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PA 98-0966 (SB 3286) Full Text
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SB 3286 Amend No. 1
Senate Bill 3286
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Deletes Provision Requiring Minors to Furnish the Dept. with Fingerprints
SB1915 Cease Juvenile Arrest Reporting Chief House Sponsor-Kwame Raoul (D) 13th District Deletes the provision from the Criminal Identification Act that requires that the Department be furnished with fingerprints and descriptions of all minors of the age of 10 and over who have been arrested for an offense which would be a felony if committed by an adult. Permits the policing bodies to forward those fingerprints and descriptions for minors arrested for Class A and B misdemeanors. *****Last Action - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Assignments 04/19-13
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Dept. of Human Services to Set Vendor Fees
HB2350 Department of Human Services (DHS) to Set Vendor Fees Chief House Sponsor-Ann Williams (D) 11th District Provides that the DPH set fees that may not exceed a certain amount pertaining to live scan services. Pertains to all approved vendors offering live scan services under this act and Nursing the Home Care Act. *****Last Action - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee 3/22/13
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Gang Member 21 Under Sealing of Certain Offenses
HB3240 Sealing the Records of Gang Members Chief House Sponsor-Elizabeth Hernandez (D) 24th District Provides that the arrest records of a gang member who is under 21 years of age and who have been found guilty of gang-related offenses would be eligible for sealing upon compliance with certain stated condition. *****Last Action - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee 03/22/13
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Expungement of Circuit Court Records
HB2378 Expungement After 15 Years Chief House Sponsor-Rita Mayfield (D) 60th District Provides that a petitioner may petition the Circuit Court to expunge the records of his or her arrests when he or she has been convicted of or placed on supervisions for a misdemeanor that occurred more than 15 years before the filing of the petition for certain offenses after specific requirements may have been met. *****Last Action - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee 04/19/13
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License to Carry a Concealed Firearm
P.A. 98-0063 Creation of Concealed and Carry Act Chief House Sponsor-Brandon Phelps (D) 118th District Effective date: 07/09/2013 Previously, HB 0183. Allows residents and non-residents who meet specified requirements to apply for license to carry a concealed firearm in this state. *****The full text is to large to upload here. Please search HB 0183 or P.A. 0063 through ilga.gov.
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Private Detective Sunset Provision
P.A. 98-0253 Private Detectives-Sunset Chief House Sponsor-Robert Rita (D) 28th District Effective date: immediately Previously HB2723. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004 from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2024. Amends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Makes changes to provisions concerning definitions, legislative intent, issuance of license, unlawful acts, exemptions, qualifications for licensure under the Act, training for private security contractors and employees, uniforms, consumer protection, inspection of facilities, renewal of licenses, employee requirements, employment requirements, requirement for a firearm control card and training, armed proprietary security forces, injunctive relief, discipline, submission to physical or mental examination, complaints, investigations, and hearings, suspension of licenses, restoration of licenses, unlicensed practice, the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Board, powers and duties of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and confidentiality. Effective immediately. *****The full text file is to large to upload here. Please search HB2723 of P.A. 0253 through ilga.gov.
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Collection of Ethnic and Racial Data—Criminal Identification Act
P.A. 98-0528 Racial Ethnicity Chief Senate Sponsor-Mattie Hunter (D) 3rd District Effective date: 01/01/15 Previously SB1598 requires for the collection of the ethnic and racial data of each person arrested.
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Creates Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
P.A. 98-0122 Medical Cannabis Chief House Sponsor-Lou Lang, Deputy Majority Leader (D) 16th District Effective date: 01/01/14 Previsouly HB 0001. Creates the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Provides that when a person had been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition, the person and teh caregiver may be issued an identification card by the Department of Public Health (DPH) for the right to possess a certain amount of cannabis. Act requires users, growers, and distributors, to all undergo background checks. *****The full text file is too large to upload here. Please search HB0001 or P.A. 0122 through ilga.gov.
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Expungement and Sealing Class 2,3, and 4 Felony Convictions
P.A. 98-0142 Sealing Class 2, 3, and 4 Felony Convictions Chief Senate Sponsor-LaShawn Ford (D) 8th District Effective date: 01/01/14 Previously HB3061. Allows a person to seal certain Class 2,3, and 4 felony convictions, 4 years after the termination of the persons last sentence.
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Creation of Second Chance Probation
P.A. 98-0164 Second Chance Probation Chief Senate Sponsor-Tom Cross (R) 97th District Effective date: 01/01/14 Previously HB3010. Provides the creation of a second chance probation.
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Veteran Issued Certificate of Eligibility for Expungement
P.A. 98-0399 Sealing Veterans Certificate of Eligibility Chief House Sponsor-Mike Bost (R) 115th District Effective date: 08/16/13 Previously HB1548 Provides that upon a petition by a person who has been convicted of a Class 3 or 4 felony and who has served in the United States Armed Forces or int he National Guard of this of another State and has received honorable discharge, after meeting certain requirements, with the unanimous vote of the Prisoner Review Board, may be issued a certificate of eligibility for expungement.
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DCFS Employee, Volunteer, and Non-Licensed Provider Background Checks
P.A. 98-0570 DCFS Employee background Checks Chief Senate Sponsor-Julie Morrison (D) 29th District Effective date: 08/27/13 Previously SB1599. Provides the DCFS to conduct background checks on employees, to include department applicants, volunteers, employees and non-licensed providers.
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