Full Text of SB1872 98th General Assembly
SB1872ham001 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1872
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1872 on page 5, by
inserting immediately below line 15 the following:
The Mental Health Court Treatment Act is
amended by changing Section 20 as follows:
(730 ILCS 168/20)
(a) A defendant may be admitted into a mental health court
program only upon the agreement of the prosecutor and the
defendant and with the approval of the court.
(b) A defendant shall be excluded from a mental health
court program if any one of the following applies:
(1) The crime is a crime of violence as set forth in
clause (3) of this subsection (b).
(2) The defendant does not demonstrate a willingness to
participate in a treatment program.
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(3) The defendant has been convicted of a crime of
violence within the past 10 years excluding incarceration
time, specifically first degree murder, second degree
murder, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child,
aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual
assault, armed robbery, aggravated arson, arson,
aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, stalking, aggravated
stalking, or any offense involving the discharge of a
(c) A defendant charged with prostitution under Section
11-14 of the Criminal Code of 2012 may be admitted into a
mental health court program, which may include specialized
service programs specifically designed to address the trauma
associated with prostitution and human trafficking, if
available in the jurisdiction and provided that the
requirements in subsections (a) and (b) are satisfied. Judicial
circuits establishing these specialized programs shall partner
with prostitution and human trafficking advocates, survivors,
and service providers in the development of the programs.
(Source: P.A. 97-946, eff. 8-13-12.)".