Bill Status of HB5538  9th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/3-6-7

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice shall not apply security restraints to a committed person that has been determined by a qualified medical professional to be pregnant and is known to be pregnant by the Department or in postpartum recovery, which is the entire period a woman is in the medical facility after birth, unless the corrections official makes an individualized determination that the pregnant committed person presents a substantial flight risk or some other extraordinary circumstance that dictates security restraints be used to ensure the safety and security of the pregnant committed person, her child or unborn child, the staff of the Department or medical facility, other committed persons, or the public. Provides that upon discharge from a medical facility, postpartum committed persons shall be restrained only with handcuffs in front of the body during transport to the Department facility. Provides that the corrections official shall immediately remove all security restraints upon written or oral request by medical personnel. Provides that leg irons, shackles, or waist shackles shall not be used on a pregnant or postpartum committed person regardless of security classification. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/15/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2012HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee
  3/9/2012HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die