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 Bill Status of SB3125  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DEATH PENALTY REINSTATE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Neil Anderson - Dale Fowler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2022SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 140/7.5
30 ILCS 105/5.965 new
30 ILCS 105/5.790 rep.
720 ILCS 5/9-1from Ch. 38, par. 9-1
725 ILCS 5/113-3from Ch. 38, par. 113-3
725 ILCS 5/119-1
725 ILCS 105/10from Ch. 38, par. 208-10


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Capital Crimes Litigation Act of 2022. Provides that if an indigent defendant is charged with an offense for which a sentence of death is authorized, and the State's Attorney has not, at or before arraignment, filed a certificate indicating he or she will not seek the death penalty or stated on the record in open court that the death penalty will not be sought, the trial court shall immediately appoint the Public Defender, or any other qualified attorney or attorneys as the Illinois Supreme Court shall by rule provide, to represent the defendant as trial counsel. Creates the Capital Litigation Trust Fund. Provides that moneys deposited into the Trust Fund shall be used exclusively for the purposes of providing funding for the prosecution and defense of capital cases and for providing funding for post-conviction proceedings. Amends the State Finance Act. Repeals the Death Penalty Abolition Fund and reinstates the Capital Litigation Trust Fund. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Reinstates the death penalty if: (1) the murdered individual was a peace officer, fireman, an emergency medical technician - ambulance, emergency medical technician - intermediate, emergency medical technician-paramedic, ambulance driver, or other medical assistance or first aid personnel, employed by a municipality or other governmental unit killed in the course of performing his or her official duties, to prevent the performance of his or her official duties, or in retaliation for performing his or her official duties, and the defendant knew or should have known that the murdered individual was a peace officer or fireman; or (2) the murdered individual was an employee of an institution or facility of the Department of Corrections, or any similar local correctional agency, killed in the course of performing his or her official duties, to prevent the performance of his or her official duties, or in retaliation for performing his or her official duties. Amends the Freedom of Information Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, and the State Appellate Defender Act to make conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Neil Anderson
  1/11/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/11/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/21/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler

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