92nd General Assembly
Status of HB4267
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   725 ILCS 5/115-21 new                                                       

        Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that if a      
   defendant is charged with an offense for which a sentence of death  is      
   authorized  and  the  State's  Attorney has not, at the time of trial,      
   filed a certificate indicating he or  she  will  not  seek  the  death      
   penalty  or  stated on the record in open court that the death penalty      
   will not be sought, then certain special rules of evidence shall apply      
   at the trial to determine the defendants' guilt.  Prohibits  in  these      
   cases  the  introduction  of  the  testimony  of  an accomplice of the      
   defendant or an informant against the defendant who has  been  granted      
   or promised immunity from prosecution, sentence reduction or any other      
   form  of  leniency  or other favorable treatment by the prosecution in      
   exchange for his or her testimony. Provides  that  the  State  is  not      
   permitted  to  introduce  a  statement  against  interest  made by the      
   defendant, unless it is corroborated by a tape  recording,  while  the      
   defendant  was  in  the  custody of a law enforcement agency, a county      
   department of corrections or detention, or the Illinois Department  of      
   Corrections  through the testimony of a person who was in custody with      
   the defendant at the time the statement was made.                           
   JAN-30-2002  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   JAN-30-2002  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   JAN-30-2002  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   JUN-25-2002  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    HOWARD                
   JUN-25-2002  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    COLLINS               
   JUN-25-2002  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    COLVIN                
   JUN-25-2002  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    MORROW                
   JUN-25-2002  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    JONES,LOU             
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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