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 Bill Status of HB0430  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  CD CORR-CLASS 3&4 FELONIES

House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Rita Mayfield - Mary E. Flowers and Carol Ammons

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-40
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-45
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-52 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a defendant who has been convicted of a non-violent offense which is classified as a Class 3 felony or a Class 4 felony and who has not been previously convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may petition the court to be sentenced to a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that the court may grant the motion after considering the circumstances of the offense, and the history, character, and condition of the offender, and if the court is of the opinion that: (1) the defendant is not likely to commit further crimes; (2) the defendant and the public would be best served if the defendant were not to receive a felony sentence; and (3) in the best interests of justice a sentence of a Class A misdemeanor is more appropriate than a sentence for a Class 3 felony or a Class 4 felony. Provides that if the court grants the motion, the court shall sentence the defendant to a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that this sentencing provision may occur only once with respect to any person. Defines "non-violent offense".

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/30/2015HouseFirst Reading
  1/30/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/13/2015HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/26/2015HouseTo Sentencing, Penalties, and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
  3/3/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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