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 Bill Status of HB2399  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Carol Ammons - Anne Stava-Murray, Will Guzzardi, Kelly M. Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Margaret Croke, Delia C. Ramirez, Camille Y. Lilly, Barbara Hernandez, Kambium Buckner, Sonya M. Harper, Mark L. Walker, Rita Mayfield, Maurice A. West, II, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., William Davis, Bob Morgan and Theresa Mah

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/3-3-3from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-3
730 ILCS 5/3-3-5from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-5
730 ILCS 5/3-3-14 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Deletes provision that no person serving a term of natural life imprisonment may be paroled or released except through executive clemency. Provides that a person serving a term of natural life imprisonment is eligible for parole or mandatory supervised release. Provides that a committed person who has attained the age of 60 years and served at least 20 consecutive years of imprisonment or a committed person who has served 25 consecutive years of imprisonment may submit a petition to the Prisoner Review Board seeking parole. Provides for the requirements of the petition. Provides that victims' families shall be notified in a timely manner and provided opportunity to participate at the parole hearing concerning the petitioner's application for parole under this provision in accordance with the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, the Open Parole Hearings Act, and this Code. Provides that Prisoner Review Board hearings under this provision shall be conducted by a panel of at least 8 members of the Board and a majority vote of the panel is required to grant the petition and release the petitioner on parole. Provides that if parole is denied, the petitioner shall be eligible to reapply for parole no later than 3 years after denial. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (Prisoner Review Board)
 HB 2399 (H-AM 1) will have an increased cost to the Prisoner Review Board of over $4.0 Million in first 10 years of program.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/11/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/26/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 011-007-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/13/2021HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/15/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/15/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2021HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 011-007-000
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/29/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  5/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  5/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/10/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  5/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  5/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  7/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  1/12/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  1/12/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  1/13/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  1/25/2022HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  1/31/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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