20 ILCS 3930/9.3 new
Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Provides
that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority employ
experts to conduct a study of proportionality in capital sentencing.
Provides that the experts look at all cases in the State in which a
defendant was charged with the offense of first degree murder
committed on or after June 21, 1977, in violation of Section 9-1 of
the Criminal Code of 1961 to determine whether the race, ethnicity, or
gender of the defendant or the victim, the location of the offense, or
some combination of these factors influenced the sentence of death.
Provides that there is a moratorium on the execution of all capital
sentences in Illinois until the study is completed.
FEB-05-2002 S FIRST READING
FEB-05-2002 S REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE RULES
JAN-07-2003 S SESSION SINE DIE
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