91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0784
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CRIM PRO-SPEEDY TRIAL                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of  1963  relating  to  the      
   speedy  trial provisions.  Provides that the 120-day period in which a      
   person held in custody must be tried must be one continuous period  of      
   incarceration.   In  computing  the  120-day term, separate periods of      
   incarceration may not be combined.  If the  defendant  is  taken  into      
   custody  a  second  or  subsequent time for the same offense, the term      
   will begin again at day zero.  Provides that if a defendant is on bond      
   or recognizance, then the defendant's failure to appear for any court       
   date  set  by  the  court operates to waive the defendant's demand for      
   trial.  Provides that a demand for trial is not effective until it  is      
   made  orally  on  the  record in open court and in writing, and if the      
   defendant is not in custody the demand must contain the  date  of  any      
   prior demand made while the defendant was in custody.                       
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Restores provision that delay shall be considered to be agreed to      
   by the defendant unless he or she objects to the  delay  by  making  a      
   written  demand  for  trial or an oral demand for trial on the record.      
   Makes stylistic changes concerning subsection designations.                 
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Deletes provisions that a person  on  bail  or  recognizance  who      
   demands  trial must make the demand orally on the record in open court      
   and that a demand for trial is not  effective  until  this  and  every      
   other condition is met.                                                     
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0123

   Last action date: 99-07-15

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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