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Public Act 101-0154


 

Public Act 0154 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0154
 
HB3580 EnrolledLRB101 09739 SLF 54839 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 Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Section 5-5.5-25 as follows:
 
    (730 ILCS 5/5-5.5-25)
    Sec. 5-5.5-25. Certificate of good conduct.
    (a) A certificate of good conduct may be granted as
provided in this Section to relieve an eligible offender of any
employment, occupational licensing, or housing bar. The
certificate may be limited to one or more disabilities or bars
or may relieve the individual of all disabilities and bars.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a certificate
of good conduct does not relieve an offender of any
employment-related disability imposed by law by reason of his
or her conviction of a crime that would prevent his or her
employment by the Department of Corrections, Department of
Juvenile Justice, or any other law enforcement agency in the
State.
    (a-6) A certificate of good conduct may be granted as
provided in this Section to an eligible offender as defined in
Section 5-5.5-5 of this Code who has demonstrated by clear and
convincing evidence that he or she has been a law-abiding
citizen and is fully rehabilitated.
    (b)(i) A certificate of good conduct may not, however, in
any way prevent any judicial proceeding, administrative,
licensing, or other body, board, or authority from considering
the conviction specified in the certificate.
    (ii) A certificate of good conduct shall not limit or
prevent the introduction of evidence of a prior conviction for
purposes of impeachment of a witness in a judicial or other
proceeding where otherwise authorized by the applicable rules
of evidence.
    (iii) A certificate of good conduct does not limit any the
employer, landlord, judicial proceeding, administrative,
licensing, or other body, board, or authority from accessing
criminal background information; nor does it hide, alter, or
expunge the record.
    (c) An employer is not civilly or criminally liable for an
act or omission by an employee who has been issued a
certificate of good conduct, except for a willful or wanton act
by the employer in hiring the employee who has been issued a
certificate of good conduct.
    (d) The existence of a certificate of good conduct does not
preclude a landlord or an administrative, licensing, or other
body, board, or authority from retaining full discretion to
grant or deny the application for housing or licensure.
(Source: P.A. 96-852, eff. 1-1-10.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2020