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 Bill Status of HB3575  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CRIM PRO--DEFENDANT-CLOSED CIR

House Sponsors
Rep. Deb Conroy

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/11/2021SenateAssigned to Criminal Law

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
725 ILCS 5/106D-1
725 ILCS 5/106D-5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that the chief judge of the circuit by rule may permit the personal appearance of the defendant by means of two-way audio-visual communication, including closed circuit television and computerized video conference, at a hearing at which no witness testimony will be taken concerning the defendant's fitness to stand trial: (1) 90-day hearings; (2) trials with special provisions and assistance; (3) discharge hearings; and (4) proceedings after acquittal by reason of insanity. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Department of Human Services and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts shall implement a pilot project between the circuit courts in 2 counties and Department of Human Services facilities treating persons unfit to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity. Provides that the purpose of the pilot project is to determine the feasibility and desirability of using video conference technology for hearings involving persons who are unfit to stand trial and persons who have been determined not guilty by reason of insanity. Provides that the Department of Human Services and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts shall submit a joint report to the General Assembly 6 months after the pilot project between the 2 counties and Department facilities has been operational for at least 2 years. Provides that the report shall: (1) evaluate the effectiveness of the video conference hearing process; and (2) make recommendations concerning the implementation of video conference hearings in all counties. Effective July 1, 2021.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/18/2021HouseMoved to Suspend Rule 21 Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/18/2021HouseSuspend Rule 21 - Prevailed 067-040-000
  3/19/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 019-000-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/16/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/16/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/21/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  4/23/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 098-000-001
  4/27/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/27/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/27/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/11/2021SenateAssigned to Criminal Law

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