Illinois - Abolishment of the Death Penalty

Public Act 096-1543

Public Act 096-1543
SB3539 Enrolled
LRB096 19452 RLC 34844 

AN ACT concerning criminal law.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding Section 5.786 as follows:

(30 ILCS 105/5.786 new)

Sec. 5.786. The Death Penalty Abolition Fund.

Section 10. The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is amended by adding Section 119-1 as follows:

(725 ILCS 5/119-1 new)
Sec. 119-1. Death penalty abolished.

(a) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, notwithstanding any other law to
the contrary, the death penalty is abolished and a sentence to death may not be imposed.

(b) All unobligated and unexpended moneys remaining in the Capital Litigation Trust Fund on the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be transferred into the Death Penalty Abolition Fund, a special
fund in the State treasury, to be expended by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, for services for
families of victims of homicide or murder and for training of law enforcement personnel.

(725 ILCS 124/Act rep.)
Section 15. The Capital Crimes Litigation Act is repealed.

Section 97. Severability. The provisions of this Act are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.

Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1, 2011, except that Section 15 takes effect January 1, 2012.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011

Source: Illinois General Assembly, "Public Act 096-1543," (accessed Aug. 15, 2012)