Bill Texts: IL HB1739 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act. Makes changes to effective and repeal dates. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a prosecution of any violent crime as defined in the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, the court may set any conditions it finds just and appropriate on the taking of testimony of a victim who is a child under the age of 18 years or a moderately, severely, or profoundly intellectually disabled person or a person affected by a developmental disability, involving the use of a facility dog in any proceeding involving that offense. Amends the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act. Provides that the office of the State's Attorney shall consult with the crime victim regarding the State's Attorney's decision not to charge an offense and that the victim has the right to have an attorney, advocate, and other support person of the victim's choice attend this consultation with them. Provides that the office of the State's Attorney shall give the crime victim timely notice of any decision not to pursue charges and consider the safety of the victim when deciding how to give such notice. Provides that no later than January 1, 2023, the Office of the Attorney General shall: (1) designate an administrative authority within the Office of the Attorney General to receive and investigate complaints relating to the provision or violation of the rights of a crime victim; (2) create and administer a course of training for employees and offices of the State of Illinois that fail to comply with provisions of Illinois law pertaining to the treatment of crime victims; and (3) have the authority to make recommendations to employees and offices of the State of Illinois to respond more effectively to the needs of crime victims, including regarding the violation of the rights of a crime victim. Provides for penalties for violations of victim's rights by certain offices and employees. Provides that a prosecuting attorney who seeks to subpoena information or records concerning the victim that are confidential or privileged by law must first request the written consent of the crime victim. Amends the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act. In a provision concerning the sexual assault evidence tracking system, provides that the Illinois State Police may (rather than shall) develop rules to implement a sexual assault evidence tracking system. Amends the Sexual Assault Incident Procedure Act. Provides for victim notification under specified circumstances in various provisions. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-25 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0022 [HB1739 Detail]

Bill Drafts



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House Amendment 0032021-04-12ProposedHTML/TextLinkView
House Amendment 0022021-04-08ProposedHTML/TextLinkView
House Amendment 0012021-03-22ProposedHTML/TextLinkView

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