Comments: IL SB1830 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides in cases in which the prosecution attempts to introduce evidence of incriminating statements made by the accused to or overheard by an informant, the prosecution shall disclose at least 30 days prior to any relevant evidentiary hearing or trial (rather than timely disclose in discovery): (1) the complete criminal history of the informant; (2) any deal, promise, inducement, or benefit that the offering party has made or will make in the future to the informant; (3) the statements made by the accused; (4) the time and place of the statements, the time and place of their disclosure to law enforcement officials, and the names of all persons who were present when the statements were made; whether at any time the informant recanted that testimony or statement and, if so, the time and place of the recantation, the nature of the recantation, and the names of the persons who were present at the recantation; (6) other cases in which the informant testified, provided that the existence of such testimony can be ascertained through reasonable inquiry and whether the informant received any promise, inducement, or benefit in exchange for or subsequent to that testimony or statement; and (7) any other information relevant to the informant's credibility. Provides that if, at any time, a law enforcement or prosecutorial official has reason to believe that a previous statement or testimony proffered by an individual acting as an in-custody informant may be untruthful or unreliable, this information shall be disclosed through notification to the defendant, his or her attorney of record or the public defender's office, the prosecutor's office, and the court for all cases in which the informant offered statements or testimony. Provides that this provision applies to any criminal proceeding for first degree murder, intentional homicide of an unborn child, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter of an unborn child, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide of an unborn child, drug-induced homicide, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, or aggravated arson (rather than a capital case). Makes other changes.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-26 - Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017 [SB1830 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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