92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB4139
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Short description: 
CAPITAL SENTENCING-STUDY                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information  Act.   Provides      
   that  the  Illinois  Criminal  Justice  Information  Authority  employ      
   experts  to  conduct a study of proportionality in capital sentencing.      
   Provides that the experts look at all cases in the State  in  which  a      
   defendant  was  charged  with  the  offense  of  first  degree  murder      
   committed  on  or  after June 21, 1977, in violation of Section 9-1 of      
   the Criminal Code of 1961 to determine whether the race, ethnicity, or      
   gender of the defendant or the victim, the location of the offense, or      
   some combination of these factors influenced the  sentence  of  death.      
   Provides  that  there  is a moratorium on the execution of all capital      
   sentences in Illinois until the study is completed.                         
          FISCAL NOTE                                                          
          (Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority)                    
          The Authority estimates the cost of this bill to be as much as       
          $985,000. In addition to the development costs, the project is       
          likely to require significant travel costs, complex data             
          collection procedures, and extraordinary cooperation with            
          local officials.                                                     
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

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


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