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 Bill Status of HB5771  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  CD CORR-GOOD CONDUCT&RELIEF

House Sponsors
Rep. Esther Golar

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter - Kimberly A. Lightford and Emil Jones, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/27/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1113

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-15
730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-25
730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-30


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections concerning certificates of good conduct and certificates of relief from disabilities. Provides that the certificate may be granted to an eligible offender who has demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence (rather than by clear and convincing evidence) that he or she has been a law-abiding citizen and is fully rehabilitated. Provides that the applicant has conducted himself or herself in a manner warranting the issuance of the certificate of good conduct for a minimum period of one year (rather than 3 years if the person was convicted of a felony and one year if the person was convicted of a misdemeanor).

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-5

Further amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a person is eligible for relief from disabilities and a certificate of good conduct if he or she has been convicted of a crime in this State or of an offense in any other jurisdiction that does not include any offense or attempted offense that would subject a person to registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act, the Arsonist Registration Act, or the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act. Provides that an eligible offender does not include a person who has been convicted of committing or attempting to commit a Class X felony, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, aggravated domestic battery, or a forcible felony. Deletes provision that a person who has been convicted more than twice of a felony is ineligible for relief.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-15
730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-25

Restores provisions that a certificate of relief from disabilities and a certificate of good conduct may not be issued unless the court is satisfied of certain factors based on clear and convincing evidence. Provides that the minimum period of good conduct in which the applicant must have conducted himself or herself if the most serious crime of which the individual was convicted is a misdemeanor shall be one year and if the most serious crime of which the individual was convicted is a Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 felony shall be 2 (rather than 3) years.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  2/16/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2012HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) March 30, 2012
  3/22/2012HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  3/27/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  3/27/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  3/28/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/28/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 005-003-000
  3/28/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2012HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 060-049-000
  4/11/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  4/11/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 17, 2012
  4/11/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/17/2012SenateFirst Reading
  4/17/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2012SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/2/2012SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 006-001-000
  5/2/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 3, 2012
  5/14/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/14/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  5/16/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 007-001-000
  5/18/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/18/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Hunter
  5/18/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2012
  5/22/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/22/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 038-017-000
  5/22/2012HouseArrived in House
  5/22/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/28/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Esther Golar
  5/28/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  5/29/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 007-002-000
  5/30/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 067-050-000
  5/30/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/30/2012HousePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2012HouseSent to the Governor
  8/27/2012HouseGovernor Approved
  8/27/2012HouseEffective Date January 1, 2013
  8/27/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1113

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