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 Bill Status of HB3215  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  REENTRY INTO THE WORKFORCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Justin Slaughter - Rita Mayfield - Mary E. Flowers, Will Guzzardi, Kambium Buckner, Anne Stava-Murray, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Kelly M. Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Barbara Hernandez, Carol Ammons, William Davis, Dagmara Avelar and Delia C. Ramirez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
35 ILCS 5/704A
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-25
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-30
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-35
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-40
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-45
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-50
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-85
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-95
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-120 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Securing All Futures for Equitable Reinvestment in Communities Act. Provides legislative intent. Creates the Securing All Futures for Equitable Reinvestment Tax Credit Pilot Program Act. Provides that an applicant that hires certain formerly incarcerated individuals during the incentive period may apply for a tax credit against the applicant's withholding tax liability. Provides that the savings from the changes made to the Unified Code of Corrections shall be deposited into the Securing All Futures for Equitable Reinvestment (SAFER) Communities Fund for the purpose of funding the program. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections to reduce the sentencing ranges for all classes of felonies, and to remove minimum sentences for Class 4 felonies and Class A and Class B misdemeanors. Provides that the provisions of the Act apply to offenses committed before the effective date of this Act, and to offenses committed on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Provides for resentencing of currently incarcerated persons based on these changes. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Revenue)
 Although the bill limits the credit to $1.5 billion over its 6-year life, the Department is unable to provide a fiscal impact estimate for House Bill 3215 because the legislation, as introduced, contains multiple drafting ambiguities, errors, and incomplete definitions. For example, the bill defines "participant" to mean, in part, a full-time employee who was formerly incarcerated between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2019. The bill, however, provides later that the credit is limited to 10,000 participants "newly released" from prison and 10,000 participants that were released between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2019. Additionally, the bill provides the credit amount awarded is to be between $10,000 and $15,000 each year per participant hired. The bill further provides a list of criteria to be considered in determining the amount of the credit, but no guidance is provided as to how that list of criteria computes to a given credit amount. These problems, among others in the bill as introduced, prevent the Department from making adequately precise determinations of who qualifies for the credit and of how to calculate the credit.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  3/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/26/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 012-006-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/15/2021HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  4/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  4/19/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/19/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/20/2021HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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