|Public Act 101-0154|
|HB3580 Enrolled||LRB101 09739 SLF 54839 b|
AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Section 5-5.5-25 as follows:
(730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-25)
Certificate of good conduct.
(a) A certificate of good conduct may be granted as
provided in this Section to relieve an eligible offender of any
, occupational licensing, or housing
certificate may be limited to one or more disabilities or bars
or may relieve the individual of all disabilities and bars.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a certificate
of good conduct does not relieve an offender of any
employment-related disability imposed by law by reason of his
or her conviction of a crime that would prevent his or her
employment by the Department of Corrections, Department of
Juvenile Justice, or any other law enforcement agency in the
A certificate of good conduct may be granted as
provided in this
Section to an eligible offender as defined in
Section 5-5.5-5 of this Code
who has demonstrated by clear and
convincing evidence that he or she has been a law-abiding
citizen and is fully
(b)(i) A certificate of good conduct may not, however, in
way prevent any judicial proceeding, administrative,
licensing, or other body,
board, or authority from considering
the conviction specified
in the certificate.
(ii) A certificate of good conduct shall not limit or
introduction of evidence of a prior conviction for
purposes of impeachment of
a witness in a judicial or other
proceeding where otherwise authorized by the
(iii) A certificate of good conduct does not limit
, landlord, judicial proceeding, administrative,
licensing, or other body, board, or authority
criminal background information; nor does it hide, alter, or
expunge the record.
(c) An employer is not civilly or criminally liable for an
act or omission by an employee who has been issued a
certificate of good conduct, except for a willful or wanton act
by the employer in hiring the employee who has been issued a
certificate of good conduct.
(d) The existence of a certificate of good conduct does not
preclude a landlord or an administrative, licensing, or other
body, board, or authority from retaining full discretion to
grant or deny the application for housing or licensure.
(Source: P.A. 96-852, eff. 1-1-10.)