- Requires a defendant who commits aggravated battery against a police officer or who brings a weapon or contraband into a penal institution to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.
10-and-life for violent firearms offenses. Provides that first time convictions for the following offenses carry a mandatory 10-year sentence, second time offenses carry life sentences:
- Aggravated discharge of a firearm.
- Use of a stolen or illegally acquired firearm in the commission of an offense.
- Unlawful use or possession of weapons by felons.
- Armed habitual criminal.
- Aggravated vehicular hijacking or aggravated carjacking.
Commits juveniles to the Department of Juvenile Justice for the use or discharge of a firearm in a school that results in bodily injury or death to any person.
- Provides grants ($125 million/year) to local governments for the hiring, rehiring, and retention of law enforcement officers; funding body camera mandates, including data storage costs and personnel; funding for mandated training; assisting with outreach and community policing; assisting with mental health treatment of individuals in county jails; and purchasing public safety equipment to keep officers and communities safe. Grants to be administered by ILETSB.
- Sets a mandatory minimum penalty for gun-trafficking/straw-purchase offenses. Imposes a 10-year minimum sentence on those who sell or give firearms to convicted felons.
- Restores the automatic transfer of aggravated vehicular hijacking and armed robbery by a juvenile with a firearm to an adult court. Prevents “catch and release” of juvenile carjackers by requiring a shelter care hearing to determine if it is safe to release the juvenile or if the state needs to continue holding them until the adjudicatory hearing.
- Repeal the changes to the Bail Reform Act contained in PA 101-652.
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