IL SB1761 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on February 9 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-04-25 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a non-violent sexual advance, nor the discovery, knowledge, or perception of a person's sex or sexual orientation, including under circumstances in which the defendant and victim dated or had a romantic or sexual relationship, cannot be mitigating factors relevant to the imposition of the death penalty for first degree murder (no effect unless the death penalty is reinstated for the offense). Also provides that the same conduct does not constitute serious provocation for second degree murder.

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2017-04-25SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
2017-04-06SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
2017-03-29SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
2017-03-28SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
2017-03-24SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2017-03-24SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
2017-03-08SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 9, 2017
2017-03-08SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 007-002-002
2017-02-28SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
2017-02-14SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2017-02-09SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-02-09SenateFirst Reading
2017-02-09SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss

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