99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
730 ILCS 5/5-5-3.1
from Ch. 38, par. 1005-5-3.1
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the following
ground shall be accorded weight in favor of withholding or
sentence of imprisonment that at the time of the offense, the defendant was
suffering from a serious mental illness which, though insufficient to
establish the defense of insanity, substantially affected his or her
ability to understand the nature of his or her acts or to conform his or her
conduct to the requirements of the law. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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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 Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Section 5-5-3.1 as follows:
(730 ILCS 5/5-5-3.1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1005-5-3.1)
Factors in Mitigation.
(a) The following
grounds shall be accorded weight in favor
of withholding or
minimizing a sentence of imprisonment:
(1) The defendant's criminal conduct neither caused
threatened serious physical harm to another.
(2) The defendant did not contemplate that his criminal
cause or threaten serious physical harm to
(3) The defendant acted under a strong provocation.
(4) There were substantial grounds tending to excuse or
the defendant's criminal conduct, though failing
to establish a
(5) The defendant's criminal conduct was induced or
by someone other than the defendant.
(6) The defendant has compensated or will compensate
of his criminal conduct for the damage or injury
that he sustained.