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 Bill Status of SB1654  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura Ellman

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/3-4015 new
725 ILCS 105/2from Ch. 38, par. 208-2
725 ILCS 105/4.1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Appellate Defender Act. Creates the Illinois Public Defense Board within the Office of the State Appellate Defender. Provides that the Board shall be composed of 9 members. Provides that 8 of the members shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and one of the members shall be the State Appellate Defender and shall serve as chairperson of the Board. Provides that the Board members shall serve terms of 4 years and may be reappointed by the Governor. Provides that the Governor may remove a member of the Board for incompetence, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office. Provides that the Board shall appoint an Executive Director to oversee the operations of all public defenders in the State. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Executive Director shall hire permanent staff to carry out the Board's duties. Provides that the Board shall: (1) oversee trial level indigent defense services throughout the 102 counties of the State; (2) establish uniform standards for the conduct of indigent defense services throughout the State; and (3) provide training and regional supervision of indigent defense services throughout the State. Amends the Counties Code to make a conforming change.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura Ellman
  2/8/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

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