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 Bill Status of HB4059  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. John M. Cabello - Edward J. Acevedo - Brian W. Stewart - John D. Anthony - Jerry Costello, II, Bill Mitchell and Terri Bryant

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 140/7.5
720 ILCS 5/9-1from Ch. 38, par. 9-1
725 ILCS 5/113-3from Ch. 38, par. 113-3
725 ILCS 5/119-1
725 ILCS 105/10from Ch. 38, par. 208-10

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to first degree murder. Adds and eliminates aggravating factors for which the death penalty may be imposed. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Eliminates provision that abolishes the sentence of death. Enacts the Capital Crimes Litigation Act of 2015. Provides that all unobligated and unexpended moneys remaining in the Death Penalty Abolition Fund on the effective date of the amendatory Act shall be transferred into the Capital Litigation Trust Fund. Amends the State Appellate Defender Act. Provides that in cases in which a death sentence is an authorized disposition, the State Appellate Defender shall provide trial counsel with legal assistance and the assistance of expert witnesses, investigators, and mitigation specialists from funds appropriated to the State Appellate Defender specifically for that purpose by the General Assembly. Provides that the Office of State Appellate Defender shall not be appointed to serve as trial counsel in capital cases.

DateChamber Action
  2/27/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John M. Cabello
  2/27/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/27/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/5/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  3/5/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  3/10/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  9/21/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  12/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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