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Public Act 096-0354




Public Act 096-0354
HB0184 Enrolled LRB096 03351 RLC 13372 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is
amended by changing Section 111-4 as follows:
    (725 ILCS 5/111-4)  (from Ch. 38, par. 111-4)
    Sec. 111-4. Joinder of offenses and defendants.
    (a) Two or more offenses may be charged in the same
indictment, information or complaint in a separate count for
each offense if the offenses charged, whether felonies or
misdemeanors or both, are based on the same act or on 2 or more
acts which are part of the same comprehensive transaction.
    (b) Two or more defendants may be charged in the same
indictment, information or complaint if they are alleged to
have participated in the same act or in the same comprehensive
transaction out of which the offense or offenses arose. Such
defendants may be charged in one or more counts together or
separately and all of the defendants need not be charged in
each count.
    (c) Two or more acts or transactions in violation of any
provision or provisions of Sections 8A-2, 8A-3, 8A-4, 8A-4A and
8A-5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, Sections 16-1, 16-2,
16-3, 16-5, 16-7, 16-8, 16-10, 16A-3, 16B-2, 16C-2, 17-1, 17-3,
17-6, 17-7, 17-8, 17-9 or 17-10 of the Criminal Code of 1961
and Section 118 of Division I of the Criminal Jurisprudence
Act, may be charged as a single offense in a single count of
the same indictment, information or complaint, if such acts or
transactions by one or more defendants are in furtherance of a
single intention and design or if the property, labor or
services obtained are of the same person or are of several
persons having a common interest in such property, labor or
services. In such a charge, the period between the dates of the
first and the final such acts or transactions may be alleged as
the date of the offense and, if any such act or transaction by
any defendant was committed in the county where the prosecution
was commenced, such county may be alleged as the county of the
(Source: P.A. 95-384, eff. 1-1-08.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/13/2009