JONES,LOU-DAVIS,MONIQUE, HOWARD, COLLINS, COLVIN AND MORROW.
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.
(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
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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