RADOGNO-HAWKINSON-PARKER-WALSH,T, SYVERSON, PHILIP, MAHAR,
WATSON, BURZYNSKI, LUECHTEFELD, DUDYCZ AND GEO-KARIS.
CRIM PRO-CHARACTER EVIDENCE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that if
a defendant is accused of predatory criminal sexual assault of a
child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault,
aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual abuse, or criminal
transmission of HIV or battery or aggravated battery involving sexual
penetration or sexual conduct or if the defendant is tried or retried
for the former offense of rape, deviate sexual assault, indecent
liberties with a child, or aggravated indecent liberties with a child,
evidence of the defendant's commission of another one of these sex
offenses or evidence to rebut that proof or an inference from that
proof, is admissible if that evidence is otherwise admissible under
the rules of evidence and may be considered for its bearing on any
matter to which it is relevant. Provides that the prosecution must
disclose this evidence before its use at trial.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Corrects a grammatical error in the bill.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
725 ILCS 5/115-7 from Ch. 38, par. 115-7
Makes changes in the evidence that the court may consider in
weighing the probative value of the evidence against undue prejudice
to the defendant. Also provides that the provisions of the rape shield
statute apply to certain corroborating witnesses.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE, S-AMS 1 & 2
SB 5 would have no population or fiscal impact on this Dept.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0132
Last action date: 97-07-22
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
END OF INQUIRY
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