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 Bill Status of HB5419  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CHICAGO MURDERED CHILDREN

House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
20 ILCS 3930/7.10 new
725 ILCS 215/2from Ch. 38, par. 1702
725 ILCS 215/3from Ch. 38, par. 1703
730 ILCS 5/5-8-1from Ch. 38, par. 1005-8-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Martyr For Justice Act. Creates a Task Force on Murdered Children in Chicago. Provides that the Task Force must examine and report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly on the following: (1) the systemic causes behind firearm violence that Chicago children experience, including patterns and underlying factors that explain why disproportionately high levels of firearm violence occur against Chicago Children, including underlying historical, social, economic, institutional, and cultural factors that may contribute to the gun violence; (2) appropriate methods for tracking and collecting data on violence against Chicago children, including data on murdered Chicago children; (3) policies and institutions such as policing, child welfare, medical examiner practices, and other governmental practices that impact firearm violence against children; and (4) measures to help victim's siblings process the death and cope with loss. Creates the Martyr For Justice Project to engage and offer resource guidance to the families of children who are the victims of firearm violence, including those children injured or killed with firearms. Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act to provide grants to the Chicago Police Department to assist in the investigation of murders of persons under 13 years of age. Amends the Statewide Grand Jury Act. Provides that a Statewide Grand Jury may investigate, indict, and prosecute first degree murder of a person under 13 years of age, if the State's Attorney fails to prosecute the case. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a defendant, who is not the parent, guardian, or legal custodian of the murdered person, who is convicted of the first degree murder of a person under 13 years of age shall be sentenced to a term of natural life imprisonment.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  2/18/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/18/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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