Comments: IL HB1587 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that in imposing a sentence for an offense that requires a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment or probation or conditional discharge of 2 years or more, the court may sentence the offender to probation or conditional discharge or other non-imprisonment sentence it deems appropriate instead of to a sentence of imprisonment or to a lesser sentence of imprisonment, probation, or conditional discharge than the minimum sentence of imprisonment, probation, or conditional discharge provided for the offense if the court finds that the defendant does not pose a risk to public safety and the interest of justice requires the non-imposition of the mandatory sentence of imprisonment or a lesser sentence of imprisonment, probation, or conditional discharge. Provides that the court must state on the record its reasons for not imposing the minimum sentence of imprisonment or a lesser sentence of imprisonment, probation, or conditional discharge. Provides that if the defendant has been charged with an offense involving the use, possession, or discharge of a firearm, the court may not deviate from a mandatory minimum sentence or probation or conditional discharge requirement, unless it is the recommendation of a presentence investigation and there is clear articulable evidence that the defendant is not a threat to the public safety. Provides that an offender convicted of a sex offense or an offense involving the infliction of great bodily harm may not be sentenced to a lesser term of imprisonment, probation, or conditional discharge.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-31 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [HB1587 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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