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Full Text of HB3587  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Justin Slaughter

Filed: 4/20/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3587 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Resentencing Task Force Act.
6    Section 5. Purpose; findings. The State is committed to
7ensuring that sentences of imprisonment continue to advance
8the interest of justice and promote public safety. The task
9force is created by recognizing that in this State, once a
10person is sentenced, there are few meaningful opportunities
11for release.
12    Section 10. Resentencing Task Force; creation. There is
13created the Resentencing Task Force. The task force shall
14study innovative ways to reduce the prison population in
15Illinois from initiations of resentencing motions filed by



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1State's Attorneys, the Illinois Department of Corrections and
2the judicial branch. The task force further aims to
3acknowledge that employees who work for the Illinois
4Department of Corrections and other members of law enforcement
5may be affected by the reduction of the prison population.
6This task force shall also consider ways to train and refocus
7the workforce in communities where many jobs are with the
8Illinois Department of Corrections and law enforcement.
9    Section 15. Task Force Members.
10    (a) The Resentencing Task Force shall consist of the
11following members:
12        (1) a member of the House of Representatives appointed
13    by the Speaker of the House;
14        (2) a member of the House of Representatives appointed
15    by the Minority Leader of the House;
16        (3) a member of the Senate appointed by the President
17    of the Senate;
18        (4) a member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
19    Leader of the Senate;
20        (5) a member appointed by a statewide agency that
21    represents State's Attorneys and is elected to a county of
22    under one million people or his or her designee;
23        (6) a member appointed by a statewide agency that
24    represents State's Attorneys;
25        (7) a member appointed by the Office of the State



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1    Appellate Defender;
2        (8) a member appointed by an organization that
3    advocates for victims' rights;
4        (9) a member appointed by an organization that
5    advocates for sentencing reform;
6        (10) a member appointed by an organization
7    representing the interests of members of a labor union;
8        (11) a member appointed by the Illinois Sentencing
9    Policy Advisory Council; and
10        (12) a retired judge appointed by the Governor.
11    (b) The task force shall meet no less than 4 times and
12shall provide recommendations for legislation to the General
13Assembly and the Governor's Office on or before January 1,
15    (c) The members of the task force shall serve without
17    (d) The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
18shall provide administrative and technical support for the
19task force and are responsible for appointing a chairperson
20and ensuring the requirements of the task force are met.
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.".