Comments: IL HB2989 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall in each institution or facility (rather than establish a pilot program in one or more institutions or facilities of the Department) permit committed persons to remotely visit friends and family members (rather than just family members) through interactive video conferences. Provides that the Department shall (rather than may) enter into agreements with third-party organizations to provide video conference facilities for friends and family members of committed persons. The Department shall (rather than may) determine who is a friend or family member eligible to participate in the program and the conditions in which and times when the video conferences may be conducted. Provides that the Department shall require each institution and facility of the Department to have locked and monitored electronic tablets for committed persons to use for educational purposes.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-23 - Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017 [HB2989 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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