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 Bill Status of SB0563  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  JUDICIAL QUALITY ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Omar Aquino - Mattie Hunter - Laura M. Murphy - Mike Simmons and Robert Peters

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/7/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Judicial Quality Act. Requires the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts to develop and implement an ongoing education and training program for judges and relevant court personnel regarding domestic violence or intimate partner violence, child abuse, racial bias in sentencing, cultural competency, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals, and the impact of trauma on youth brain development. Provides requirements for the education and training program. Allows the education and training program to be conducted virtually or held through an in-person convening.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the education and training program shall include: hearing live testimony from individuals who may have been sentenced to 20 years or more or detained pretrial; and all judicial personnel (rather than no less than a quarter of State judges and relevant court personnel).

DateChamber Action
  2/23/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
  2/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/15/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/15/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/17/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/17/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 011-006-000
  3/17/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 23, 2021
  3/19/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/23/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/14/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/21/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 22, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2021
  4/30/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 7, 2021
  5/7/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons

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