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 Bill Status of HB5603  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - Sandra M. Pihos - Ron Stephens - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Mike Boland, Karen May, Jim Sacia, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia, Dennis M. Reboletti, Bill Mitchell, Richard P. Myers, Mike Fortner, Sidney H. Mathias, Sandy Cole, Elizabeth Coulson, Ronald A. Wait, Robert W. Pritchard, Harry R. Ramey, Jr., Jil Tracy, Brent Hassert, Carolyn H. Krause, Renée Kosel, Michael P. McAuliffe, David R. Leitch, Rich Brauer, Raymond Poe and Mike Bost

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kirk W. Dillard - Dan Kotowski)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2008HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0897

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
725 ILCS 5/Art. 106B heading
725 ILCS 5/106B-5
725 ILCS 120/4.5
725 ILCS 120/5from Ch. 38, par. 1405
725 ILCS 140/4 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a proceeding in the prosecution of an offense of criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the court may order that the testimony of a victim affected by a developmental disability be taken outside the courtroom and shown in the courtroom by means of a closed circuit television under certain conditions. Provides that "developmental disability" includes, but is not limited to, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. Amends the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act. Provides that the Office of the State's Attorney shall inform the crime victim or witness of his or her right to communications access through a sign language interpreter or by other means. Amends the Criminal Proceeding Interpreter Act. Provides that the right to a qualified court-appointed sign language interpreter as provided in the Act shall be afforded to persons with disabilities who are victims of, or are called as witnesses in proceedings relating to, a violation of any penal statute of the State.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Restores "will" in relation to the judge making a determination that the testimony of the victim will (rather than may) result in the victim suffering severe emotional distress.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2008HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/6/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 013-000-000
  3/6/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  3/13/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/18/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  4/15/2008HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/15/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis M. Reboletti
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard P. Myers
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brent Hassert
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  4/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  4/15/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  4/16/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/16/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/16/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  4/16/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/16/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  4/30/2008SenateAssigned to Judiciary Criminal Law
  5/8/2008SenateDo Pass Judiciary Criminal Law; 008-000-000
  5/8/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 13, 2008
  5/20/2008SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2008
  5/23/2008SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2008
  5/28/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  5/28/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/28/2008HousePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2008HouseSent to the Governor
  8/25/2008HouseGovernor Approved
  8/25/2008HouseEffective Date January 1, 2009
  8/25/2008HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0897

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