Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act. Provides that if a violent crime has an impact on the community where the incident took place, the State's Attorney for that county may request any one person, association, or other group of persons to prepare a community impact statement in writing in conjunction with the State's Attorney's Office prior to the imposition of the sentence on a defendant or dispositional hearing. Allows only one community impact statement to be admitted in court for consideration at the sentencing or dispositional hearing. Provides that a community impact statement may be presented in addition to a victim impact statement. Defines "community impact statement" and "community".
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that a statement of a witness is not excluded at the trial of any defendant by the hearsay rule or as a violation of any right to confront witnesses if the witness was murdered, bribed, or otherwise intimidated by the defendant, or one for whose conduct he or she is legally accountable, to prevent the witness from testifying or participating in any criminal investigation or prosecution against the defendant. Establishes the criteria for admission of a statement under the exception.