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2021 Illinois Legislative Update

Legislative Process

The 102nd General Assembly swore in new legislators on January 13, 2021 and began meeting that month. As of mid-June, legislators concluded business for this year’s regular session.  During the session, members of the General Assembly introduced 7,004 bills. Of those bills, 664 passed through both chambers (the House and Senate) and will now go … Continued

FAQ: Final Felony Murder Language in House Bill 3653, Senate Amendment 2 as Passed, January 2021

Legislative Process

Background Illinois’s felony-murder rule (“A person who kills an individual without lawful justification commits first degree murder if, in performing the acts which cause the death, he or she is attempting or committing a forcible felony other than second degree murder”) as written and interpreted by Illinois courts is among the most expansive definitions in … Continued