Illinois 2011: SB 3539 - Repeal
The death penalty is abolished.
All funds remaining in the Capital Litigation Trust Fund are transferred into the Death Penalty Abolition Fund, a special fund for services for murder victims' families and for training of law enforcement personnel. The fund will be administered by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
Feb. 10, 2010: SB 3539 introduced and first reading in Senate
March 15, 2010: Moved to House
Nov. 17, 2010: House Amendment No. 1 (amendment to abolish the death penalty) filed by Karen Yarbrough and referred to Rules Committee
Nov. 29, 2010: House Amendment No. 1 referred by Rules Committee to Judiciary Committee
Nov. 30, 2010: House Judiciary Committee votes 4-3 to pass the bill
(continued into 2011)
Jan. 6, 2011: House votes 60-55 to pass the bill
Jan. 11, 2011: Senate votes 32-25 to pass the bill