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Illinois General Assembly 5/26/2023


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Yesterday in the Senate, SB424 Criminal Law - Tech passed to the House as amended by Senate Amendment 1 and Senate Amendment 2.  Upon arrival in the House this bill was quickly read into the record, committee posting requirements were waived, and the bill was heard and approved for consideration by the House Judiciary - Criminal Committee.  It has been moved from the Senate calendar to the House calendar today.  Assuming the House adds session on Saturday, the bill will have enough time to be passed to the Governor.

The House is scheduled for 5:00 PM.  The Senate is not in.

Next Days Scheduled
House:  5/27/2023

Senate: End of Spring Session
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5:00 PM

SB424 Criminal Law - Tech
Opposed to expansion of Firearm Restraining Order
Senate Sponsor:  Villivalam, Peters, Simmons, Glowiak Hilton (Added after Passage:  Villa)
House Sponsor:  Olickal
Status:  House/Second Reading
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Kratom Control Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
Senate Amendment 1 - Adopted
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Expands the definition of "petitioner" to include intimate partners. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Eliminates the repeal date of the statute creating the First Time Weapon Offender Program. Changes the name of the Program to the First Time Weapon Offense Program. Deletes a provision that a defendant is not eligible for the Program if he or she is 21 years of age or older. Provides that the Program shall be at least 6 (rather than 18) months and not to exceed 18 (rather than 24) months. Makes other changes regarding the conditions of the Program. Effective July 1, 2023.
Senate Amendment 2 - Adopted
Provides that the First-Time Weapon Offense Program shall be at least 6 months but not more than 24 months (rather than 18 months) in duration.
HR189 Tenn. House Expulsion - Condemn
House Sponsor:  Nichols, Ammons, Evans, Canty, Collins
Status:  Order of Resolutions
Synopsis As Introduced
Condemns the expulsion of Tennessee State Representatives Justin Jones and Justin Pearson and condemns the attempted expulsion of Tennessee State Rep. Gloria Johnson from the Tennessee House of Representatives.
SJR40 Gun Violence Prevention Week
Senate Sponsor:  Morrison, Hunter, Murphy, Gillespie
House Sponsor:  Mayfield
Status:  House Order of Resolutions
Synopsis As Introduced
Declares July 2 through July 8, 2023 as Gun Violence Memorial and Prevention Week. Mourns the lives lost at the hands of gunfire in the City of Highland Park on July 4, 2022 and all those around the State of Illinois who have been lost to gun violence and recognizes the surviving families that live with the trauma of their losses. Remembers the lives of Katherine Goldstein, Irina McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Stephen Straus, Jacquelyn Sundheim, Nicholas Toledo-Zaragoza, Eduardo Uvaldo, and Aréanah Preston. Remembers all gun violence victims in the City of Chicago and all gun violence victim everywhere across the State. Honors the City of Highland Park, the City of Chicago, and their law enforcement, first responders, and community leaders for their service to the people of Illinois. Urges leaders to continue to do everything in their power to ensure communities across the State do not experience the trauma of gun violence, so that these horrific tragedies shall not be in vain.

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