|SB1966 Engrossed||LRB101 09230 SLF 54324 b|
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.