KOSEL, O'CONNOR, ZICKUS, MITCHELL,BILL, SCHMITZ,
SOMMER AND MITCHELL,JERRY.
GANG CRIME WITNESS-RE-ENACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends and re-enacts the Gang Crime Witness Protection Act.
Provides that the General Assembly finds and declares that Senate Bill
1846 of the 90th General Assembly (P.A. 90-795) included a provision
that changed the Act's repeal date from June 30, 1998 to June 30,
1999; that the bill was not approved by the Governor until August 14,
1998; that P.A. 90-795 was intended to change the Act's repeal date to
June 30, 1999; that the Act shall be deemed to have been in continuous
effect since its original effective date, and it shall continue to be
in effect until it is otherwise repealed; that all actions taken in
reliance on or pursuant to the Act by any officer or agency of State
government or any other person or entity are validated; and that this
amendatory Act applies to all claims, civil actions, and proceedings
pending on or filed on or before the effective date of this amendatory
Act. Changes the Act's repeal date to July 1, 2000. Effective immedi-
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a chief executive of a police agency, with the
approval of the State's Attorney or the Attorney General, may apply
for financial assistance under the program to assist victims and
witnesses who are aiding in the prosecution of perpetrators of gang
crime or forcible felonies. Provides that the Gang Crime Witness
Protection Act is repealed on July 1, 2004.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0042
Last action date: 99-06-30
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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