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   725 ILCS 5/115-21 new                                                       

        Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.  Permits the State      
   and the defendant to have representatives viewing a trial even if  the      
   representatives  may  testify  if  it  is shown that their presence is      
   essential to the State's or defendant's case.                               
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Amends the Code  of  Criminal  Procedure  of      
   1963.  Provides that, at the request of a party, the court shall order      
   witnesses  excluded  so  that  they cannot hear the testimony of other      
   witnesses, and it may make the order on  its  own  motion.   Provides,      
   however,  that  this  rule does not authorize exclusion of (1) a party      
   who is a natural person, (2) an officer or employee of a party that is      
   not a natural person designated as its representative by its attorney,      
   (3) a person whose presence is shown by a party to be essential to the      
   presentation of the party's cause,  or  (4)  a  person  authorized  by      
   statute or case law to be present.  Effective immediately.                  
   FEB-06-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-06-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-06-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-07-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               JUD-CRIMINAL          
   MAR-16-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-JUD-CRIMINAL  H    
   MAR-16-2001  H                                   ADOPTED                       
   MAR-16-2001  H  DO PASS AMENDED/SHORT DEBATE             013-000-000   HJUB    
   MAR-16-2001  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-04-2001  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   APR-04-2001  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-06-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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