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 Bill Status of HB3055  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  PRISONER RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Theresa Mah - Maurice A. West, II - Carol Ammons - Abdelnasser Rashid - Nabeela Syed, Anne Stava-Murray, Dagmara Avelar, Will Guzzardi, Hoan Huynh, Sonya M. Harper, Aaron M. Ortiz and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Michael E. Hastings)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/1/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0331

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
730 ILCS 5/3-7-2from Ch. 38, par. 1003-7-2


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Faith Behind Bars Act. Provides that a person committed to a correctional institution or facility has a constitutional right to practice his or her faith in the correctional institution or facility absent harm and without undue burden to the State's correctional system. Provides that a committed person belonging to a faith group in a correctional institution or facility shall have access to pastoral and spiritual care absent harm and without undue burden to the State's correctional system. Provides that a correctional institution or facility shall provide reading materials for diverse faith groups, including, but not limited to, spiritual, religious texts, prayer manuals, prayer mats, and other requested material from committed persons. Provides that all correctional institutions and facilities in the State shall provide committed persons the ability to pray by facilitating time and clean location, fast by allowing a committed person to abstain from food when appropriate, and respect for dietary restrictions absent harm and without undue burden to the State's correctional system. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections to make a conforming change.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill. In the Faith Behind Bars Act, changes definitions of "chaplaincy services" and "undue burden". Provides that a committed person has a right (rather than a constitutional right) to practice his or her faith group in a correctional institution or facility absent or without undue burden to the State's correctional system. Provides that absent harm or undue burden a correctional institution or facility shall provide reading materials for diverse faith groups. Provides in determining whether an action would result in an undue burden, warden or chief administrative officer of the correctional institution or facility shall consider security requirements that are necessary.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/17/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Restorative Justice
  3/9/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Restorative Justice; 009-000-000
  3/9/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/16/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/20/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  3/20/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/20/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/21/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Hoan Huynh
  3/21/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/21/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Restorative Justice
  3/23/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Restorative Justice; 009-000-000
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid
  3/23/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid
  3/23/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Nabeela Syed
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/23/2023HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/23/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/27/2023SenateArrive in Senate
  3/27/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 28, 2023
  3/28/2023SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/28/2023SenateFirst Reading
  3/28/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/12/2023SenateAssigned to Senate Special Committee on Criminal Law and Public Safety
  4/20/2023SenateDo Pass Senate Special Committee on Criminal Law and Public Safety; 009-000-000
  4/20/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 25, 2023
  5/3/2023SenateSecond Reading
  5/3/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 4, 2023
  5/4/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/11/2023SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 25, 2023
  5/12/2023SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 19, 2023
  5/19/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/19/2023HousePassed Both Houses
  6/16/2023HouseSent to the Governor
  7/28/2023HouseGovernor Approved
  7/28/2023HouseEffective Date January 1, 2024
  8/1/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0331

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