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 Bill Status of HB0045  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Arthur L. Turner - Eddie Washington - Constance A. Howard

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/3/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Lost 032-083-002

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/3-3-2from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-2
730 ILCS 5/5-8-1from Ch. 38, par. 1005-8-1
730 ILCS 5/5-8-1.4 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a committed person who is at least 50 years of age and who has served at least 25 consecutive years of imprisonment in a Department of Corrections institution or facility and is serving a sentence other than death may petition the Prisoner Review Board for an elderly sentence adjustment. Provides that the Prisoner Review Board may not order the release of the committed person if the Prisoner Review Board finds that the committed person poses a threat to public safety. Provides that if the Prisoner Review Board determines that a committed person is eligible for an elderly sentence adjustment and determines that the committed person should receive a sentence adjustment, the Prisoner Review Board shall set the conditions for the committed person's release from prison before the expiration of the committed person's sentence. Provides that the Prisoner Review Board when adjusting a sentence shall require 10 hours of community service for each year served in prison and require electronic monitoring for at least 6 months. Provides that a petition for sentencing adjustment shall be submitted only once unless the Prisoner Review Board decides unusual circumstances warrant another hearing. Provides for notification of the families of victims if a petition for elderly sentence adjustment is filed. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall develop a pilot program patterned after the Impact of Crime on Victims Class (ICVC), including the Restorative Justice segment, used by the Missouri Department of Corrections. Provides that the pilot program shall be implemented in one maximum security prison for women and one maximum security prison for men. Provides that the ICVC shall be made available to prisoners eligible for elderly sentence adjustment on a voluntary basis.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Changes the name of the program from "elderly sentence adjustments" to the "Elderly Rehabilitated Prisoner Program".

DateChamber Action
  1/2/2009HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  1/14/2009HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/4/2009HouseAssigned to Prison Reform Committee
  2/5/2009HouseMoved to Suspend Rule 25 Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/5/2009HouseSuspend Rule 25 - Prevailed
  2/25/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  3/3/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Prison Reform Committee
  3/3/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Prison Reform Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/3/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Standard Debate Prison Reform Committee; 004-003-000
  3/4/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/19/2009HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  3/19/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  3/24/2009HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  3/24/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/3/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Lost 032-083-002
  4/3/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  4/3/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard

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