92nd General Assembly
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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.                                                      
   FEB-06-2002  S  FIRST READING                                                  
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