Bill Status of HB4527 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: SECOND CHANCE STATE REIMAGINED
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy and Barbara Hernandez
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Second Chance State Reimagined Justice Act. Contains declarations and findings. Provides that the clerk of the circuit court shall provide an arraigned defendant with written information about the Reimagined Justice Program, sets forth criteria for participation in a Program, and provides that, if an eligible defendant consents to participation in a Program, a pretrial navigator assigned to the eligible defendant shall create a proposed Program. Specifies the contents of a proposed Reimagined Justice Program. Provides that the court shall conduct a hearing on the eligible defendant's proposed Reimagined Justice Program. Provides for procedure and matters to be considered at the hearing and for the approval, modification, or rejection of the proposed Reimagined Justice Program. Provides for the implementation and completion of the Reimagined Justice Program or for the resumption of criminal proceedings under specified circumstances. Provides that the Department of Returning Resident Affairs shall annually report on the efficacy of the Reimagined Justice Program. Amends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides for the immediate expungement of certain records under specified circumstances. Amends the Fines Article of the Unified Code of Corrections. In provisions regarding the determination of the amount and method of payment of a fine, adds criteria to be considered by the court and applies specified provisions to restitution. Adds provisions regarding collection of fines and restitution and the revocation of a fine or restitution. Repeals a Section providing that an offender who defaults in the payment of a fine or any installment of that fine may be held in contempt and imprisoned for nonpayment and that the court may issue a summons or a warrant of arrest. Contains provisions regarding severability and other matters. Effective immediately, but certain provisions do not take effect at all unless another Act becomes law.