Bill Status of SB0049 95th General Assembly
Short Description: SECOND CHANCE COMMISSION
Sen. John J. Cullerton - Kwame Raoul - Jacqueline Y. Collins
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Second Chance Act. Creates a Second Chance Commission in each of the 5 judicial districts of the State appointed by the presiding appellate judge of the district. Provides that a Commission shall deliberate petitions for relief filed by defendants after the final disposition of their criminal cases. Provides that a Commission may grant: expungement of criminal records; sealing of criminal records; a waiver of disabilities barring employment, licensing, benefits, or another right or privilege; or certificates of good conduct. Establishes criteria to be used in determining whether or not to grant relief. Establishes procedures by which the State's Attorney, the arresting agency, the Department of State Police, or the chief legal officer of the unit of local government effecting the defendant's arrest may file an objection to the petition. Creates a private right of action against a person for maintaining, revealing, or otherwise using a record in violation of an order granting expungement, sealing of criminal records, or a waiver of disabilities, and sets forth relief that may be awarded in such an action.