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 Bill Status of HB0481  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Monique D. Davis - Arthur L. Turner - Paul D. Froehlich - Lovana Jones, Robin Kelly and Charles G. Morrow, III

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 415/8b.7-5 new
705 ILCS 505/8from Ch. 37, par. 439.8
705 ILCS 505/11from Ch. 37, par. 439.11
705 ILCS 505/22from Ch. 37, par. 439.22
705 ILCS 505/24from Ch. 37, par. 439.24

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Personnel Code. Establishes a preference in an entrance examination of 5 points for a qualified person who has been wrongfully accused of a crime for which the person was imprisoned in a State prison and a court of competent jurisdiction finds that the evidence that resulted in his or her conviction was erroneous or that new evidence indicates that the person did not commit the crime. Amends the Court of Claims Act. Provides that claims against the State for time unjustly served in State prisons must be automatically heard and payment made within 120 days after the person who unjustly served time is discharged from prison. Provides that the claim may be made if a court finds that the evidence that resulted in the person's conviction was erroneous or that new evidence indicates that the person did not commit the crime for which he or she was convicted (rather than providing that only the issuance of a pardon by the Governor on the grounds of innocence may be the basis of a claim). Increases the maximum statutory awards to a person released from prison because of these factors. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Corrections)
 Fiscal Impact: None.

DateChamber Action
  1/30/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/30/2003HouseFirst Reading
  1/30/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/4/2003HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  2/5/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/28/2003HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 010-000-000
  2/28/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/28/2003HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/5/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/5/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/11/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  3/19/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  3/19/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lovana Jones
  3/19/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly
  3/21/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles G. Morrow, III
  4/4/2003HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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