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 Bill Status of HB0259  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ISOLATED CONFINEMENT

House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Mary E. Flowers - Will Guzzardi - Robyn Gabel - Kelly M. Cassidy, Lou Lang, Sonya M. Harper, Gregory Harris, David Harris, Emanuel Chris Welch, Justin Slaughter, Juliana Stratton, Silvana Tabares, Rita Mayfield, Camille Y. Lilly, André Thapedi, Arthur Turner, Barbara Flynn Currie, Theresa Mah, Robert Rita, Carol Ammons, Christian L. Mitchell, Elizabeth Hernandez and Melissa Conyears-Ervin

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
730 ILCS 5/3-8-7from Ch. 38, par. 1003-8-7


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act. Restricts the use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities in the State. Provides that a committed person shall not be placed in isolated confinement unless there is reasonable cause to believe that the committed person would create a substantial risk of immediate serious harm to himself, herself, or another, and a less restrictive intervention would be insufficient to reduce this risk and the correctional facility shall bear the burden of establishing this standard. Provides that a committed person shall not be placed in isolated confinement before receiving a personal and comprehensive medical and mental health examination conducted by a clinician. Defines "clinician" as: (1) a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, or has completed 4 years of an accredited post-graduate training program in psychiatry; or (2) a licensed clinical psychologist. Provides that a committed person held in emergency confinement shall receive an initial medical and mental health evaluation within 2 hours. Establishes conditions in which a committed person may be placed in protective custody. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2018, except that the Department of Corrections rules provisions are effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act. Provides that a committed person may not be placed in isolated confinement for more than 10 consecutive days. Provides that a committed person may not be placed in isolated confinement for more than 10 days in any 180-day period. Provides that while out of cell, committed persons may have access to activities, including but not limited to: job assignments, educational classes, vocational classes, meals, recreation, yard or gymnasium, day room, medical appointments, visits, and group therapy. Provides exceptions. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall post on the Department's official website quarterly reports on the use of isolated confinement. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2018, except that some provisions effective immediately.

 Correctional Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept of Corrections)
 These enhancements would not result in an increase of offenders in the prison population and will have an unknown fiscal impact on the Department over the first ten years after enactment. There would be policy and reporting requirements for the Department associated with these provisions that could be handled by current staff at no additional cost.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept of Corrections)
 These enhancements would not result in an increase of offenders in the prison population and will have an unknown fiscal impact on the Department over the first ten years after enactment. There would be policy and reporting requirements for the Department associated with these provisions that could be handled by current staff at no additional cost.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/19/2016HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Restorative Justice Committee
  2/22/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  2/22/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/23/2017HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/7/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/9/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Restorative Justice Committee; 008-003-000
  3/9/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Restorative Justice Committee; 007-004-000
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/10/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  3/13/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  3/15/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Correctional Note Filed as Amended
  3/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/23/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/26/2017HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed to Table Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/27/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/18/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Prevailed
  5/18/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled

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