COURT OF CLAIMS-PRISONERS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Personnel Code. Establishes a preference in an
entrance examination of 5 points for a qualified person who has been
wrongfully accused of a crime for which the person was imprisoned in a
State prison and a court of competent jurisdiction finds that the
evidence that resulted in his or her conviction was erroneous or that
new evidence indicates that the person did not commit the crime.
Amends the Court of Claims Act. Provides that claims against the
State for time unjustly served in State prisons must be automatically
heard and payment made within 120 days after the person who unjustly
served time is discharged from prison. Provides that the claim may be
made if a court finds that the evidence that resulted in the person's
conviction was erroneous or that new evidence indicates that the
person did not commit the crime for which he or she was convicted (now
only the issuance of a pardon by the Governor on the grounds of
innocence may be the basis of a claim). Increases the maximum
statutory awards to a person released from prison because of these
factors. Effective immediately.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)
There would be no fiscal or prison population impact on DOC.
JUDICIAL NOTE (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)
The bill will neither decrease or increase the number of
judges needed in the State.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Revenue)
HB192 has nothing to do with the Dept. of Revenue and has no
fiscal impact on the Department.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Central Managment Services)
There will be minimal fiscal impact on DCMS.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce & Community Affairs)
Fails to meet the definition of a State mandate.
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/LOST 035-076-004
Last action date: 99-03-16
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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