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 Bill Status of HB5441  9th General Assembly

Short Description:  CRIM PRO - STATE APP. DEFENDER

House Sponsors
Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kwame Raoul - Kimberly A. Lightford and Emil Jones, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/17/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1003

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
725 ILCS 105/10from Ch. 38, par. 208-10

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends State Appellate Defender Act. Deletes the discretionary duty of the State Appellate Defender to provide assistance to trial counsel in capital cases. Adds the discretionary duty to provide training, assistance of expert witnesses, and investigators to public defenders from funds appropriated for those purposes. Prohibits the State Appellate Defender from being appointed as trial counsel. Deletes authority of investigators for the Capital Trial Assistance Unit and Capital Post Conviction Unit to access the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) for witness background checks. Deletes the authority for the State Appellate Defender to request appropriations from the Capital Litigation Trust Fund for capital case expenses in assisting trial counsel, representing petitioners in post-conviction proceedings, and in defending cases in counties other than Cook County. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/15/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2012HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  3/7/2012HouseDo Pass / Standard Debate State Government Administration Committee; 010-007-000
  3/9/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/27/2012HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  3/27/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/29/2012HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 077-032-000
  3/30/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/30/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/30/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/30/2012SenateFirst Reading
  3/30/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/11/2012SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  4/18/2012SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 006-000-000
  4/18/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 19, 2012
  5/10/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2012
  5/22/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/22/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/22/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-006-000
  5/22/2012HousePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2012HouseSent to the Governor
  8/17/2012HouseGovernor Approved
  8/17/2012HouseEffective Date August 17, 2012
  8/17/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1003

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