HB 2526

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 93rd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 04, 2003
  • Passed House Apr 03, 2003
  • Passed Senate May 13, 2003
  • Became Law Aug 05, 2003

Crim Pro-Witness Availability

Abstract

Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Defines "unavailability as a witness" to include circumstances in which the declarant: (1) is exempted by ruling of the court on the ground of privilege from testifying concerning the subject matter of the declarant's statement; (2) persists in refusing to testify concerning the subject matter of the declarant's statement despite an order of the court to do so; (3) testifies to a lack of memory of the subject matter of the declarant's statement; (4) is unable to be present or to testify at the hearing because of health or then existing physical or mental illness or infirmity; (5) is absent from the hearing and the proponent of the statement has been unable to procure the declarant's attendance by process or other reasonable means; or (6) is a crime victim as defined in the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act and the failure of the declarant to testify is caused by the defendant's intimidation of the declarant. Presently, unavailability is limited to the situation in which the declarant persists in refusing to testify concerning the subject matter of the declarant's statement despite an order of the court to do so. Effective immediately.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Aug 05, 2003

House

Public Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0413

House

Effective Date August 5, 2003

House

Governor Approved

Jun 11, 2003

House

Sent to the Governor

May 13, 2003

Senate

Third Reading - Passed; 052-004-000

House

Passed Both Houses

May 12, 2003

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2003

Senate

Second Reading

May 01, 2003

Senate

Do Pass Judiciary; 006-003-000

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2003

Apr 16, 2003

Senate

Assigned to Judiciary

Apr 08, 2003

Senate

Referred to Rules

Senate

First Reading

Apr 07, 2003

Senate

Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Patrick Welch

Apr 04, 2003

Senate

Arrive in Senate

Senate

Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 8, 2003

Apr 03, 2003

House

Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-001-000

Mar 27, 2003

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook

Mar 26, 2003

House

Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

House

Second Reading - Short Debate

Mar 06, 2003

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller

Feb 28, 2003

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John J. Millner

House

Do Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 013-000-000

Feb 26, 2003

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Bailey

Feb 21, 2003

House

Assigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee

Feb 20, 2003

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Delgado

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Harry Osterman

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Frank J. Mautino

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Steve Davis

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Hannig

House

First Reading

House

Referred to Rules Committee

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lovana Jones

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary K. O'Brien

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. James D. Brosnahan

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana Mendoza

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Forby

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin A. McCarthy

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