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 Bill Status of HB2418  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PUBLIC DEFENDER-APPOINTMENT

House Sponsors
Rep. Rita Mayfield

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/3-4000.1from Ch. 34, par. 3-4000.1
55 ILCS 5/3-4004from Ch. 34, par. 3-4004
55 ILCS 5/3-4004.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2021, upon the expiration of each Public Defender's term of office in each county with under 1,000,000 population, the chairperson of the county board or the executive of a county board of commissioners shall, after receiving a recommendation or recommendations provided by an independent citizen's advisory council, appoint the Public Defender with the advice and consent of the county board. Provides for citizen advisory council membership and appointment requirements. Provides that the provisions do not apply to appointments where two or more adjoining counties have joined to form a common office of Public Defender. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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