Bill Status of SB1615 101st General Assembly
Short Description: JUSTICE REINVESTMENT FUND
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - Mattie Hunter
| 1/13/2021||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Justice Reinvestment Fund in the State treasury. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Increases the threshold amounts of value of the property involved that enhances a misdemeanor to a felony or to a greater felony to exceeding $2,500 for theft, retail theft, deceptive practices, criminal damage to property, and criminal defacement of property. Amends the Cannabis Control Act. Provides that the knowing possession of more 10 grams of any substance containing cannabis is a Class A misdemeanor, Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Provides that the knowing possession of these substances, other than anabolic steroids, is a Class A misdemeanor. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides for the adjustment of sentences as misdemeanors if before the effective date of the amendatory Act these offenses were classified as felonies. Establishes procedures in which an offender sentenced as a felon for these offenses may petition to have his or her sentence reclassified as a misdemeanor. Provides that on or before July 31, 2020, and on or before July 31 of each fiscal year thereafter, the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council shall calculate the savings that accrued to the State during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, as compared to the fiscal year preceding the enactment of this amendatory Act, due to the re-classification of felony offenses as misdemeanors. Provides that on or before August 31, 2020, and before August 31 of each fiscal year thereafter, the Comptroller shall transfer from the General Fund to the Justice Reinvestment Fund 85% of the total savings calculated minus any necessary deductions. Makes other changes.