CRIM PRO-HEARSAY-CHILD VICTIM
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in
certain prosecutions for physical or sexual acts perpetrated upon or
against a child under the age of 13, certain statements made by the
child are admissible only if the statements were made before the
victim attained 13 years of age, but the statements may be admitted
regardless of the age of the victim at the time of the proceeding.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
720 ILCS 5/11-20.1 from Ch. 38, par. 11-20.1
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that upon the
conclusion of a case, all evidence of child pornography depicting a
victim or witness that is sexually explicit shall be sealed. Permits
the evidence to be unsealed and viewed in certain circumstances.
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. of Corrections)
Prison population and fiscal impacts are minimal.
No change from DOC fiscal note.
No fiscal impact on the Judicial branch.
No decrease or increase in need for the number of judges.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that in the amendatory changes to the Code of Criminal
Procedure of 1963 relating to the admissibility of out of court
statements made by a child victim of certain sexual and other criminal
offenses, the statement may be admitted if the statement was made
within 3 months after the commission of the offense or before the
child attains 13 years of age, whichever occurs later.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0786
Last action date: 98-08-14
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
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