Bill Status of HB3665  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CD CORR-MEDICAL RELEASE

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi - Elizabeth Hernandez, Delia C. Ramirez, Maurice A. West, II and Kelly M. Cassidy

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John Connor - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Patricia Van Pelt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/26/2021HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/3-3-1from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-1
730 ILCS 5/3-3-14 new
730 ILCS 5/3-3-15 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Prisoner Review Board may grant a person committed to the Department of Corrections early release for medical incapacity or terminal illness. Establishes the procedures for applying for that release and the considerations the Prisoner Review Board must make in determining whether to grant the release. Provides that a committed person granted medical release shall be released on mandatory supervised release for a period of 5 years subject to the Code provisions concerning mandatory supervised release, which shall operate to discharge any remaining term of years imposed upon him or her; however, the person shall not serve a period of mandatory supervised release greater than the aggregate of the discharged underlying sentence and the mandatory supervised release period. Provides that a grant of medical release shall be an act of executive and legislative grace and shall be at the sole discretion of the Prisoner Review Board.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
725 ILCS 120/5from Ch. 38, par. 1405
730 ILCS 105/5from Ch. 38, par. 1655

Provides that this Act may be referred to as The Joe Coleman Medical Release Act. Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as introduced, with the following changes: Amends the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act. Provides that the crime victim has the right to submit a victim statement to the Prisoner Review Board for consideration at a medical release hearing as provided in a Section of the Unified Code of Corrections. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. In the definition of "medically incapacitated", provides that to qualify the inmate shall have a medical condition preventing the inmate from completing more than one activities of daily living, rather than one or more activities. In the definition of "terminal illness", provides that a condition may qualify if it is likely to cause death in 18 months, rather than 12 months. Provides that within 90 days of the receipt of the initial application, the Prisoner Review Board shall conduct a hearing if a hearing is requested and render a decision granting or denying the petitioner's request for release. Provides that the Department of Corrections and the Prisoner Review Board shall release a report annually published on their websites that reports certain information about the Medical Release Program, such as the number of applications for medical release received by the Board in the preceding year, the number of people released on the medical release program, and the number of institutional hearings on medical release applications conducted by the Board. Provides that all the information provided in this report shall be provided in aggregate, and nothing shall be construed to require the public dissemination of any personal medical information. Provides that this Act applies retroactively, and shall be applicable to all currently incarcerated people in Illinois. Provides that the crime victim has the right to submit a victim statement to the Prisoner Review Board for consideration at a medical release hearing as provided in the Unified Code of Corrections. Amends the Open Parole Hearings Act. Provides that the definition of "parole hearing" includes a medical release hearing. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/23/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 012-007-000
  3/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/15/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 015-002-000
  4/21/2021HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/21/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  4/21/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 075-038-003
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  4/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/18/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/19/2021SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 007-003-000
  5/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 20, 2021
  5/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2021
  5/26/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 034-017-001
  5/26/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  5/26/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt