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AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is
amended by changing Section 115-7.4 as follows:
(725 ILCS 5/115-7.4)
Evidence in domestic violence cases.
(a) In a criminal prosecution in which the defendant is
accused of an offense of domestic violence as defined in
paragraphs (1) and (3) of Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic
Violence Act of 1986,
or first degree murder or second degree
murder when the commission of the offense involves domestic
evidence of the defendant's commission of another
offense or offenses of domestic violence is admissible, and may
be considered for its bearing on any matter to which it is
(b) In weighing the probative value of the evidence against
undue prejudice to the defendant, the court may consider:
(1) the proximity in time to the charged or predicate
(2) the degree of factual similarity to the charged or
predicate offense; or
(3) other relevant facts and circumstances.