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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
(725 ILCS 205/) Sexually Dangerous Persons Act.

725 ILCS 205/Art. 105

 
    (725 ILCS 205/Art. 105 heading)
ARTICLE 105. SEXUALLY DANGEROUS PERSONS

725 ILCS 205/0.01

    (725 ILCS 205/0.01) (from Ch. 38, par. 105)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

725 ILCS 205/1.01

    (725 ILCS 205/1.01) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-1.01)
    Sec. 1.01. As used in this Act:
    All persons suffering from a mental disorder, which mental disorder has existed for a period of not less than one year, immediately prior to the filing of the petition hereinafter provided for, coupled with criminal propensities to the commission of sex offenses, and who have demonstrated propensities toward acts of sexual assault or acts of sexual molestation of children, are hereby declared sexually dangerous persons.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 1144.)

725 ILCS 205/2

    (725 ILCS 205/2) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-2)
    Sec. 2. Jurisdiction of proceedings under this Act is vested in the circuit courts in this State, for the purpose of conducting hearings for commitment and detention of such persons, as hereinafter provided.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3462.)

725 ILCS 205/3

    (725 ILCS 205/3) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-3)
    Sec. 3. When any person is charged with a criminal offense and it shall appear to the Attorney General or to the State's Attorney of the county wherein such person is so charged, that such person is a sexually dangerous person, within the meaning of this Act, then the Attorney General or State's Attorney of such county may file with the clerk of the court in the same proceeding wherein such person stands charged with criminal offense, a petition in writing setting forth facts tending to show that the person named is a sexually dangerous person.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 1144.)

725 ILCS 205/3.01

    (725 ILCS 205/3.01) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-3.01)
    Sec. 3.01. The proceedings under this Act shall be civil in nature, however, the burden of proof required to commit a defendant to confinement as a sexually dangerous person shall be the standard of proof required in a criminal proceedings of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The provisions of the Civil Practice Law, and all existing and future amendments of that Law and modifications thereof and the Supreme Court Rules now or hereafter adopted in relation to that Law shall apply to all proceedings hereunder except as otherwise provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

725 ILCS 205/4

    (725 ILCS 205/4) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-4)
    Sec. 4. After the filing of the petition, the court shall appoint two qualified evaluators to make a personal examination of the alleged sexually dangerous person, to ascertain whether the person is sexually dangerous, and the evaluators shall file with the court a report in writing of the result of their examination, a copy of which shall be delivered to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 98-88, eff. 7-15-13.)

725 ILCS 205/4.01

    (725 ILCS 205/4.01) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-4.01)
    Sec. 4.01. "Qualified evaluator" means a reputable physician or psychologist licensed in Illinois or any other state to practice medicine or psychology, or any other licensed professional who specializes in the evaluation of sex offenders.
(Source: P.A. 98-88, eff. 7-15-13.)

725 ILCS 205/4.02

    (725 ILCS 205/4.02) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-4.02)
    Sec. 4.02. In counties of less than 500,000 inhabitants the cost of the examination required by Section 4 is a charge against and shall be paid out of the general fund of the county in which the proceeding is brought.
(Source: P.A. 98-88, eff. 7-15-13.)

725 ILCS 205/4.03

    (725 ILCS 205/4.03)
    Sec. 4.03. Mental disorder. "Mental disorder" means a congenital or acquired condition affecting the emotional or volitional capacity that predisposes a person to engage in acts of sexual violence.
(Source: P.A. 94-705, eff. 6-1-06.)

725 ILCS 205/4.04

    (725 ILCS 205/4.04)
    Sec. 4.04. Examination. "Examination" means an examination conducted in conformance with the standards developed under the Sex Offender Management Board Act and by an evaluator licensed under the Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Provider Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-88, eff. 7-15-13.)

725 ILCS 205/4.05

    (725 ILCS 205/4.05)
    Sec. 4.05. Criminal propensities to the commission of sex offenses. For the purposes of this Act, "criminal propensities to the commission of sex offenses" means that it is substantially probable that the person subject to the commitment proceeding will engage in the commission of sex offenses in the future if not confined.
(Source: P.A. 98-88, eff. 7-15-13.)

725 ILCS 205/5

    (725 ILCS 205/5) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-5)
    Sec. 5. The respondent in any proceedings under this Act shall have the right to demand a trial by jury and to be represented by counsel. The cost of representation by counsel for an indigent respondent shall be paid by the county in which the proceeding is brought. At the hearing on the petition it shall be competent to introduce evidence of the commission by the respondent of any number of crimes together with whatever punishments, if any, were inflicted.
(Source: P.A. 98-88, eff. 7-15-13.)

725 ILCS 205/8

    (725 ILCS 205/8) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-8)
    Sec. 8. If the respondent is found to be a sexually dangerous person then the court shall appoint the Director of Corrections guardian of the person found to be sexually dangerous and such person shall stand committed to the custody of such guardian. The Director of Corrections as guardian shall keep safely the person so committed until the person has recovered and is released as hereinafter provided. The Director of Corrections as guardian shall provide care and treatment for the person committed to him designed to effect recovery. Any treatment provided under this Section shall be in conformance with the standards promulgated by the Sex Offender Management Board Act and conducted by a treatment provider licensed under the Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Provider Act. The Director may place that ward in any facility in the Department of Corrections or portion thereof set aside for the care and treatment of sexually dangerous persons. The Department of Corrections may also request another state Department or Agency to examine such person and upon such request, such Department or Agency shall make such examination and the Department of Corrections may, with the consent of the chief executive officer of such other Department or Agency, thereupon place such person in the care and treatment of such other Department or Agency.
(Source: P.A. 97-1098, eff. 7-1-14 (see Section 5 of P.A. 98-612 for the effective date of P.A. 97-1098).)

725 ILCS 205/9

    (725 ILCS 205/9) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-9)
    Sec. 9. Recovery; examination and hearing.
    (a) An application in writing setting forth facts showing that the sexually dangerous person or criminal sexual psychopathic person has recovered may be filed before the committing court. Upon receipt thereof, the clerk of the court shall cause a copy of the application to be sent to the Director of the Department of Corrections. The Director shall then cause to be prepared and sent to the court a socio-psychiatric report concerning the applicant. The report shall be prepared by an evaluator licensed under the Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Provider Act. The court shall set a date for the hearing upon the application and shall consider the report so prepared under the direction of the Director of the Department of Corrections and any other relevant information submitted by or on behalf of the applicant.
    (b) At a hearing under this Section, the Attorney General or State's Attorney who filed the original application shall represent the State. The sexually dangerous person or the State may elect to have the hearing before a jury. The State has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that the applicant is still a sexually dangerous person.
    (c) If the applicant refuses to speak to, communicate with, or otherwise fails to cooperate with the State's examiner, the applicant may only introduce evidence and testimony from any expert or professional person who is retained to conduct an examination based upon review of the records and may not introduce evidence resulting from an examination of the person. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 10 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act, all evaluations conducted under this Act and all Illinois Department of Corrections treatment records shall be admissible at all proceedings held under this Act.
    (d) If a person has previously filed an application in writing setting forth facts showing that the sexually dangerous person or criminal sexual psychopathic person has recovered and the court determined either at a hearing or following a jury trial that the applicant is still a sexually dangerous person, or if the application is withdrawn, no additional application may be filed for 2 years after a finding that the person is still sexually dangerous or after the application is withdrawn, except if the application is accompanied by a statement from the treatment provider that the applicant has made exceptional progress and the application contains facts upon which a court could find that the condition of the person had so changed that a hearing is warranted.
    (e) If the person is found to be no longer dangerous, the court shall order that he or she be discharged. If the court finds that the person appears no longer to be dangerous but that it is impossible to determine with certainty under conditions of institutional care that the person has fully recovered, the court shall enter an order permitting the person to go at large subject to the conditions and supervision by the Director as in the opinion of the court will adequately protect the public. In the event the person violates any of the conditions of the order, the court shall revoke the conditional release and recommit the person under Section 5-6-4 of the Unified Code of Corrections under the terms of the original commitment. Upon an order of discharge every outstanding information and indictment, the basis of which was the reason for the present detention, shall be quashed.
(Source: P.A. 98-88, eff. 7-15-13.)

725 ILCS 205/10

    (725 ILCS 205/10) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-10)
    Sec. 10.
    Whenever the Director finds that any person committed to him under this Act as now or hereafter amended, appears no longer to be dangerous but that it is impossible to determine with certainty under conditions of institutional care that such person has fully recovered, the Director of the Department of Corrections may petition the committing court for an order authorizing the conditional release of any person committed to him under this Act and the court may enter an order permitting such person to go at large subject to such conditions and such supervision by the Director as in the opinion of the court will adequately protect the public. In the event the person violates any of the conditions of such order, the court shall revoke such conditional release and re-commit the person pursuant to Section 5-6-4 of the Unified Code of Corrections under the terms of the original commitment.
(Source: P.A. 77-2477.)

725 ILCS 205/11

    (725 ILCS 205/11) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-11)
    Sec. 11. If any provision of this Act, or the application of any provision to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 1144.)

725 ILCS 205/12

    (725 ILCS 205/12) (from Ch. 38, par. 105-12)
    Sec. 12. Persons heretofore committed to the Department of Public Safety are deemed transferred and committed to the custody of the Director of Corrections.
(Source: P.A. 76-451.)