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 Bill Status of SB1761  100th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Daniel Biss and Cristina Castro

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/8/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 9, 2017

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.

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

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