Description: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates 2 separate offenses of unlawful use or possession of weapons by felons and unlawful use or possession of weapons by persons in the custody of the Department of Corrections facilities. Establishes penalties. Changes the penalties for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Provides that a sentence of county impact incarceration is not authorized for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon or for unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member. Provides that unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member is a Class 2 felony for which the person shall (rather than may) be sentenced to 4 (rather than 3) years and no more than 10 years. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a prisoner serving a sentence for certain unlawful use or possession of weapons by felons violations shall receive no more than 7.5 days of sentence credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment; and that a prisoner serving a sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member; certain violations of unlawful use or possession of weapons by felons; or a Class 2 or greater felony for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon shall receive no more than 4.5 days of sentence credit for each month of his or her sentence of imprisonment unless the prisoner receives a court order authorizing the Department of Corrections to issue up to a maximum of 180 days of additional sentence credit towards the prisoner's sentence. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.
Session: 99th General Assembly
Last Action: Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
Last Action Date: February 17, 2016
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Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (2 of 118)
|House||Feb 17, 2016||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo|
|House||Feb 11, 2016||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski|
|House||Feb 11, 2016||First Reading|
|House||Feb 11, 2016||Referred to Rules Committee|
|Introduced||Feb 11, 2016||state link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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