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 Bill Status of HB4976  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski - Sara Feigenholtz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
725 ILCS 5/104-15from Ch. 38, par. 104-15
725 ILCS 5/104-20from Ch. 38, par. 104-20
730 ILCS 5/5-2-4from Ch. 38, par. 1005-2-4

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 concerning unfit defendants. Provides that if the report to the court, the State, and the defense indicates that the defendant is not fit to stand trial or to plead because of a disability, the report shall include an opinion as to the likelihood of the defendant attaining fitness within a period of time from the date of the finding of unfitness (rather than one year) if provided with a course of treatment. Provides that for a defendant charged with a felony, the period of time shall be one year. Provides that for a defendant charged with a misdemeanor, the period of time shall be no longer than the maximum term of imprisonment for the most serious offense. Provides that the facility director shall provide a report to the court on the defendant's status toward restoration of fitness every 60 days from the date of the initial court order and thereafter. Provides that not more than 30 days after admission and every 90 (rather than 60) days thereafter so long as the initial order remains in effect, the facility director shall file a treatment plan report in writing with the court and forward a copy of the treatment plan report to the clerk of the court, the State's Attorney, and the defendant's attorney, if the defendant is represented by counsel, or to a person authorized by the defendant under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act to be sent a copy of the report. Effective January 1, 2017.

DateChamber Action
  2/5/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/8/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/4/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 015-000-000
  4/5/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/14/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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