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 Bill Status of SB2191  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CLAIMS-WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - Jacqueline Y. Collins

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 505/8from Ch. 37, par. 439.8


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Court of Claims Act. Deletes language regarding the amount a court shall award to a person for time unjustly served in prison when the person imprisoned received a pardon on the ground of innocence of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned or he or she received a certificate of innocence. Provides instead that the court shall award $50,000 per year during which the person was wrongfully imprisoned and shall prorate that amount for a fraction of a year that the person was wrongfully imprisoned, including the number of years the person was awaiting trial. Provides that the court shall award attorney's fees in an amount not to exceed 25% of the award granted. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply to all claims pending or filed on or after the effective date.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Appropriations
  3/16/2021SenateTo Appropriations- General Services
  3/18/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/6/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/6/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Appropriations
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 To Appropriations- General Services
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/16/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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