91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0192
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COURT OF CLAIMS-PRISONERS                                                  

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the  Personnel  Code.   Establishes  a  preference  in  an      
   entrance  examination  of 5 points for a qualified person who has been      
   wrongfully accused of a crime for which the person was imprisoned in a      
   State prison and a court of  competent  jurisdiction  finds  that  the      
   evidence  that resulted in his or her conviction was erroneous or that      
   new evidence indicates that the  person  did  not  commit  the  crime.      
   Amends  the  Court  of  Claims  Act.  Provides that claims against the      
   State for time unjustly served in State prisons must be  automatically      
   heard  and  payment made within 120 days after the person who unjustly      
   served time is discharged from prison.  Provides that the claim may be      
   made if a court finds that the evidence that resulted in the  person's      
   conviction  was  erroneous  or  that  new  evidence indicates that the      
   person did not commit the crime for which he or she was convicted (now      
   only the issuance of a pardon  by  the  Governor  on  the  grounds  of      
   innocence  may  be  the  basis  of  a  claim).   Increases the maximum      
   statutory awards to a person released from  prison  because  of  these      
   factors.  Effective immediately.                                            
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)                             
          There would be no fiscal or prison population impact on DOC.         
          JUDICIAL NOTE (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)                 
          The bill will neither decrease or increase the number of             
          judges needed in the State.                                          
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Revenue)                                       
          HB192 has nothing to do with the Dept. of Revenue and has no         
          fiscal impact on the Department.                                     
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Central Managment Services)                    
          There will be minimal fiscal impact on DCMS.                         
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce & Community Affairs)          
          Fails to meet the definition of a State mandate.                     
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/LOST          035-076-004

   Last action date: 99-03-16

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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