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Full Text of SB3603  97th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/10/2012, by Sen. Thomas Johnson


730 ILCS 5/3-3-1  from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-1

    Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the members of the Prisoner Review Board who have experience in juvenile matters must undergo annual training in juvenile issues.

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1    AN ACT concerning corrections.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
5changing Section 3-3-1 as follows:
6    (730 ILCS 5/3-3-1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-1)
7    Sec. 3-3-1. Establishment and Appointment of Prisoner
8Review Board.
9    (a) There shall be a Prisoner Review Board independent of
10the Department of Corrections which shall be:
11        (1) the paroling authority for persons sentenced under
12    the law in effect prior to the effective date of this
13    amendatory Act of 1977;
14        (2) the board of review for cases involving the
15    revocation of good conduct credits or a suspension or
16    reduction in the rate of accumulating such credit;
17        (3) the board of review and recommendation for the
18    exercise of executive clemency by the Governor;
19        (4) the authority for establishing release dates for
20    certain prisoners sentenced under the law in existence
21    prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1977,
22    in accordance with Section 3-3-2.1 of this Code;
23        (5) the authority for setting conditions for parole,



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1    mandatory supervised release under Section 5-8-1(a) of
2    this Code, and determining whether a violation of those
3    conditions warrant revocation of parole or mandatory
4    supervised release or the imposition of other sanctions.
5    (b) The Board shall consist of 15 persons appointed by the
6Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. One
7member of the Board shall be designated by the Governor to be
8Chairman and shall serve as Chairman at the pleasure of the
9Governor. The members of the Board shall have had at least 5
10years of actual experience in the fields of penology,
11corrections work, law enforcement, sociology, law, education,
12social work, medicine, psychology, other behavioral sciences,
13or a combination thereof. At least 6 members so appointed must
14have had at least 3 years experience in the field of juvenile
15matters and must undergo annual training in juvenile issues. No
16more than 8 Board members may be members of the same political
18    Each member of the Board shall serve on a full-time basis
19and shall not hold any other salaried public office, whether
20elective or appointive, nor any other office or position of
21profit, nor engage in any other business, employment, or
22vocation. The Chairman of the Board shall receive $35,000 a
23year, or an amount set by the Compensation Review Board,
24whichever is greater, and each other member $30,000, or an
25amount set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is



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1    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section,
2the term of each member of the Board who was appointed by the
3Governor and is in office on June 30, 2003 shall terminate at
4the close of business on that date or when all of the successor
5members to be appointed pursuant to this amendatory Act of the
693rd General Assembly have been appointed by the Governor,
7whichever occurs later. As soon as possible, the Governor shall
8appoint persons to fill the vacancies created by this
9amendatory Act.
10    Of the initial members appointed under this amendatory Act
11of the 93rd General Assembly, the Governor shall appoint 5
12members whose terms shall expire on the third Monday in January
132005, 5 members whose terms shall expire on the third Monday in
14January 2007, and 5 members whose terms shall expire on the
15third Monday in January 2009. Their respective successors shall
16be appointed for terms of 6 years from the third Monday in
17January of the year of appointment. Each member shall serve
18until his successor is appointed and qualified.
19    Any member may be removed by the Governor for incompetence,
20neglect of duty, malfeasance or inability to serve.
21    (d) The Chairman of the Board shall be its chief executive
22and administrative officer. The Board may have an Executive
23Director; if so, the Executive Director shall be appointed by
24the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The
25salary and duties of the Executive Director shall be fixed by
26the Board.



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1(Source: P.A. 93-509, eff. 8-11-03; 94-165, eff. 7-11-05.)