Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Racial Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill, the purpose or effect of which amends criminal offenses, criminal procedure, or sentencing provisions under the Criminal Code of 2012, the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, the Unified Code of Corrections, the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community Control Act, the Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act, or the Methamphetamine Precursor Tracking Act, shall have prepared for it, before second reading in the house of introduction, a brief explanatory statement or note that shall include a reliable estimate of the anticipated impact on: (i) the number of criminal cases per year the bill will affect; (ii) the members of racial minority groups; (iii) the operations of correctional institutions; and (iv) any other matter the Illinois Department of Corrections considers appropriate. Requires the Illinois Department of Corrections to prepare the note. Contains other related provisions regarding the vote on the necessity of the note, comment or opinion regarding the merits of the legislation included in the note, and appearance of State officials and employees in support or opposition of measure.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Correctional Budget and Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill which creates a new criminal offense for which a sentence to the Department of Corrections may be imposed; or which enhances any class or category of offense to a higher grade or penalty for which a sentence to the Department of Corrections is authorized; or which requires a mandatory commitment to the Department of Corrections, shall have prepared for it prior to second reading in the house of introduction a brief explanatory statement or note which shall include a reliable estimate of the probable impact of such bill upon (in addition to the overall resident population of the Department of Corrections and the probable impact which such bill will have upon the Department's annual budget currently required): (i) the number of criminal cases per year the bill will affect; (ii) the members of racial minority groups by ethnicity; and (iii) any other matter the Department considers appropriate. Makes a similar change regarding a bill that (i) creates a new criminal offense for which a commitment to a juvenile detention facility, sentence of probation, intermediate sanctions, or community service may be imposed or (ii) enhances any class or category of offense to any grade or penalty for which adjudication, commitment, or disposition by a circuit court to the custody of a Probation and Court Services Department may result. Requires the Director of the Department of Corrections or the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts to prepare and file the note (currently, upon request of the sponsor of the bill). Makes other changes.