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 Bill Status of HB1095  94th General Assembly

Short Description:  JUROR PROTECTION ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Robert F. Flider and Karen A. Yarbrough

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Frank C. Watson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/12/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0186

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
720 ILCS 5/32-4from Ch. 38, par. 32-4

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Juror Protection Act. Provides that a person who represents himself or herself during any phase of a jury trial and is subsequently found guilty of any charge must seek and obtain leave of the court prior to making any attempt to contact any member of the jury panel, regardless of the reason for inquiry. Sets out a process for petitioning the court for leave to contact a member of the jury panel. Provides that any attempt to contact a member of the jury panel following that member's refusal to speak as outlined in the Act shall be deemed a violation of Section 32-4 of the Criminal Code of 1961. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Makes violation of the Juror Protection Act a Class 4 felony.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert F. Flider
  2/8/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2005HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  2/18/2005HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 016-000-000
  2/18/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/2/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  3/10/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  3/10/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/10/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Frank C. Watson
  3/10/2005SenateFirst Reading
  3/10/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/20/2005SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  4/20/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2005
  5/10/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 11, 2005
  5/18/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/18/2005HousePassed Both Houses
  6/16/2005HouseSent to the Governor
  7/12/2005HouseGovernor Approved
  7/12/2005HouseEffective Date January 1, 2006
  7/12/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0186

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