Comments: IL HB2444 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that at the initial bail hearing or any subsequent hearing, the defendant shall be released on recognizance if the judge finds that the defendant's pre-trial detention will harm any infant or child in the defendant's custody at the time of arrest, unless the harm is outweighed by a clear and serious risk of harm to a victim or the community. Provides circumstances that the court shall consider in favor of release. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the defendant is the parent of a child or infant whose well-being will be affected by the parent's absence shall be accorded weight in favor of withholding or minimizing a sentence of imprisonment. Provides circumstances to be considered in assessing this factor in mitigation. Makes other changes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-05-29 - Passed Both Houses [HB2444 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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