IL SB1886 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)
Status: Introduced on February 10 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-04-07 - Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

Amends the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Reduces felony penalties for possession of cannabis, controlled substances, and methamphetamine to misdemeanors. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that in the case of a person who is, at the time of the effective date of the amendatory Act, incarcerated for a felony offense under the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act that has been subsequently reclassified as a misdemeanor, the sentencing court, the Director of Corrections, or the incarcerated person may make a motion to recall the original sentence issued and re-sentence the person to a misdemeanor sentence. Creates the Justice Reinvestment Fund in the State treasury for: (1) addressing the destabilizing effects that high incarceration rates have had on families and communities; (2) targeting the community conditions that perpetuate the cycle of crime; (3) providing formerly incarcerated persons a better chance to succeed outside of prison; and (4) providing support to victims. Provides that on or before August 31, 2018, and on or before August 31 of the next 9 fiscal years thereafter, the Comptroller shall transfer from the General Revenue Fund to the Justice Reinvestment Fund 85% of the total savings calculated by the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council from the reduction of the prison population as a result of the reduced sentences provided by the amendatory Act. Amends the State Finance Act to make conforming changes.

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Title

DRUG PENALTIES-POSSESS-REDUCE

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2017-04-07SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
2017-04-06SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
2017-04-06SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
2017-03-17SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
2017-03-16SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
2017-03-16SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
2017-03-16SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
2017-03-16SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2017-03-16SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
2017-03-15SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2017-03-15SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2017-03-15SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
2017-03-15SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2017-03-15SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
2017-03-15SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
2017-03-14SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
2017-03-07SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2017-03-07SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
2017-03-01SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
2017-02-28SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
2017-02-10SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-02-10SenateFirst Reading
2017-02-10SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
301055.878New CodeSee Bill Text
7205504Amended CodeCitation Text
720570402Amended CodeCitation Text
72064660Amended CodeCitation Text
73055-4.5-110New CodeSee Bill Text
73055-8-9New CodeSee Bill Text

Illinois State Sources


Bill Comments

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