CRIM PRO-SPEEDY TRIAL
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 relating to the
speedy trial provisions. Provides that the 120-day period in which a
person held in custody must be tried must be one continuous period of
incarceration. In computing the 120-day term, separate periods of
incarceration may not be combined. If the defendant is taken into
custody a second or subsequent time for the same offense, the term
will begin again at day zero. Provides that if a defendant is on bond
or recognizance, then the defendant's failure to appear for any court
date set by the court operates to waive the defendant's demand for
trial. Provides that a demand for trial is not effective until it is
made orally on the record in open court and in writing, and if the
defendant is not in custody the demand must contain the date of any
prior demand made while the defendant was in custody.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Restores provision that delay shall be considered to be agreed to
by the defendant unless he or she objects to the delay by making a
written demand for trial or an oral demand for trial on the record.
Makes stylistic changes concerning subsection designations.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes provisions that a person on bail or recognizance who
demands trial must make the demand orally on the record in open court
and that a demand for trial is not effective until this and every
other condition is met.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0123
Last action date: 99-07-15
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
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