Public Act 096-1543
SB3539 EnrolledLRB096 19452 RLC 34844 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.786 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 105/5.786 new)
    Sec. 5.786. The Death Penalty Abolition Fund.
    Section 10. The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is
amended by adding Section 119-1 as follows:
    (725 ILCS 5/119-1 new)
    Sec. 119-1. Death penalty abolished.
    (a) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act
of the 96th General Assembly, notwithstanding any other law to
the contrary, the death penalty is abolished and a sentence to
death may not be imposed.
    (b) All unobligated and unexpended moneys remaining in the
Capital Litigation Trust Fund on the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be
transferred into the Death Penalty Abolition Fund, a special
fund in the State treasury, to be expended by the Illinois
Criminal Justice Information Authority, for services for
families of victims of homicide or murder and for training of
law enforcement personnel.
    (725 ILCS 124/Act rep.)
    Section 15. The Capital Crimes Litigation Act is repealed.
    Section 97. Severability. The provisions of this Act are
severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
2011, except that Section 15 takes effect January 1, 2012.