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 Bill Status of HB5256  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray and Arthur Turner

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/3-3-5from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-5
730 ILCS 5/3-3-14 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a committed person who has attained the age of 60 years and served at least 20 consecutive years of imprisonment or a committed person who has served 30 consecutive years of imprisonment may submit a petition to the Prisoner Review Board seeking parole. Provides for the requirements of the petition. Provides that victims' families shall be notified in a timely manner and provided opportunity to participate at the parole hearing concerning the petitioner's application for parole under this provision in accordance with the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, the Open Parole Hearings Act, and this Code. Provides that Prisoner Review Board hearings under this provision shall be conducted by a panel of at least 8 members of the Board and a majority vote of the panel is required to grant the petition and release the petitioner on parole. Provides that if parole is denied, the petitioner shall be eligible to reapply for parole no later than 3 years after denial.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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