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 Bill Status of HB0598  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. William B. Black - Donald L. Moffitt - Naomi D. Jakobsson, Jack D. Franks and Linda Chapa LaVia

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Richard J. Winkel, Jr. - George P. Shadid)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/12/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0174

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/8-802.3 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure to create an informant's privilege. Provides that if an individual (i) submits information concerning a criminal act to a law enforcement agency or to a community organization that acts as an intermediary in reporting to law enforcement and (ii) requests anonymity, then the identity of that individual is privileged and confidential and is not subject to discovery or admissible in evidence in a proceeding. Provides that there is no privilege if a court, after a hearing in camera, finds that the party seeking discovery or the proponent of the evidence has shown that: (1) the identity of an individual who submits information concerning a criminal act is sought or offered in a court proceeding involving a felony or misdemeanor; (2) the evidence is not otherwise available; and (3) nondisclosure infringes upon a constitutional right of an accused, or there is a need for the evidence that substantially outweighs the interest in protecting confidentiality. Provides that the court may impose such sanctions as are necessary to enforce its order.

DateChamber Action
  1/27/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. William B. Black
  1/27/2005HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/2/2005HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  2/10/2005HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 013-000-000
  2/14/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/16/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/16/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/17/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  2/17/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  2/17/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  2/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/23/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  2/23/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading February 24, 2005
  2/23/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Richard J. Winkel, Jr.
  2/24/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/24/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  3/15/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. George P. Shadid
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/20/2005SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  4/20/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2005
  5/16/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2005
  5/17/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/17/2005HousePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2005HouseSent to the Governor
  7/12/2005HouseGovernor Approved
  7/12/2005HouseEffective Date January 1, 2006
  7/12/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0174

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