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 Bill Status of SB1761  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CRIM CD-SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Daniel Biss - Don Harmon, Cristina Castro, Kimberly A. Lightford and Toi W. Hutchinson

House Sponsors
(Rep. Litesa E. Wallace - Will Guzzardi - Anna Moeller - Kelly M. Cassidy - Juliana Stratton, Ann M. Williams, Cynthia Soto, Theresa Mah, Laura Fine, Sam Yingling and Emanuel Chris Welch)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0460

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/9-1from Ch. 38, par. 9-1
720 ILCS 5/9-2from Ch. 38, par. 9-2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a non-violent sexual advance, nor the discovery, knowledge, or perception of a person's sex or sexual orientation, including under circumstances in which the defendant and victim dated or had a romantic or sexual relationship, cannot be mitigating factors relevant to the imposition of the death penalty for first degree murder (no effect unless the death penalty is reinstated for the offense). Also provides that the same conduct does not constitute serious provocation for second degree murder.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that that an action that does not otherwise mitigate first degree murder cannot qualify as a mitigating factor for first degree murder because of the discovery, knowledge, or disclosure of the victim's sexual orientation. Provides that the same conduct does not constitute serious provocation for second degree murder.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  3/8/2017SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 007-002-002
  3/8/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 9, 2017
  3/24/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  3/24/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/28/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
  4/6/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
  4/25/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
  4/26/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/26/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/27/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/2/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  5/3/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
  5/3/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 009-000-001
  5/5/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Biss
  5/5/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/5/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/5/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 041-000-000
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/8/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/8/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  5/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/10/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  5/10/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/10/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/11/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  5/11/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/11/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/12/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/12/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/15/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  5/19/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/19/2017HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/19/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  5/19/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/25/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-000-000
  5/25/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/31/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 104-000-000
  5/31/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/25/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/25/2017SenateEffective Date January 1, 2018
  8/25/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0460

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