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 Bill Status of HB5855  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Rita Mayfield

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/Art. Ch. III Art. 2.1 heading new
730 ILCS 5/3-2.1-1 new
730 ILCS 5/3-2.1-5 new
730 ILCS 5/3-2.1-10 new
730 ILCS 5/3-2.1-15 new
730 ILCS 5/3-2.1-20 new
730 ILCS 5/3-2.1-25 new
730 ILCS 5/3-2.1-30 new
730 ILCS 5/3-2.1-35 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Creates the Correctional Oversight Board to monitor, study, and make efforts to improve the transparency, fairness, impartiality, and accountability in State correctional institutions and facilities and to appoint the Ombudsman. Establishes the composition and appointment of the Board. Provides that no current employee of the Department of Corrections shall be appointed to or serve on the Board. Provides that the Ombudsman shall be responsible for the contemporaneous public oversight of internal affairs and the disciplinary process of the Department of Corrections. Provides that the Ombudsman may provide oversight of any Department investigation relating to the well-being, treatment, discipline, safety, or any other matter concerning committed persons or persons under parole or mandatory supervised release as needed, including personnel investigations. Creates the offense of obstructing an investigation by the Correctional Ombudsman. Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor.

DateChamber Action
  4/4/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/9/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/9/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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