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Full Text of SB2129  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is
5amended by adding Section 123 as follows:
6    (725 ILCS 5/123 new)
7    Sec. 123. Motion to resentence by the People.
8    (a) The purpose of sentencing is to advance public safety
9through punishment, rehabilitation, and restorative justice.
10By providing a means to reevaluate a sentence after some time
11has passed, the General Assembly intends to provide the
12State's Attorney and the court with another tool to ensure
13that these purposes are achieved.
14    (b) At any time upon the recommendation of the State's
15Attorney of the county in which the defendant was sentenced,
16the State's Attorney may petition the sentencing court or the
17sentencing court's successor to resentence the offender if the
18original sentence no longer advances the interests of justice.
19The sentencing court or the sentencing court's successor may
20resentence the offender if it finds that the original sentence
21no longer advances the interests of justice.
22    (c) Upon the receipt of a petition for resentencing, the
23court may resentence the defendant in the same manner as if the



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1offender had not previously been sentenced; however, the new
2sentence, if any, may not be greater than the initial
4    (d) The court may consider postconviction factors,
5including, but not limited to, the inmate's disciplinary
6record and record of rehabilitation while incarcerated;
7evidence that reflects whether age, time served, and
8diminished physical condition, if any, have reduced the
9inmate's risk for future violence; and evidence that reflects
10changed circumstances since the inmate's original sentencing
11such that the inmate's continued incarceration no longer
12serves the interests of justice. Credit shall be given for
13time served.
14    (e) Victims shall be afforded all rights as outlined in
15the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act.
16    (f) A resentencing under this Section shall not reopen the
17defendant's conviction to challenges that would otherwise be
19    (g) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit
20the power of the Governor under the Constitution to grant a
21reprieve, commutation of sentence, or pardon.