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 Bill Status of SB1444  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  REINSTATES DEATH SENTENCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jason Plummer - Neil Anderson - Brian W. Stewart

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 140/7.5
720 ILCS 5/9-1from Ch. 38, par. 9-1
725 ILCS 5/113-3from Ch. 38, par. 113-3
725 ILCS 5/119-1
725 ILCS 105/10from Ch. 38, par. 208-10


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 relating to first degree murder. Adds and eliminates aggravating factors for which the death penalty may be imposed. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Eliminates provision that abolishes the sentence of death. Enacts the Capital Crimes Litigation Act of 2019. Provides that all unobligated and unexpended moneys remaining in the Death Penalty Abolition Fund on the effective date of the amendatory Act shall be transferred into the Capital Litigation Trust Fund. Amends the State Appellate Defender Act. Provides that in cases in which a death sentence is an authorized disposition, the State Appellate Defender shall provide trial counsel with legal assistance and the assistance of expert witnesses, investigators, and mitigation specialists from funds appropriated to the State Appellate Defender specifically for that purpose by the General Assembly. Provides that the Office of State Appellate Defender shall not be appointed to serve as trial counsel in capital cases.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jason Plummer
  2/13/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/13/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2019SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/20/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  2/21/2019SenateTo Subcommittee on Special Issues (EX)
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/26/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Brian W. Stewart
  3/28/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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