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 Bill Status of HB3718  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  JUVENILE COURT/CORRECTIONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Elaine Nekritz - Barbara Flynn Currie - Mary E. Flowers - La Shawn K. Ford - Sara Feigenholtz, Robyn Gabel, Will Guzzardi, Rita Mayfield, Emanuel Chris Welch, Daniel J. Burke, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., David Harris, Carol Ammons, Camille Y. Lilly, Arthur Turner, Patricia R. Bellock, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Esther Golar and Litesa E. Wallace

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kwame Raoul - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Michael Connelly - Donne E. Trotter, Sue Rezin, Chris Nybo, Antonio Muņoz, John G. Mulroe, Napoleon Harris, III, Melinda Bush, Patricia Van Pelt, William Delgado and Linda Holmes)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/4/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0258

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 405/6-12


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that local law enforcement, the State Board of Education, the Department of Human Services, and the Public Defender may designate representatives to serve on county juvenile justice councils. Provides that the Justice Advisory Council Director or his or her designee, or if the county has no Justice Advisory Council Director, the State's Attorney, shall serve as interim chairperson. Provides that the chairperson shall appoint additional members of the council which are representatives of local law enforcement, juvenile justice agencies, faith organizations, schools, businesses, and community organizations. Provides for the creation of Local Advisory Committees, and that 20% of the membership of these Committees must be local-justice involved youths aged 16-21. Provides that the duties and responsibilities of the Juvenile Justice Council includes facilitating community based collaboration and perspective on oversight, research, and evaluation of activities, programs, and policies directed towards and impacting the lives of juveniles.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Reinserts the provisions of the bill. Reinserts provision allowing a county to establish a county juvenile justice council. Provides that the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center shall designate a representative to serve on the council. Provides that Local Advisory Committees may (rather than shall) represent local communities in each township. Provides that if the county has no Justice Advisory Council Director, the State's Attorney, or his or her designee, shall serve as interim chairperson of the council.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
705 ILCS 405/6-12
Adds reference to:
705 ILCS 405/5-130
705 ILCS 405/5-407
705 ILCS 405/5-805
705 ILCS 405/5-810
705 ILCS 405/5-822 new
705 ILCS 405/5-821 rep.
730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-105 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Eliminates mandatory transfers. Provides for presumptive transfers of a minor 15 years of age or older who commits an act that constitutes a forcible felony under the laws of this State, and if a motion by the State's Attorney to prosecute the minor under the criminal laws of Illinois for the alleged forcible felony alleges that (i) the minor has previously been adjudicated delinquent or found guilty for commission of an act that constitutes a forcible felony under the laws of this State or any other state and (ii) the act that constitutes the offense was committed in furtherance of criminal activity by an organized gang. In the excluded jurisdiction provisions, Increases from at least 15 to at least 16 years of age, the automatic adult prosecution of a person charged with: (1) first degree murder, (2) aggravated criminal sexual assault, or (3) aggravated battery with a firearm where the minor personally discharged a firearm. Deletes the automatic adult prosecution of a person at least 15 years of age for armed robbery when the armed robbery was committed with a firearm, or aggravated vehicular hijacking when the hijacking was committed with a firearm. Provides that each circuit clerk shall track the filing, processing, and disposition of all cases: (1) initiated in criminal court as a result of excluded jurisdiction; (2) in which a motion to transfer for adult prosecution was filed by the State; (3) in which a motion for extended jurisdiction was filed by the State; (4) in which a designation is sought of a Habitual Juvenile Offender; and (5) in which a designation is sought of a Violent Juvenile Offender. Provides that on January 15 and June 15 of each year beginning 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the clerk of each county shall submit a report outlining all of certain descriptive information concerning the defendants to the General Assembly and the county board of the clerk's respective county. Repeals provision that authorizes the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to commission a study on the changes in jurisdiction made in the amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and requests that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority provide a written report to the General Assembly 3 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly (August 12, 2008). Provides that the amendatory changes to the transfer of jurisdiction provisions are prospective. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the court, at the sentencing hearing, shall consider specified mitigating factors before sentencing a person who was under 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense. Establishes special sentencing provisions if a person under 18 is convicted of first degree murder of certain persons.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. William Davis
  2/26/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2015HouseAssigned to Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee
  3/17/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee; 015-000-000
  3/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. William Davis
  3/24/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/25/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/14/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/14/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/15/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/15/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 16, 2015
  4/15/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/15/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/16/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/16/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2015SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  4/29/2015SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
  4/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/5/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/5/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/5/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  5/5/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  5/5/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  5/6/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  5/6/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/6/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/6/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/6/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Criminal Law; 010-001-000
  5/6/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2015
  5/6/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/7/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/12/2015SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/13/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/14/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2015
  5/15/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/19/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/19/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 048-006-000
  5/20/2015HouseArrived in House
  5/20/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/20/2015HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  5/20/2015HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/20/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  5/20/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/22/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/25/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee
  5/27/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee; 016-000-000
  5/31/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 079-032-000
  5/31/2015HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/31/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/31/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/31/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  5/31/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  5/31/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  6/29/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  8/4/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  8/4/2015HouseEffective Date January 1, 2016
  8/4/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0258

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