General purposes. The The provisions of this Code
8shall be construed in accordance with the general purposes
9hereof, to:
10    (a) Forbid and prevent the commission of offenses;
11    (b) Define adequately the act and mental state which
12constitute each offense, and limit the condemnation of conduct
13as criminal when it is without fault;
14    (c) Prescribe penalties which are proportionate to the
15seriousness of offenses and which permit recognition of
16differences in rehabilitation possibilities among individual
17offenders;
18    (d) Prevent arbitrary or oppressive treatment of persons
19accused or convicted of offenses.
20(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)