Comments: IL HB5990 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of the Act to the contrary, a person shall be eligible to have any record sealed, regardless of eligibility under the Act upon the termination of the petitioner's last sentence if the petitioner: (1) has earned a high school diploma or passed a high school equivalency test; (2) is currently employed, actively seeking employment, or is currently enrolled in a vocational technical certification program, college or university, or other higher education program; and (3) has not had a subsequent felony conviction. Provides that the court, when considering eligibility shall consider the severity of the underlying conviction and may not impose a waiting period of more than 7 years. Provides that the court may, upon conviction for a subsequent felony offense, order the unsealing of prior felony conviction records previously ordered sealed by the court.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-11-14 - Referred to Rules Committee [HB5990 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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