Bill Status of HB2562  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray - Justin Slaughter - Sonya M. Harper - Delia C. Ramirez - Mary E. Flowers, Luis Arroyo, Theresa Mah, Aaron M. Ortiz, William Davis, Bob Morgan, Joyce Mason, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Daniel Didech, Will Guzzardi, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Mary Edly-Allen, Michelle Mussman, Gregory Harris, Mark L. Walker, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Yehiel M. Kalish, Rita Mayfield, LaToya Greenwood, Emanuel Chris Welch, La Shawn K. Ford, Nicholas K. Smith, Katie Stuart, Kathleen Willis and Diane Pappas

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John F. Curran)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/3-4013 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Defender and Appointed Counsel Division of the Counties Code. Creates the Public Defender Quality Defense Task Force. Provides that the Task Force is established to: (i) examine the current caseload and determine the optimal caseload for public defenders in the State; (ii) examine the quality of legal services being offered to defendants by public defenders of the State; and (iii) make recommendations to improve the caseload of public defenders and quality of legal services offered by public defenders. Provides that the Task Force shall hold a minimum of 2 public hearings and at other times of its choosing. Provides that the Task Force shall prepare a report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations resulting from its study to the General Assembly and Governor no later than December 31, 2020. Repeals the provisions on December 31, 2021. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Office of the State Appellate Defender)
 If the only responsibility to the Agency would be to provide space for meetings, the cost would be minimal because meetings could be held in our Chicago or Springfield office. If the Agency was responsible for administrative costs, travel reimbursement for board members, preparation of meeting materials or research and analysis, the cost could be significantly more.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Removes a requirement that the Governor appoint at least one Task Force member from the Legal Resources Division of the Office of the Cook County Public Defender. Provides that the Governor shall appoint 5 (rather than 3) public defenders or assistant public defenders to the Task Force from 5 (rather than 3) counties other than Cook County.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/13/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2019HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/5/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 017-001-000
  3/7/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2019HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/21/2019HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/3/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 016-000-000
  4/10/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/10/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-002-000
  4/12/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 30, 2019
  5/8/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  5/8/2019SenateFirst Reading
  5/8/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die