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 Bill Status of HB4212  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Michael W. Tryon - Ron Stephens - Mike Bost - Ronald A. Wait - Randy Ramey, Jr., Raymond Poe, Jerry L. Mitchell, Rich Brauer, JoAnn D. Osmond, Patricia R. Bellock, Renée Kosel, Jim Sacia, Robert W. Pritchard, Tom Cross, Thomas Holbrook, Linda Chapa LaVia, Kay Hatcher, Sandy Cole, Rosemary Mulligan, Mark H. Beaubien, Jr. and Mike Fortner

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pamela J. Althoff - Toi W. Hutchinson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/27/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0093

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Military and Veterans Court Act. Permits the Chief Judge of a judicial circuit to establish a military and veterans court program for veterans and active duty service members. Provides that in such judicial circuits, a veteran or active duty service member who has a substance abuse problem and who is subject to a criminal proceeding may with the consent of the prosecution and with the approval of the court be admitted into a military and veterans court program. Excludes from the program a veteran or active duty service member: charged with a crime of violence within the past 10 years, excluding incarceration time; who denies his or her use of or addiction to drugs; or who does not demonstrate a willingness to participate in a treatment program. Provides that the military and veterans court program shall include a regimen of graduated requirements, rewards and sanctions, including: fines, costs, restitution, public service employment, incarceration of up to 120 days, individual and group therapy, drug analysis testing, close court monitoring, educational or vocational counseling, and other requirements to fulfill the program. Provides for revocation and resentencing of the person who violates the conditions of the program or who engages in criminal conduct rendering the person unsuitable for the program, or who is not performing satisfactorily or not benefiting from the education, treatment or rehabilitation.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
New Act

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the same short title and substantially similar purpose provisions, except that a Military and Veterans Court Task Force is to study this subject. Creates a Military and Veterans Court Task Force comprised of members appointed as follows: one each by the Governor and Attorney General; one each by each legislative leader; one each by the law school deans of the John Marshall Law School, the Southern Illinois University School of Law, and the University of Illinois College of Law; one each by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court in Cook County and the Third Judicial Circuit. Provides that Task Force members shall meet every other week, provide for participation through technology, be paid for their expenses only, prepare recommendations, and submit a report to the General Assembly by November 1, 2009. Provides that the Task Force shall disband on June 1, 2010. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/27/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  2/27/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/27/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  2/27/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  2/27/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  2/27/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy Ramey, Jr.
  2/27/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  2/27/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  2/27/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  2/27/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  3/4/2009HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  3/10/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/10/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  3/10/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  3/10/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/12/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Cross
  3/12/2009HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 003-000-000
  3/12/2009HouseRemains in Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  3/12/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  3/12/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/12/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 007-000-000
  3/12/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  3/31/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  3/31/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/1/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/1/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2009HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  4/2/2009HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  4/2/2009HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
  4/2/2009HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/2/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  4/2/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  4/2/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 21, 2009
  4/2/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/15/2009SenateFirst Reading
  4/15/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/29/2009SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  5/6/2009SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 010-000-000
  5/6/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2009
  5/13/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2009
  5/15/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/15/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/15/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/12/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  7/27/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  7/27/2009HouseEffective Date July 27, 2009
  7/27/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0093

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