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 Bill Status of HB4538  9th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Elaine Nekritz - Barbara Flynn Currie, William Davis, Emanuel Chris Welch, La Shawn K. Ford, Arthur Turner, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Greg Harris and Robyn Gabel

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 405/1-7from Ch. 37, par. 801-7
705 ILCS 405/1-8from Ch. 37, par. 801-8
705 ILCS 405/5-120
705 ILCS 405/5-407
705 ILCS 405/5-805
705 ILCS 405/5-901
705 ILCS 405/5-905
705 ILCS 405/5-130 rep.
725 ILCS 5/115-10.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Eliminates provisions that require automatic prosecution of minors as adults. Eliminates mandatory and presumptive transfers to adult criminal prosecution. Provides that all transfers to adult criminal prosecution are discretionary transfers. Provides that if a petition alleges commission by a minor 13 years of age or over of an act that constitutes a crime under the laws of the State and, on motion of the State's Attorney to permit prosecution of the minor under the criminal laws, a Juvenile Judge assigned by the Chief Judge of the Circuit to hear and determine those motions, after hearing but before commencement of the trial, finds that there is probable cause to believe that the allegations in the motion are true and that it is not in the best interests of the public to proceed under the Act, the court may enter an order permitting prosecution under the criminal laws. Provides that the factors that the court must consider for discretionary transfer apply to any act that if committed by an adult would constitute a crime that would subject a minor to juvenile jurisdiction if not transferred for adult criminal prosecution. Provides that the changes made to this provision by the amendatory Act apply to a minor who has been arrested or taken into custody on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 to make a conforming change.

DateChamber Action
  2/4/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/4/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/4/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2014HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/4/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/24/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary; 009-004-001
  3/25/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/4/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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