Bill Status of SB2479 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM PRO-INFORMANT TESTIMONY
Sen. Michael E. Hastings
|Criminal Law Hearing Feb 20 2018 4:00PM Capitol 400 Springfield, IL |
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Expands the informant testimony provisions from capital cases to first degree murder, intentional homicide of an unborn child, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter of an unborn child, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide of an unborn child, drug-induced homicide, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, or aggravated arson. Provides that the court may permit the prosecution to disclose its intent to introduce the testimony of an informant with less notice than the 30-day notice period required, if the court finds that the informant was not known prior to the 30-day notice period and could not have been discovered or obtained by the exercise of due diligence by the prosecution prior to the 30-day notice period. Provides that upon good cause shown, the court may set a reasonable notice period under the circumstances or may continue the trial on its own motion to allow for a reasonable notice period, which motion shall toll the speedy trial period for the period of the continuance. Provides that if a lawful recording of an incriminating statement is made of an accused to an informant or of a statement made by an informant to law enforcement or the prosecution, including any deal, promise, inducement, or other benefit offered to the informant, the accused may request a reliability hearing and the prosecution shall be subject to the disclosure requirements. Makes other changes.