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Public Act 099-0688




Public Act 099-0688
SB0392 EnrolledLRB099 03120 AWJ 23128 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief
Commission Act is amended by changing Sections 5, 35, and 70 as
    (775 ILCS 40/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (1) "Claim of torture" means a claim on behalf of a living
person convicted of a felony in Illinois asserting that he was
tortured into confessing to the crime for which the person was
convicted and the tortured confession was used to obtain the
conviction and for which there is some credible evidence
related to allegations of torture occurring within a county of
more than 3,000,000 inhabitants committed by Commander Jon
Burge or any officer under the supervision of Jon Burge.
    (2) "Commission" means the Illinois Torture Inquiry and
Relief Commission established by this Act.
    (3) "Convicted person" means the person making a claim of
torture under this Act.
    (4) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Torture
Inquiry and Relief Commission.
    (5) "Victim" means the victim of the crime, or if the
victim of the crime is deceased, the next of kin of the victim,
which shall be the parent, spouse, child, or sibling of the
deceased victim.
(Source: P.A. 96-223, eff. 8-10-09.)
    (775 ILCS 40/35)
    Sec. 35. Duties. The Commission shall have the following
duties and powers:
        (1) To establish the criteria and screening process to
    be used to determine which cases shall be accepted for
        (2) To conduct inquiries into claims of torture with
    priority to be given to those cases in which the convicted
    person is currently incarcerated solely for the crime to
    which he or she claims torture by Jon Burge or officers
    under his command, or both.
        (3) To coordinate the investigation of cases accepted
    for review.
        (4) To maintain records for all case investigations.
        (5) To prepare written reports outlining Commission
    investigations and recommendations to the trial court at
    the completion of each inquiry.
        (6) To apply for and accept any funds that may become
    available for the Commission's work from government
    grants, private gifts, donations, or bequests from any
(Source: P.A. 96-223, eff. 8-10-09.)
    (775 ILCS 40/70)
    Sec. 70. Filing of claims. This Act applies to claims of
torture filed not later than 10 5 years after the effective
date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-223, eff. 8-10-09.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/29/2016