101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/15/2019, by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
725 ILCS 105/12 new
725 ILCS 105/13 new
725 ILCS 105/14 new
Amends the State Appellate Defender Act. Creates the Public Defender
Bail Reform Grant Program to assist county public defenders in implementing
a provision of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 which requires
counsel at bail hearings. Provides that the Public Defender Bail Reform
Grant Program is to be administered by the State Appellate Defender, under
the direction of the State Appellate Defender Commission. Provides that the
State Appellate Defender shall request funds for this grant program within
its annual appropriation. Provides for eligibility and administration of
the grant program. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Appellate Defender Act is amended by
adding Sections 12, 13, and 14 as follows:
(725 ILCS 105/12 new)
Public Defender Bail Reform Grant Program.
(a) There is hereby created a Public Defender Bail Reform
Grant Program. The purpose of this grant program is to assist
county public defenders in implementing Section 109-1 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 which requires counsel at
(b) The Public Defender Bail Reform Grant Program is to be
administered by the State Appellate Defender, under the
direction of the Commission. The State Appellate Defender is
also required to seek recommendations on administering this
grant program from the Illinois Supreme Court Pretrial
Commission on Pretrial Practices.
(c) The State Appellate Defender shall request funds for
this grant program within its annual appropriation. The State
Appellate Defender may also seek contributions and grants to
supplement all State funds appropriated for this grant program.