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Public Act 102-0099


 

Public Act 0099 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0099
 
HB3587 EnrolledLRB102 14126 KMF 19478 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Resentencing Task Force Act.
 
    Section 5. Purpose; findings. The State is committed to
ensuring that sentences of imprisonment continue to advance
the interest of justice and promote public safety. The task
force is created by recognizing that in this State, once a
person is sentenced, there are few meaningful opportunities
for release.
 
    Section 10. Resentencing Task Force; creation. There is
created the Resentencing Task Force. The task force shall
study innovative ways to reduce the prison population in
Illinois from initiations of resentencing motions filed by
incarcerated individuals, State's Attorneys, the Illinois
Department of Corrections and the judicial branch.
 
    Section 15. Task Force Members.
    (a) The Resentencing Task Force shall consist of the
following members:
        (1) a member of the House of Representatives appointed
    by the Speaker of the House;
        (2) a member of the House of Representatives appointed
    by the Minority Leader of the House;
        (3) a member of the Senate appointed by the President
    of the Senate;
        (4) a member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
    Leader of the Senate;
        (5) a member appointed by a statewide agency that
    represents State's Attorneys and is elected to a county of
    under one million people or his or her designee;
        (6) a member appointed by a statewide agency that
    represents State's Attorneys;
        (7) a member appointed by the Office of the State
    Appellate Defender;
        (8) a member appointed by an organization that
    advocates for victims' rights;
        (9) a member appointed by an organization that
    advocates for sentencing reform;
        (10) a member appointed by the Illinois Sentencing
    Policy Advisory Council;
        (11) 3 retired judges appointed by the Governor, each
    from a different judicial circuit or judicial district;
        (12) a member of law enforcement appointed by an
    association representing law enforcement;
        (13) a member representing the private criminal
    defense bar;
        (14) a member appointed by the Public Defender's
    Association; and
        (15) a member appointed by the Department of
    Corrections.
    (b) The task force shall meet no less than 4 times and
shall provide recommendations for legislation to the General
Assembly and the Governor's Office on or before July 1, 2022.
    (c) The members of the task force shall serve without
compensation.
    (d) The Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council shall
provide administrative and technical support for the task
force and are responsible for appointing a chairperson and
ensuring the requirements of the task force are met.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 07/15/2021