Juvenile Justice Legislation Spring 2022
Go to www.ilga.gov to review current status & text of bills.
- HR 616 & SR 757 – JJI proposal with ICOY – urges IL Supreme Court to prioritize in person court hearings when children’s liberty is at stake. Fact Sheet: Remote Hearings in Juvenile Cases Fact Sheet (3)
- SB3621 – Eliminates fines & fees in juvenile cases. Fact Sheet: SB3621 Fact Sheet_Eliminating Juvenile Fees and Fines (1)
- HB 5273/SB 3648 – Expands role of IL Dept of Juvenile Justice Ombudsperson to include children’s rights while in pretrial detention. Fact Sheet: JHA+JJOIJO+Fact+Sheet+FNL+1.31.22 (1)
- HB 5540 – Repeals “automatic” transfer – requires juvenile court to make decision to try a case involving a minor in adult court