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Sen. Pelt-sponsored law amending the Unified Code of Corrections now in effect

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 10, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt (D-5) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Unified Code of Corrections went into effect on Aug. 9, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB51 on Dec. 4, 2018, when Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-31) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Unified Code of Corrections".

After debate, the House passed the bill on March 19 and it arrived in the House on May 28, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 30. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 9. The law went into effect immediately.

Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.

The following table shows the full history of actions on HB51.

Date
Chamber
Action
12/4/2018
House
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
1/9/2019
House
First Reading
1/9/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
1/29/2019
House
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
2/13/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 015-002-000
2/14/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2/14/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/6/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
3/6/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
3/14/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
3/14/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
3/14/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
3/19/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 088-020-000
3/20/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
3/20/2019
Senate
First Reading
3/20/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
3/20/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
3/20/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Criminal Law
5/2/2019
Senate
Postponed - Criminal Law
5/8/2019
Senate
Do Pass Criminal Law; 010-000-000
5/8/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
5/16/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/16/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
5/16/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
5/16/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
5/16/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
5/20/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
5/20/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
5/21/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
5/21/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
5/22/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
5/22/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Criminal Law
5/24/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
5/24/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
5/24/2019
Senate
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
5/27/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
5/28/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 3
5/28/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
5/28/2019
House
Arrived in House
5/28/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Mary E. Flowers
5/28/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Collins
5/28/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 051-000-000
5/28/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 010-000-000
5/28/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
5/28/2019
Senate
Recalled to Second Reading
5/28/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
5/28/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
5/29/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 019-000-000
5/29/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
5/30/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/30/2019
House
House Concurs
5/30/2019
House
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 House Concurs 116-000-000
6/28/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
8/9/2019
House
Effective Date August 9, 2019
8/9/2019
House
Governor Approved
8/9/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0224

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