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Re: Elderly Bill Legislation
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2014, 08:40:48 AM »
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Re: Elderly Bill Legislation
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2014, 05:41:05 PM »
Momm316, the particular bill you posted above is dead, but there is a committee holding hearings now that wants to draft new legislation and that is why this topic has been posted for information on the new legislation, the hearings and all that is going on in regards to that, but nothing is final and when it is and if the NEW bill does get drafted we will have the information here on IPT.


When did this die? In August a new supporter was added. With a new republican governor seated does this mean he will not sign if it passes?
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« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2014, 06:12:07 PM »
Momm316, the particular bill you posted above is dead, but there is a committee holding hearings now that wants to draft new legislation and that is why this topic has been posted for information on the new legislation, the hearings and all that is going on in regards to that, but nothing is final and when it is and if the NEW bill does get drafted we will have the information here on IPT.


When did this die? In August a new supporter was added. With a new republican governor seated does this mean he will not sign if it passes?

Go back and read this post, this is what died.

http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php?topic=30638.msg252214#msg252214


The elderly billed being talked about in this whole topic is still on going on with the Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee.  Not sure when the next meeting is.
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Re: Elderly Bill Legislation
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2015, 01:21:14 PM »

New Legislation brought forward by Art Turner 2/2/2015

HB #1310






 Bill Status of HB1310  99th General Assembly
  Full Text  Votes  View All Actions  Printer-Friendly Version


Short Description:  CD CORR-EARLY RELEASE


House Sponsors
Rep. Arthur Turner

Last Action
Date   Chamber          Action
  2/3/2015   House   Referred to Rules Committee


Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance

   730 ILCS 5/3-3-2   from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-2
   730 ILCS 5/3-3-3   from Ch. 38, par. 1003-3-3
   730 ILCS 5/3-6-3   from Ch. 38, par. 1003-6-3
   730 ILCS 5/5-8-1   from Ch. 38, par. 1005-8-1
   730 ILCS 5/5-8-1.4 new   
   730 ILCS 5/5-8-1.5 new   
   730 ILCS 5/5-8-1.6 new   
   730 ILCS 5/5-8-1.7 new   



Synopsis As Introduced

Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a committed person who is at least 55 years of age and who has served at least 25 consecutive years of imprisonment in a Department of Corrections institution or facility may petition the Prisoner Review Board for participation in the Sentence Modification Program. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall review the criminal history of the petitioner and the petitioner's conduct while incarcerated in a facility or facilities of the Department of Corrections and shall administer a risk assessment and medical, psychological, and psychiatric assessments of the petitioner before submitting the petition to the Board. Provides that no more than 100 committed persons shall be allowed to participate in the Program. Provides that the conditions of the Program shall include 15 hours of weekly community service approved by the Board. Twenty percent of the money earned by the participant in the Program shall be deducted from the participant's wages and donated by the administrator of the Program to a victim's organization. Provides that a committed person who is serving a sentence, including one who has not yet served the minimum term of the sentence, who is diagnosed as suffering from a terminal condition so as to render the committed person likely to live less than 9 months may be released on medical parole to a hospital, hospice, other licensed inpatient facility, or suitable housing accommodation as specified by the Board. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall review first-time non-violent offenders to determine their eligibility for the Sentence Modification Program. Provides that to be eligible for the Program, the committed person must be a first time non-violent offender. Provides that the Department shall review the criminal history of the offender and the offender's conduct while incarcerated in a facility or facilities of the Department of Corrections. Provides that the Department shall administer a risk assessment and medical, psychological, and psychiatric assessments of an offender before admission into the Program. Provides that an offender who meets the criteria established by this provision and the Department shall be considered by the Department for a reduction of up to 40% of his or her sentence.

Actions
Date   Chamber    Action
  2/2/2015   House   Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Arthur Turner
  2/3/2015   House   First Reading
  2/3/2015   House   Referred to Rules Committee


http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HB&DocNum=1310&GAID=13&SessionID=88&LegID=85794

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Re: Elderly Bill Legislation
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2015, 04:17:58 PM »
 A Moral Imperative: Release Aging and Long-Term Prisoners

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:38 By Jean Trounstine, Truthout | News Analysis


http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29028-a-moral-imperative-release-aging-and-long-term-prisoners#
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« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2015, 08:02:49 PM »
HB1310  2/17/2015   House   Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee

It's time to contact your representatives now about this bill.

Representative Turner is revising the bill for Truth in Sentencing.

If you are interested in getting involved and possible attend news conferences, etc. PM me or Bill Ryan for more information.
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« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2015, 07:55:40 AM »
HB1310  2/17/2015   House   Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee

It's time to contact your representatives now about this bill.

Representative Turner is revising the bill for Truth in Sentencing.

If you are interested in getting involved and possible attend news conferences, etc. PM me or Bill Ryan for more information.

I would try to come if it's in Springfield.

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« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2015, 07:09:15 AM »

TIME TO GET INVOLVED, start by calling your State Reps and letting them know you support this new legislation!!!!






Art Turner (D-9)introduced HB 1310 as first  installment of New Beginning legislation.

 This  package will begin to  address prison overcrowding, reduce costs, and increase security.


Legislation  includes HB 1310 a pilot project for 100 elder prisoners who have reached 55 and served 25 consecutive years. DOC will select 100 offenders and refer to  Parole Board for parole plan. victims families can participate in process that includes risk assessment and testing.Restorative justice services will be offered.Parole plans may include participation in community services   Each elderly offender costs $75.000 a year to warehouse.

 

HB 291  modifies appointment of special prosecutor in light of what happened in Ferguson.


A  bill revising truth in sentencing will also be part of new beginning.


 Tuner is expected to have a full public announcement in few weeks and is seeking bipartisan support.

 
A  press conference announcing legislation soon. Details will follow.

 

Please contact legislators NOW, telling them to support and ask everyone you know to help support by doing the same !!

 

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« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2015, 09:14:50 AM »
If you are unsure of who your State Rep is, you can use this link to find out by just entering your zip code. 

Your State Rep will come up and you can click on their name for contact information.

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/


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« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2015, 08:06:14 AM »


Click on this link, and then on the Senate/House Members, click ... their Districts are listed, call that State Rep for your district, they are the ones that vote on these bills.


http://www.housedem.state.il.us/GeneralAssembly.htm
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« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2015, 09:04:40 AM »
what do we actually need to say to them ?

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« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2015, 10:00:17 AM »
what do we actually need to say to them ?

Please support this legislation.
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« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2015, 01:00:57 PM »
So this new bill is completely different from hb3668.  Is 3668 over and done with?  This is most distressing for us with loved ones with violent offenses. 
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« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2015, 03:29:20 PM »
So this new bill is completely different from hb3668.  Is 3668 over and done with?  This is most distressing for us with loved ones with violent offenses.  

HB3668 died in session 12.3.2014

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3668&GAID=12&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=85&GA=98
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