Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Act. Creates the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission as an independent commission under the Illinois Human Rights Commission for administrative purposes. Provides that the Commission shall conduct inquiries into claims of torture with priority to be given to those cases in which the convicted person is currently incarcerated solely for the crime with respect to which he or she claims torture by Jon Burge or officers under his command, or both. Provides that if the Commission concludes there is sufficient evidence of torture to merit judicial review, the Chair of the Commission shall request the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County for assignment to a trial judge for consideration. Provides that the Act applies to claims of torture filed not later than 5 years after the effective date of the Act. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that all members of the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.