Bill Status of HB5581 101st General Assembly
Short Description: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-DATING
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Terra Costa Howard and Mary Edly-Allen
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. Provides that "domestic violence" includes abuse by a family or household member or by a present or prior dating or sexual partner. Includes in the protections against domestic violence, a present or prior dating or sexual partner, or a present or prior dating or sexual partner of a person related by blood or by a present or prior marriage or civil union. Provides that evidence of a prior conviction of a defendant for aggravated battery committed against a present or prior dating or sexual partner is admissible in a later criminal prosecution for various similar types of offenses when the victim is the same person who was the victim of the previous offense that resulted in conviction of the defendant. Defines "dating or sexual partner".