Bill Sponsors: IL HB1579 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that before a sentencing order is entered by the court for a minor adjudged delinquent for disorderly conduct by transmitting or causing to be transmitted in any manner a threat of destruction of a school building or school property, or a threat of violence, death, or bodily harm directed against persons at a school, school function, or school event, whether or not school is in session, in which the minor made a threat of violence, death, or bodily harm against a person, school, school function, or school event, the court shall order a mental health evaluation of the minor by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner, whether employed by the State, by any public or private mental health facility or part of the facility, or by any public or private medical facility or part of the facility. Provides that a statement made by a minor during the course of a mental health evaluation conducted under the Act is not admissible on the issue of delinquency during the course of an adjudicatory hearing held under the Act. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 concerning disorderly conduct. Provides that the threat may be made in any manner. Provides that reimbursement by the defendant for the costs of an emergency response to a school does not apply if the court determines that the defendant is indigent.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-28 - Sent to the Governor [HB1579 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


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