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 Bill Status of HB2790  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PUBLIC DEFENDER-IMMIGRATION

House Sponsors
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz - Emanuel Chris Welch, Elizabeth Hernandez, Lindsey LaPointe, Daniel Didech, Will Guzzardi, Delia C. Ramirez, Aaron M. Ortiz, Theresa Mah, Anne Stava-Murray, Denyse Wang Stoneback, Ann M. Williams, Margaret Croke, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Kambium Buckner, Dagmara Avelar, Robyn Gabel, Kelly M. Cassidy, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Eva Dina Delgado, Michelle Mussman and Maurice A. West, II

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Omar Aquino - Celina Villanueva - Ram Villivalam - Robert Peters - Patricia Van Pelt, Mike Simmons, Antonio Muñoz, Cristina Castro, Sara Feigenholtz, Adriane Johnson, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Laura Fine, Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas, Karina Villa, Robert F. Martwick and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/29/2021HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/3-4004.2from Ch. 34, par. 3-4004.2
55 ILCS 5/3-4004.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, in counties with a population over 3,000,000, the Public Defender, without fee or appointment and with the approval of the county board, may act as attorney to noncitizens in immigration cases related to or resulting from an underlying court matter in which the Public Defender served as attorney before he or she became the Public Defender. Provides that representation by the Public Defender in immigration cases is limited to those arising in immigration courts located within the geographical boundaries of the county where the Public Defender has been appointed to office unless the board authorizes the Public Defender to provide representation outside the county.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
55 ILCS 5/3-4004.2
55 ILCS 5/3-4004.5 new
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/3-4006from Ch. 34, par. 3-4006

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, in counties with a population over 3,000,000, the public defender, without fee or appointment and with the concurrence of the county board, may act as attorney to noncitizens in immigration cases. Provides that representation by the public defender in immigration cases shall be limited to those arising in immigration courts located within the geographical boundaries of the county where the public defender has been appointed to office unless the board authorizes the public defender to provide representation outside the county.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  3/9/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/9/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  3/17/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Immigration & Human Rights Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/17/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Immigration & Human Rights Committee; 007-001-000
  3/18/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/15/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 072-042-000
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/19/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  4/30/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/4/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/4/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/13/2021SenateDo Pass Executive; 009-004-000
  5/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2021
  5/14/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2021
  5/17/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  5/24/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/26/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/31/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 036-018-000
  5/31/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2021HouseSent to the Governor

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