RADOGNO-HAWKINSON-PARKER, PHILIP, MAHAR, BOMKE, WATSON,
LUECHTEFELD, DUDYCZ AND KARPIEL.
SEXUALLY VIOLENT PERSONS ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act (short title
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Creates the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. Establishes
procedures for the commitment of sexually violent persons until such
time as they are no longer sexually dangerous. Provides for
commitment of these persons in a secure facility under the care of the
Department of Human Services. Effective January 1, 1998.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that a person subject to a petition alleging that the
person is a sexually violent person has the right to be present at the
hearing on the petition. Provides that the court may grant a
continuance of the trial date on the allegations in the petition,
subject to the speedy trial provisions of the Code of Criminal
Procedure of 1963. Eliminates the requirement that the jury trial may
be withdrawn only if the party that did not make that request consents
to the withdrawal. Eliminates the ability of a party to introduce
evidence of the commission by the respondent of any number of crimes
together with whatever punishments were inflicted.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0040
Last action date: 97-06-30
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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