92nd General Assembly
Status of HB5788
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   720 ILCS 5/9-1            from Ch. 38, par. 9-1                             

        Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 relating to  the  imposition  of      
   the death penalty for first degree murder. Prohibits the imposition of      
   the  death  penalty upon a mentally retarded person. Provides that the      
   issue of the defendant's mental  retardation  may  be  raised  by  the      
   defense, the State, or the court at any appropriate time before a plea      
   is  entered  or  before  or after trial. Provides that the court shall      
   hold a hearing upon a motion  that  the  death  penalty  be  precluded      
   because  the  convicted  person is mentally retarded. Provides that if      
   the court  finds,  by  a  preponderance  of  the  evidence,  that  the      
   defendant is mentally retarded, the death sentence may not be imposed.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
          JUDICIAL NOTE (Office of Illinois Courts)                            
          HB 5788 would increase judicial workloads, however, the bill         
          would not increase the number of judges in the State.                
   FEB-07-2002  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-07-2002  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-07-2002  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-13-2002  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               JUD-CRIMINAL          
   FEB-22-2002  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     013-000-000   HJUB    
   FEB-22-2002  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   FEB-27-2002  H                       JUDICIAL NOTE FILED                       
   FEB-27-2002  H  CALENDAR ORDER 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   MAR-14-2002  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 CURRIE                
   MAR-22-2002  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   MAR-22-2002  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-05-2002  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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