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 Bill Status of HB1487  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Brady - Barbara Flynn Currie - Rich Brauer - Sara Feigenholtz

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John J. Cullerton)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 60/4from Ch. 111, par. 4400-4
725 ILCS 5/119-5from Ch. 38, par. 119-5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Deletes language providing that the disciplinary provisions of the Act do not apply to persons who carry out or assist in executions of death sentences. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that a defendant sentenced to death shall be executed by lethal injection until death is pronounced by a coroner who is not a licensed physician. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall establish procedures for an execution by rule. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall not request, require, or allow a health care practitioner licensed in Illinois to participate in an execution. Provides that, in confidential investigations by the Department of Professional Regulation, the Department of Corrections shall disclose the names and license numbers of health care practitioners participating or performing ancillary functions in an execution to the Department of Professional Regulation and the Department of Professional Regulation shall forward those names and license numbers to the appropriate disciplinary boards. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that a person, other than a health care practitioner, who participates in an execution of a death sentence is exempt from criminal or civil liability for such participation that is conducted in accordance with the provisions of law.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Brady
  2/6/2003HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2003HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  2/20/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/21/2003HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 013-000-000
  2/21/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/25/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  2/26/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/26/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2003HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-004
  3/13/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/18/2003SenateArrive in Senate
  3/18/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 19, 2003
  3/20/2003SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/21/2003SenateFirst Reading
  3/21/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  4/10/2003SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/1/2003SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 007-001-000
  5/1/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2003
  5/6/2003SenateSecond Reading
  5/6/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 7, 2003
  5/13/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/13/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  5/13/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  5/14/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Be Approved for Consideration Judiciary; 010-000-000
  5/15/2003SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/15/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Cullerton
  5/15/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2003
  5/16/2003SenateThird Reading Deadline Extended - Rule 2-10, to December 31, 2003.
  7/1/2003SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  5/13/2004SenateThird Reading Deadline Extended - Rule 2-10, extended to January 11, 2005.
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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