Bill Status of HB4031 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM PRO-DISCOVERY-CHILD PORN
Rep. Natalie A. Manley
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that notwithstanding Illinois Supreme Court Rules, in a criminal proceeding, any property or material that constitutes child pornography shall remain in the care, custody, and control of either the State or the court. Provides that a court shall deny, in any criminal proceeding, any request by the defendant to copy, photograph, duplicate, or otherwise reproduce any property or material that constitutes child pornography, so long as the prosecution makes the property or material reasonably available to the defendant. Provides that property or material shall be deemed to be reasonably available to the defendant if the prosecution provides ample opportunity for inspection, viewing, and examination at a government facility of the property or material by the defendant, his or her attorney, and any individual the defendant may seek to qualify to furnish expert testimony at trial.