IL HB5800 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on June 10 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-11-10 - Referred to Rules Committee
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Attorney General Act. Provides that if an incident occurs between a police officer, or multiple police officers, and another person in which an apparent excessive amount of force was used and death occurred from that use of force, the matter shall be investigated by the Office of the Attorney General, in place of and instead of an investigation by the State's Attorney of the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. Provides that if, at the conclusion of the investigation, the Attorney General determines that the use of force by a peace officer comprised a criminal act, the Attorney General shall bring appropriate charges and prosecute the case on behalf of the people of the State. Effective immediately.

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2020-11-10HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2020-11-10HouseFirst Reading
2020-10-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2020-09-11HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2020-08-31HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2020-06-17HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
2020-06-10HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1520510New CodeSee Bill Text
152054Amended CodeCitation Text

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