Bill Status of SB2018  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Mary Edly-Allen and Sally J. Turner

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/15/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/3-2-2from Ch. 38, par. 1003-2-2
730 ILCS 5/3-2-5.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall establish a Life Skills Reentry Center for Women. Provides that the Life Skills Reentry Center for Women shall build valuable life skills and prepare women committed persons for reentry into society while maintaining safety and security. Provides that the Center shall focus on committed persons who are ready to make needed changes in order to successfully reintegrate into their community upon release from the custody of the Department of Corrections. Provides that the Center shall offer educational, job readiness, and cognitive behavior therapy courses to women committed persons who have one to 4 years remaining on their sentence and qualify for placement at the Center. Provides that the Chief Administrator for the Women's Division of the Department of Corrections shall determine eligibility of women committed persons for the program and shall assign eligible committed persons to the Center based upon the conduct of the women committed at other correctional institutions, their desire to rehabilitate, and the likelihood of their non-recidivism. Provides that the programs offered at the Center include: prevocational and reentry related life skills, adult basic education, high school equivalency courses, literacy courses, creative writing courses, training for vocations, including welding, manufacturing, restaurant management, and custodial maintenance. Provides that women assigned to the Center may participate in Alcoholics Anonymous, other 12-step programs for recovery from alcoholism or substance use disorder, worship and chaplaincy services, religious studies, family days, job partnership programs, substance use disorder therapy programs, critical thinking, cultural self-awareness programs, and various mental health services, including art therapy.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ann Gillespie
  2/9/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/21/2023SenateAssigned to State Government
  3/9/2023SenatePostponed - State Government
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/10/2024SenateRe-assigned to State Government
  1/10/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  1/29/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  3/15/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/15/2024SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon