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 Bill Status of SB1837  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  PUBLIC DEFENDER-IMMIGRATION

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Omar Aquino - Christopher Belt and Emil Jones, III

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/3-4006from Ch. 34, par. 3-4006


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, in counties with a population over 3,000,000, the public defender, without fee or appointment and with the concurrence of the county board, may act as attorney to noncitizens in immigration cases. Provides that representation by the public defender in immigration cases shall be limited to those arising in immigration courts located within the geographical boundaries of the county where the public defender has been appointed to office unless the board authorizes the public defender to provide representation outside the county.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/7/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  4/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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