OSTERMAN AND BROSNAHAN.
DOMEST BATTERY PENALTY
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that domestic battery
is a Class 4 felony if the defendant has any prior conviction for a
felony that involved the use of force or violence against a family or
household member. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Permits a
physician to disclose information about a patient that the physician
receives from the patient during treatment in a prosecution for
domestic battery if the disclosure relates directly to the facts or
circumstances regarding the domestic battery. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Office of the Illinois Courts)
HB 1779 could increase judicial workloads by increasing the
number of felony prosecutions for domestic battery, and by
increasing the overall number of domestic battery prosecutions.
However, it is not anticipated that the bill would have a
substantial fiscal impact on the judicial branch.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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