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 Bill Status of SB0049  95th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. John J. Cullerton - Kwame Raoul - Jacqueline Y. Collins

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Second Chance Act. Creates a Second Chance Commission in each of the 5 judicial districts of the State appointed by the presiding appellate judge of the district. Provides that a Commission shall deliberate petitions for relief filed by defendants after the final disposition of their criminal cases. Provides that a Commission may grant: expungement of criminal records; sealing of criminal records; a waiver of disabilities barring employment, licensing, benefits, or another right or privilege; or certificates of good conduct. Establishes criteria to be used in determining whether or not to grant relief. Establishes procedures by which the State's Attorney, the arresting agency, the Department of State Police, or the chief legal officer of the unit of local government effecting the defendant's arrest may file an objection to the petition. Creates a private right of action against a person for maintaining, revealing, or otherwise using a record in violation of an order granting expungement, sealing of criminal records, or a waiver of disabilities, and sets forth relief that may be awarded in such an action.

DateChamber Action
  1/31/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/31/2007SenateFirst Reading
  1/31/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/7/2007SenateAssigned to Judiciary Criminal Law
  2/21/2007SenatePostponed - Judiciary Criminal Law
  2/22/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/1/2007SenatePostponed - Judiciary Criminal Law
  3/7/2007SenatePostponed - Judiciary Criminal Law
  3/12/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/16/2007SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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