Bill Status of HB2427  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray - Carol Ammons, Dave Vella and Seth Lewis

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Karina Villa - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Patricia Van Pelt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0430

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/3-4013 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Defender and Appointed Counsel Division of the Counties Code. Creates the Public Defender Quality Defense Task Force. Provides that the Task Force is established to: (i) examine the current caseload and determine the optimal caseload for public defenders in the State; (ii) examine the quality of legal services being offered to defendants by public defenders of the State; and (iii) make recommendations to improve the caseload of public defenders and quality of legal services offered by public defenders. Provides that the Task Force shall hold a minimum of 2 public hearings and at other times of its choosing. Provides that the Task Force shall prepare a report that summarizes its work and makes recommendations resulting from its study to the General Assembly and Governor no later than December 31, 2022. Repeals the provisions on December 31, 2023. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/16/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 019-000-000
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  3/18/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/6/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/6/2021HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  4/15/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/15/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/16/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 108-005-000
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  4/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/11/2021SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/19/2021SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 009-000-000
  5/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 20, 2021
  5/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2021
  5/25/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/26/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 28, 2021
  5/29/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-001-000
  5/29/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  8/20/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  8/20/2021HouseEffective Date August 20, 2021
  8/20/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0430