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 Bill Status of HB3710  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  DRUG PENALTIES-REDUCED

House Sponsors
Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-110 new
730 ILCS 5/5-8-9 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that in the case of a person who is, at the time of the effective date of the amendatory Act, incarcerated for a felony offense under the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act that has been subsequently reclassified as a misdemeanor, the sentencing court, the Director of Corrections, or the incarcerated person may make a motion to recall the original sentence issued and re-sentence the person to a misdemeanor sentence. Creates the Justice Reinvestment Fund in the State treasury for: (1) addressing the destabilizing effects that high incarceration rates have had on families and communities; (2) targeting the community conditions that perpetuate the cycle of crime; (3) providing formerly incarcerated persons a better chance to succeed outside of prison; and (4) providing support to victims. Provides that on or before August 31, 2018, and on or before August 31 of the next 9 fiscal years thereafter, the Comptroller shall transfer from the General Revenue Fund to the Justice Reinvestment Fund 85% of the total savings calculated by the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council from the reduction of the prison population as a result of the reduced sentences provided by the amendatory Act. Amends the State Finance Act to make conforming changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-110 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Deletes the provision allowing a person who is, at the time of the effective date of the bill, incarcerated for a felony offense under the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act that has been subsequently reclassified as a misdemeanor, to make a motion to recall the original sentence issued and re-sentence the person to a misdemeanor sentence. Provides that on or before August 31, 2018, and on or before August 31 of the next 9 fiscal years thereafter, the Comptroller shall transfer from the General Revenue Fund to the Justice Reinvestment Fund 85% of the total savings calculated by the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council from costs savings from criminal justice reforms enacted into law (rather than savings from the reduction of the prison population as a result of the reduced sentences provided by the deleted provision). Amends the State Finance Act to make conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/30/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Criminal Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/30/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-000-000
  3/30/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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