Comments: IL HB3421 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Abolishes monetary bail, except under the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act. Provides that the court may employ the use of a validated risk assessment tool in certain instances at pre-trial release hearings. Amends the Clerks of Court Act. Provides that on the first day of each month, the clerk of the court shall prepare and file with the Supreme Court a report of the pre-trial release hearings completed within the previous month. This report shall include for each arrestee ordered released and detained the following: the offense for which the was arrestee was charged, and the judge issuing the pre-trial decision. Provides that the clerk of court shall compile a quarterly report to be published for the public on the website of the Supreme Court and each circuit court's website, or if the circuit court does not have a website, on the website of the county. The quarterly report is to include, but is not limited to, the number of arrests by county, the number of cases prosecuted in the circuit court, an analysis of the percentage of arrestees detained by offense type, an analysis of the types of pre-trial release conditions by offense type, the rate of willful failure to appear, and the percentage of arrestees found to have committed violent felonies on release. Amends the Pretrial Services Act. Provides that pretrial service agencies shall provide reminders to defendants of upcoming court dates via phone or messaging and offer transportation assistance for indigent defendants. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-20 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly [HB3421 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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