House Bill 4888 amended provisions throughout the Unified Code of Corrections. Accordingly, the Illinois Department of Corrections was directed to collect and report specified data (i.e violence, evidence- based programs and parole or supervised release, etc) across correctional institutions to the General Assembly. In addition to this, HB 4888 also directed correctional institution executive teams and corresponding Chief Administrative Officer’s examine statewide and local data on a quarterly basis to identify trends, develop action items, and establish committees at each correctional institution to review violence data.
House Bill 1437 created the Criminal Diversion Racial Impact Data Collection Act. The intent of HB 1437 was to provide a mechanism whereby statewide data on race and ethnicity could be systematically collected to provide a basis for racial disparity impact analyses. Pursuant to this, law enforcement, circuit courts, and the state’s Attorney’s office were directed to report specified information to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. This included reporting the racial and ethnic composition of persons arrested and released without being charged, the number of persons whose charges were dismissed and the number of persons admitted to a diversion from a prosecution program, as applicable. Where-after an assessment of the quality of information received would be aggregated to the county level and made publicly accessible online by the ICJIA.
House Bill 6328 amended provisions in the Illinois Criminal Identification Act related to expungement of criminal records. In accordance, HB 6328 permitted the sealing of all felony convictions, with the exception of Class X (first degree murder) felonies and other specified offenses, including but not limited to any offense or attempted subject to the sex offender registration act.