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725 ILCS 207/ Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.

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(725 ILCS 207/1)Sec. 1.Short title.This Act may be cited as the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. (Source: P.A. 90‑40, eff. 1‑1‑98.)(725 ILCS 207/5)Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act, the term: (a) "Department" means the Department of Human Services. (b) "Mental disorder" means a congenital or acquired condition affecting the emotional or volitional capacity that predisposes a person to engage in acts of sexual violence. (c) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Human Services. (d) "Sexually motivated" means that one of the purposes for an act is for the actor's sexual arousal or gratification. (e) "Sexually violent offense" means any of the following:(1) Any crime specified in Section 11‑6, 11‑20.1, 11‑20.3, 12‑13, 12‑14, 12‑14.1, or 12‑16 of the Criminal Code of 1961; or(1.5) Any former law of this State specified in Section 11‑1 (rape), 11‑3 (deviate sexual assault), 11‑4 (indecent liberties with a child) or 11‑4.1 (aggravated indecent liberties with a child) of the Criminal Code of 1961; or(2) First degree murder, if it is determined by the agency with jurisdiction to have been sexually motivated; or(3) Any solicitation, conspiracy or attempt to commit a crime under paragraph (e)(1) or (e)(2) of this Section. (f) "Sexually violent person" means a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense, has been adjudicated delinquent for a sexually violent offense, or has been found not guilty of a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity and who is dangerous because he or she suffers from a mental disorder that makes it substantially probable that the person will engage in acts of sexual violence. (Source: P.A. 96‑292, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑328, eff. 8‑11‑09.)(725 ILCS 207/9) Sec. 9. Sexually violent person review; written notification to State's Attorney. The Illinois Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice, not later than 6 months prior to the anticipated release from imprisonment or the anticipated entry into mandatory supervised release of a person who has been convicted or adjudicated delinquent of a sexually violent offense, shall send written notice to the State's Attorney in the county in which the person was convicted or adjudicated delinquent of the sexually violent offense informing the State's Attorney of the person's anticipated release date and that the person will be considered for commitment under this Act prior to that release date. (Source: P.A. 94‑992, eff. 1‑1‑07.)(725 ILCS 207/10)Sec. 10. Notice to the Attorney General and State's Attorney.(a) In this Act, "agency with jurisdiction" means the agency with the authority or duty to release or discharge the person.(b) If an agency with jurisdiction has control or custody over a person who may meet the criteria for commitment as a sexually violent person, the agency with jurisdiction shall inform the Attorney General and the State's Attorney in a position to file a petition under paragraph (a)(2) of Section 15 of this Act regarding the person as soon as possible beginning 3 months prior to the applicable date of the following:(1) The anticipated release from imprisonment or the anticipated entry into mandatory supervised release of a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense.(2) The anticipated release from a Department of Corrections correctional facility or juvenile correctional facility of a person adjudicated delinquent under Section 5‑20 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (now repealed) or found guilty under Section 5‑620 of that Act, on the basis of a sexually violent offense.(3) The discharge or conditional release of a person who has been found not guilty of a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity under Section 5‑2‑4 of the Unified Code of Corrections.(c) The agency with jurisdiction shall provide the Attorney General and the State's Attorney with all of the following:(1) The person's name, identifying factors, anticipated future residence and offense history;(2) A comprehensive evaluation of the person's mental condition, the basis upon which a determination has been made that the person is subject to commitment under subsection (b) of Section 15 of this Act and a recommendation for action in furtherance of the purposes of this Act. The evaluation shall be conducted in conformance with the standards developed under the Sex Offender Management Board Act and by an evaluator approved by the Board; and(3) If applicable, documentation of any treatment and the person's adjustment to any institutional placement.(d) Any agency or officer, employee or agent of an agency is immune from criminal or civil liability for any acts or omissions as the result of a good faith effort to comply with this Section.(Source: P.A. 93‑616, eff. 1‑1‑04.)(725 ILCS 207/15) Sec. 15. Sexually violent person petition; contents; filing.(a) A petition alleging that a person is a sexually violent person must be filed before the release or discharge of the person or within 30 days of placement onto parole or mandatory supervised release for an offense enumerated in paragraph (e) of Section 5 of this Act. A petition may be filed by the following:(1) The Attorney General on his or her own motion, after consulting with and advising the State's Attorney of the county in which the person was convicted of a sexually violent offense, adjudicated delinquent for a sexually violent offense or found not guilty of or not responsible for a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity, mental disease, or mental defect; or(2) The State's Attorney of the county referenced in paragraph (1)(a)(1) of this Section, on his or her own motion; or(3) The Attorney General and the State's Attorney of the county referenced in paragraph (1)(a)(1) of this Section may jointly file a petition on their own motion; or(4) A petition may be filed at the request of the agency with jurisdiction over the person, as defined in subsection (a) of Section 10 of this Act, by:(a) the Attorney General;(b) the State's Attorney of the county referenced in paragraph (1)(a)(1) of this Section; or(c) the Attorney General and the State's Attorney jointly. (b) A petition filed under this Section shall allege that all of the following apply to the person alleged to be a sexually violent person:(1) The person satisfies any of the following criteria:(A) The person has been convicted of a sexually violent offense;(B) The person has been found delinquent for a sexually violent offense; or(C) The person has been found not guilty of a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity, mental disease, or mental defect.(2) (Blank).(3) (Blank).(4) The person has a mental disorder.(5) The person is dangerous to others because the person's mental disorder creates a substantial probability that he or she will engage in acts of sexual violence. (b‑5) The petition must be filed no more than 90 days before discharge or entry into mandatory supervised release from a Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice correctional facility for a sentence that was imposed upon a conviction for a sexually violent offense. For inmates sentenced under the law in effect prior to February 1, 1978, the petition shall be filed no more than 90 days after the Prisoner Review Board's order granting parole pursuant to Section 3‑3‑5 of the Unified Code of Corrections. (b‑6) The petition must be filed no more than 90 days before discharge or release:(1) from a Department of Juvenile Justice juvenile correctional facility if the person was placed in the facility for being adjudicated delinquent under Section 5‑20 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 or found guilty under Section 5‑620 of that Act on the basis of a sexually violent offense; or(2) from a commitment order that was entered as a result of a sexually violent offense. (b‑7) A person convicted of a sexually violent offense remains eligible for commitment as a sexually violent person pursuant to this Act under the following circumstances: (1) the person is in custody for a sentence that is being served concurrently or consecutively with a sexually violent offense; (2) the person returns to the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice for any reason during the term of parole or mandatory supervised release being served for a sexually violent offense; or (3) the person is convicted or adjudicated delinquent for any offense committed during the term of parole or mandatory supervised release being served for a sexually violent offense, regardless of whether that conviction or adjudication was for a sexually violent offense. (c) A petition filed under this Section shall state with particularity essential facts to establish probable cause to believe the person is a sexually violent person. If the petition alleges that a sexually violent offense or act that is a basis for the allegation under paragraph (b)(1) of this Section was an act that was sexually motivated as provided under paragraph (e)(2) of Section 5 of this Act, the petition shall state the grounds on which the offense or act is alleged to be sexually motivated. (d) A petition under this Section shall be filed in either of the following:(1) The circuit court for the county in which the person was convicted of a sexually violent offense, adjudicated delinquent for a sexually violent offense or found not guilty of a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity, mental disease or mental defect.(2) The circuit court for the county in which the person is in custody under a sentence, a placement to a Department of Corrections correctional facility or a Department of Juvenile Justice juvenile correctional facility, or a commitment order.(e) The filing of a petition under this Act shall toll the running of the term of parole or mandatory supervised release until:(1) dismissal of the petition filed under this Act;(2) a finding by a judge or jury that the respondent is not a sexually violent person; or(3) the sexually violent person is discharged under Section 65 of this Act.(f) The State has the right to have the person evaluated by experts chosen by the State. The agency with jurisdiction as defined in Section 10 of this Act shall allow the expert reasonable access to the person for purposes of examination, to the person's records, and to past and present treatment providers and any other staff members relevant to the examination. (Source: P.A. 96‑1128, eff. 1‑1‑11.)(725 ILCS 207/20)Sec. 20.Civil nature of proceedings.The proceedings under this Act shall be civil in nature. The provisions of the Civil Practice Law, and all existing and future amendments of that Law shall apply to all proceedings hereunder except as otherwise provided in this Act. (Source: P.A. 90‑40, eff. 1‑1‑98.) (725 ILCS 207/25)Sec. 25. Rights of persons subject to petition. (a) Any person who is the subject of a petition filed under Section 15 of this Act shall be served with a copy of the petition in accordance with the Civil Practice Law.(b) The circuit court in which a petition under Section 15 of this Act is filed shall conduct all hearings under this Act. The court shall give the person who is the subject of the petition reasonable notice of the time and place of each such hearing. The court may designate additional persons to receive these notices.(c) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(1) of Section 65 and Section 70 of this Act, at any hearing conducted under this Act, the person who is the subject of the petition has the right:(1) To be present and to be represented by counsel.If the person is indigent, the court shall appoint counsel.(2) To remain silent.(3) To present and cross‑examine witnesses.(4) To have the hearing recorded by a court reporter.(d) The person who is the subject of the petition, the person's attorney, the Attorney General or the State's Attorney may request that a trial under Section 35 of this Act be to a jury. A verdict of a jury under this Act is not valid unless it is unanimous.(e) Whenever the person who is the subject of the petition is required to submit to an examination under this Act, he or she may retain experts or professional persons to perform an examination. The State has the right to have the person evaluated by an expert chosen by the State. All examiners retained by or appointed for any party shall have reasonable access to the person for the purpose of the examination, as well as to the person's past and present treatment records and patient health care records. If the person is indigent, the court shall, upon the person's request, appoint a qualified and available expert or professional person to perform an examination. Upon the order of the circuit court, the county shall pay, as part of the costs of the action, the costs of a court‑appointed expert or professional person to perform an examination and participate in the trial on behalf of an indigent person.(Source: P.A. 96‑1128, eff. 1‑1‑11.)(725 ILCS 207/30)Sec. 30. Detention; probable cause hearing; transfer for examination.(a) Upon the filing of a petition under Section 15 of this Act, the court shall review the petition to determine whether to issue an order for detention of the person who is the subject of the petition. The person shall be detained only if there is cause to believe that the person is eligible for commitment under subsection (f) of Section 35 of this Act. A person detained under this Section shall be held in a facility approved by the Department. If the person is serving a sentence of imprisonment, is in a Department of Corrections correctional facility or juvenile correctional facility or is committed to institutional care, and the court orders detention under this Section, the court shall order that the person be transferred to a detention facility approved by the Department. A detention order under this Section remains in effect until the person is discharged after a trial under Section 35 of this Act or until the effective date of a commitment order under Section 40 of this Act, whichever is applicable.(b) Whenever a petition is filed under Section 15 of this Act, the court shall hold a hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to believe that the person named in the petition is a sexually violent person. If the person named in the petition is in custody, the court shall hold the probable cause hearing within 72 hours after the petition is filed, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. The court may grant a continuance of the probable cause hearing for no more than 7 additional days upon the motion of the respondent, for good cause. If the person named in the petition has been released, is on parole, is on mandatory supervised release, or otherwise is not in custody, the court shall hold the probable cause hearing within a reasonable time after the filing of the petition. At the probable cause hearing, the court shall admit and consider all relevant hearsay evidence.(c) If the court determines after a hearing that there is probable cause to believe that the person named in the petition is a sexually violent person, the court shall order that the person be taken into custody if he or she is not in custody and shall order the person to be transferred within a reasonable time to an appropriate facility for an evaluation as to whether the person is a sexually violent person. If the person who is named in the petition refuses to speak to, communicate with, or otherwise fails to cooperate with the examining evaluator from the Department of Human Services or the Department of Corrections, that person may only introduce evidence and testimony from any expert or professional person who is retained or court‑appointed to conduct an examination of the person that results from a review of the records and may not introduce evidence resulting from an examination of the person. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 10 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act, all evaluations conducted pursuant to this Act and all Illinois Department of Corrections treatment records shall be admissible at all proceedings held pursuant to this Act, including the probable cause hearing and the trial.If the court determines that probable cause does not exist to believe that the person is a sexually violent person, the court shall dismiss the petition.(d) The Department shall promulgate rules that provide the qualifications for persons conducting evaluations under subsection (c) of this Section.(e) If the person named in the petition claims or appears to be indigent, the court shall, prior to the probable cause hearing under subsection (b) of this Section, appoint counsel.(Source: P.A. 92‑415, eff. 8‑17‑01; 93‑616, eff. 1‑1‑04; 93‑970, eff. 8‑20‑04.) (725 ILCS 207/35)Sec. 35.Trial. (a) A trial to determine whether the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 of this Act is a sexually violent person shall commence no later than 120 days after the date of the probable cause hearing under Section 30 of this Act. Delay is considered to be agreed to by the person unless he or she objects to the delay by making a written demand for trial or an oral demand for trial on the record. Delay occasioned by the person temporarily suspends for the time of the delay the period within which a person must be tried. If the delay occurs within 21 days after the end of the period within which a person must be tried, the court may continue the cause on application of the State for not more than an additional 21 days beyond the period prescribed. The court may grant a continuance of the trial date for good cause upon its own motion, the motion of any party or the stipulation of the parties, provided that any continuance granted shall be subject to Section 103‑5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. (b) At the trial on the petition it shall be competent to introduce evidence of the commission by the respondent of any number of crimes together with whatever punishments, if any, were imposed. The petitioner may present expert testimony from both the Illinois Department of Corrections evaluator and the Department of Human Services psychologist. (c) The person who is the subject of the petition, the person's attorney, the Attorney General or the State's Attorney may request that a trial under this Section be by a jury. A request for a jury trial under this subsection shall be made within 10 days after the probable cause hearing under Section 30 of this Act. If no request is made, the trial shall be by the court. The person, the person's attorney or the Attorney General or State's Attorney, whichever is applicable, may withdraw his or her request for a jury trial.(d) (1) At a trial on a petition under this Act, the petitioner has the burden of proving the allegations in the petition beyond a reasonable doubt.(2) If the State alleges that the sexually violent offense or act that forms the basis for the petition was an act that was sexually motivated as provided in paragraph (e)(2) of Section 5 of this Act, the State is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged sexually violent act was sexually motivated. (e) Evidence that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 of this Act was convicted for or committed sexually violent offenses before committing the offense or act on which the petition is based is not sufficient to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the person has a mental disorder. (f) If the court or jury determines that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 is a sexually violent person, the court shall enter a judgment on that finding and shall commit the person as provided under Section 40 of this Act. If the court or jury is not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the person is a sexually violent person, the court shall dismiss the petition and direct that the person be released unless he or she is under some other lawful restriction. (g) A judgment entered under subsection (f) of this Section on the finding that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 is a sexually violent person is interlocutory to a commitment order under Section 40 and is reviewable on appeal. (Source: P.A. 91‑875, eff. 6‑30‑00; 92‑415, eff. 8‑17‑01.) (725 ILCS 207/40)Sec. 40. Commitment.(a) If a court or jury determines that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 of this Act is a sexually violent person, the court shall order the person to be committed to the custody of the Department for control, care and treatment until such time as the person is no longer a sexually violent person.(b) (1) The court shall enter an initial commitment order under this Section pursuant to a hearing held as soon as practicable after the judgment is entered that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 is a sexually violent person. If the court lacks sufficient information to make the determination required by paragraph (b)(2) of this Section immediately after trial, it may adjourn the hearing and order the Department to conduct a predisposition investigation or a supplementary mental examination, or both, to assist the court in framing the commitment order. If the Department's examining evaluator previously rendered an opinion that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 does not meet the criteria to be found a sexually violent person, then another evaluator shall conduct the predisposition investigation and/or supplementary mental examination. A supplementary mental examination under this Section shall be conducted in accordance with Section 3‑804 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. The State has the right to have the person evaluated by experts chosen by the State.(2) An order for commitment under this Section shall specify either institutional care in a secure facility, as provided under Section 50 of this Act, or conditional release. In determining whether commitment shall be for institutional care in a secure facility or for conditional release, the court shall consider the nature and circumstances of the behavior that was the basis of the allegation in the petition under paragraph (b)(1) of Section 15, the person's mental history and present mental condition, and what arrangements are available to ensure that the person has access to and will participate in necessary treatment. All treatment, whether in institutional care, in a secure facility, or while on conditional release, shall be conducted in conformance with the standards developed under the Sex Offender Management Board Act and conducted by a treatment provider approved by the Board. The Department shall arrange for control, care and treatment of the person in the least restrictive manner consistent with the requirements of the person and in accordance with the court's commitment order.(3) If the court finds that the person is appropriate for conditional release, the court shall notify the Department. The Department shall prepare a plan that identifies the treatment and services, if any, that the person will receive in the community. The plan shall address the person's need, if any, for supervision, counseling, medication, community support services, residential services, vocational services, and alcohol or other drug abuse treatment. The Department may contract with a county health department, with another public agency or with a private agency to provide the treatment and services identified in the plan. The plan shall specify who will be responsible for providing the treatment and services identified in the plan. The plan shall be presented to the court for its approval within 60 days after the court finding that the person is appropriate for conditional release, unless the Department and the person to be released request additional time to develop the plan. The conditional release program operated under this Section is not subject to the provisions of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.(4) An order for conditional release places the person in the custody and control of the Department. A person on conditional release is subject to the conditions set by the court and to the rules of the Department. Before a person is placed on conditional release by the court under this Section, the court shall so notify the municipal police department and county sheriff for the municipality and county in which the person will be residing. The notification requirement under this Section does not apply if a municipal police department or county sheriff submits to the court a written statement waiving the right to be notified. Notwithstanding any other provision in the Act, the person being supervised on conditional release shall not reside at the same street address as another sex offender being supervised on conditional release under this Act, mandatory supervised release, parole, probation, or any other manner of supervision. If the Department alleges that a released person has violated any condition or rule, or that the safety of others requires that conditional release be revoked, he or she may be taken into custody under the rules of the Department.At any time during which the person is on conditional release, if the Department determines that the person has violated any condition or rule, or that the safety of others requires that conditional release be revoked, the Department may request the Attorney General or State's Attorney to request the court to issue an emergency ex parte order directing any law enforcement officer to take the person into custody and transport the person to the county jail. The Department may request, or the Attorney General or State's Attorney may request independently of the Department, that a petition to revoke conditional release be filed. When a petition is filed, the court may order the Department to issue a notice to the person to be present at the Department or other agency designated by the court, order a summons to the person to be present, or order a body attachment for all law enforcement officers to take the person into custody and transport him or her to the county jail, hospital, or treatment facility. The Department shall submit a statement showing probable cause of the detention and a petition to revoke the order for conditional release to the committing court within 48 hours after the detention. The court shall hear the petition within 30 days, unless the hearing or time deadline is waived by the detained person. Pending the revocation hearing, the Department may detain the person in a jail, in a hospital or treatment facility. The State has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that any rule or condition of release has been violated, or that the safety of others requires that the conditional release be revoked. If the court determines after hearing that any rule or condition of release has been violated, or that the safety of others requires that conditional release be revoked, it may revoke the order for conditional release and order that the released person be placed in an appropriate institution until the person is discharged from the commitment under Section 65 of this Act or until again placed on conditional release under Section 60 of this Act.(5) An order for conditional release places the person in the custody, care, and control of the Department. The court shall order the person be subject to the following rules of conditional release, in addition to any other conditions ordered, and the person shall be given a certificate setting forth the conditions of conditional release. These conditions shall be that the person:(A) not violate any criminal statute of any jurisdiction;(B) report to or appear in person before such person or agency as directed by the court and the Department;(C) refrain from possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon;(D) not leave the State without the consent of
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  •     (725 ILCS 207/1)
        Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.
    (Source: P.A. 90‑40, eff. 1‑1‑98.)

        (725 ILCS 207/5)
        Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act, the term:
        (a) "Department" means the Department of Human Services.
        (b) "Mental disorder" means a congenital or acquired condition affecting the emotional or volitional capacity that predisposes a person to engage in acts of sexual violence.
        (c) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Human Services.
        (d) "Sexually motivated" means that one of the purposes for an act is for the actor's sexual arousal or gratification.
        (e) "Sexually violent offense" means any of the following:
            (1) Any crime specified in Section 11‑6, 11‑20.1,
         11‑20.3, 12‑13, 12‑14, 12‑14.1, or 12‑16 of the Criminal Code of 1961; or
            (1.5) Any former law of this State specified in
         Section 11‑1 (rape), 11‑3 (deviate sexual assault), 11‑4 (indecent liberties with a child) or 11‑4.1 (aggravated indecent liberties with a child) of the Criminal Code of 1961; or
            (2) First degree murder, if it is determined by the
         agency with jurisdiction to have been sexually motivated; or
            (3) Any solicitation, conspiracy or attempt to
         commit a crime under paragraph (e)(1) or (e)(2) of this Section.
        (f) "Sexually violent person" means a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense, has been adjudicated delinquent for a sexually violent offense, or has been found not guilty of a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity and who is dangerous because he or she suffers from a mental disorder that makes it substantially probable that the person will engage in acts of sexual violence.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑292, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑328, eff. 8‑11‑09.)

        (725 ILCS 207/9)
        Sec. 9. Sexually violent person review; written notification to State's Attorney. The Illinois Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice, not later than 6 months prior to the anticipated release from imprisonment or the anticipated entry into mandatory supervised release of a person who has been convicted or adjudicated delinquent of a sexually violent offense, shall send written notice to the State's Attorney in the county in which the person was convicted or adjudicated delinquent of the sexually violent offense informing the State's Attorney of the person's anticipated release date and that the person will be considered for commitment under this Act prior to that release date.
    (Source: P.A. 94‑992, eff. 1‑1‑07.)

        (725 ILCS 207/10)
        Sec. 10. Notice to the Attorney General and State's Attorney.
        (a) In this Act, "agency with jurisdiction" means the agency with the authority or duty to release or discharge the person.
        (b) If an agency with jurisdiction has control or custody over a person who may meet the criteria for commitment as a sexually violent person, the agency with jurisdiction shall inform the Attorney General and the State's Attorney in a position to file a petition under paragraph (a)(2) of Section 15 of this Act regarding the person as soon as possible beginning 3 months prior to the applicable date of the following:
            (1) The anticipated release from imprisonment or the
         anticipated entry into mandatory supervised release of a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense.
            (2) The anticipated release from a Department of
         Corrections correctional facility or juvenile correctional facility of a person adjudicated delinquent under Section 5‑20 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (now repealed) or found guilty under Section 5‑620 of that Act, on the basis of a sexually violent offense.
            (3) The discharge or conditional release of a person
         who has been found not guilty of a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity under Section 5‑2‑4 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
        (c) The agency with jurisdiction shall provide the Attorney General and the State's Attorney with all of the following:
            (1) The person's name, identifying factors,
         anticipated future residence and offense history;
            (2) A comprehensive evaluation of the person's mental
         condition, the basis upon which a determination has been made that the person is subject to commitment under subsection (b) of Section 15 of this Act and a recommendation for action in furtherance of the purposes of this Act. The evaluation shall be conducted in conformance with the standards developed under the Sex Offender Management Board Act and by an evaluator approved by the Board; and
            (3) If applicable, documentation of any treatment and
         the person's adjustment to any institutional placement.
        (d) Any agency or officer, employee or agent of an agency is immune from criminal or civil liability for any acts or omissions as the result of a good faith effort to comply with this Section.
    (Source: P.A. 93‑616, eff. 1‑1‑04.)

        (725 ILCS 207/15)
        Sec. 15. Sexually violent person petition; contents; filing.
        (a) A petition alleging that a person is a sexually violent person must be filed before the release or discharge of the person or within 30 days of placement onto parole or mandatory supervised release for an offense enumerated in paragraph (e) of Section 5 of this Act. A petition may be filed by the following:
            (1) The Attorney General on his or her own motion,
        after consulting with and advising the State's Attorney of the county in which the person was convicted of a sexually violent offense, adjudicated delinquent for a sexually violent offense or found not guilty of or not responsible for a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity, mental disease, or mental defect; or
            (2) The State's Attorney of the county referenced in
        paragraph (1)(a)(1) of this Section, on his or her own motion; or
            (3) The Attorney General and the State's Attorney of
        the county referenced in paragraph (1)(a)(1) of this Section may jointly file a petition on their own motion; or
            (4) A petition may be filed at the request of the
        agency with jurisdiction over the person, as defined in subsection (a) of Section 10 of this Act, by:
                (a) the Attorney General;
                (b) the State's Attorney of the county referenced
            in paragraph (1)(a)(1) of this Section; or
                (c) the Attorney General and the State's Attorney
            jointly.
        (b) A petition filed under this Section shall allege that all of the following apply to the person alleged to be a sexually violent person:
            (1) The person satisfies any of the following
        criteria:
                (A) The person has been convicted of a sexually
            violent offense;
                (B) The person has been found delinquent for a
            sexually violent offense; or
                (C) The person has been found not guilty of a
            sexually violent offense by reason of insanity, mental disease, or mental defect.
            (2) (Blank).
            (3) (Blank).
            (4) The person has a mental disorder.
            (5) The person is dangerous to others because the
        person's mental disorder creates a substantial probability that he or she will engage in acts of sexual violence.
        (b‑5) The petition must be filed no more than 90 days before discharge or entry into mandatory supervised release from a Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice correctional facility for a sentence that was imposed upon a conviction for a sexually violent offense. For inmates sentenced under the law in effect prior to February 1, 1978, the petition shall be filed no more than 90 days after the Prisoner Review Board's order granting parole pursuant to Section 3‑3‑5 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
        (b‑6) The petition must be filed no more than 90 days
        before discharge or release:
            (1) from a Department of Juvenile Justice juvenile
        correctional facility if the person was placed in the facility for being adjudicated delinquent under Section 5‑20 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 or found guilty under Section 5‑620 of that Act on the basis of a sexually violent offense; or
            (2) from a commitment order that was entered as a
        result of a sexually violent offense.
        (b‑7) A person convicted of a sexually violent offense
        remains eligible for commitment as a sexually violent person pursuant to this Act under the following circumstances: (1) the person is in custody for a sentence that is being served concurrently or consecutively with a sexually violent offense; (2) the person returns to the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice for any reason during the term of parole or mandatory supervised release being served for a sexually violent offense; or (3) the person is convicted or adjudicated delinquent for any offense committed during the term of parole or mandatory supervised release being served for a sexually violent offense, regardless of whether that conviction or adjudication was for a sexually violent offense.
        (c) A petition filed under this Section shall state with particularity essential facts to establish probable cause to believe the person is a sexually violent person. If the petition alleges that a sexually violent offense or act that is a basis for the allegation under paragraph (b)(1) of this Section was an act that was sexually motivated as provided under paragraph (e)(2) of Section 5 of this Act, the petition shall state the grounds on which the offense or act is alleged to be sexually motivated.
        (d) A petition under this Section shall be filed in either of the following:
            (1) The circuit court for the county in which the
        person was convicted of a sexually violent offense, adjudicated delinquent for a sexually violent offense or found not guilty of a sexually violent offense by reason of insanity, mental disease or mental defect.
            (2) The circuit court for the county in which the
        person is in custody under a sentence, a placement to a Department of Corrections correctional facility or a Department of Juvenile Justice juvenile correctional facility, or a commitment order.
        (e) The filing of a petition under this Act shall toll
        the running of the term of parole or mandatory supervised release until:
            (1) dismissal of the petition filed under this Act;
            (2) a finding by a judge or jury that the respondent
        is not a sexually violent person; or
            (3) the sexually violent person is discharged under
        Section 65 of this Act.
        (f) The State has the right to have the person evaluated by experts chosen by the State. The agency with jurisdiction as defined in Section 10 of this Act shall allow the expert reasonable access to the person for purposes of examination, to the person's records, and to past and present treatment providers and any other staff members relevant to the examination.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑1128, eff. 1‑1‑11.)

        (725 ILCS 207/20)
        Sec. 20. Civil nature of proceedings. The proceedings under this Act shall be civil in nature. The provisions of the Civil Practice Law, and all existing and future amendments of that Law shall apply to all proceedings hereunder except as otherwise provided in this Act.
    (Source: P.A. 90‑40, eff. 1‑1‑98.)

        (725 ILCS 207/25)
        Sec. 25. Rights of persons subject to petition.
        (a) Any person who is the subject of a petition filed under Section 15 of this Act shall be served with a copy of the petition in accordance with the Civil Practice Law.
        (b) The circuit court in which a petition under Section 15 of this Act is filed shall conduct all hearings under this Act. The court shall give the person who is the subject of the petition reasonable notice of the time and place of each such hearing. The court may designate additional persons to receive these notices.
        (c) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(1) of Section 65 and Section 70 of this Act, at any hearing conducted under this Act, the person who is the subject of the petition has the right:
            (1) To be present and to be represented by counsel.
         If the person is indigent, the court shall appoint counsel.
            (2) To remain silent.
            (3) To present and cross‑examine witnesses.
            (4) To have the hearing recorded by a court reporter.
        (d) The person who is the subject of the petition, the person's attorney, the Attorney General or the State's Attorney may request that a trial under Section 35 of this Act be to a jury. A verdict of a jury under this Act is not valid unless it is unanimous.
        (e) Whenever the person who is the subject of the petition is required to submit to an examination under this Act, he or she may retain experts or professional persons to perform an examination. The State has the right to have the person evaluated by an expert chosen by the State. All examiners retained by or appointed for any party shall have reasonable access to the person for the purpose of the examination, as well as to the person's past and present treatment records and patient health care records. If the person is indigent, the court shall, upon the person's request, appoint a qualified and available expert or professional person to perform an examination. Upon the order of the circuit court, the county shall pay, as part of the costs of the action, the costs of a court‑appointed expert or professional person to perform an examination and participate in the trial on behalf of an indigent person.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑1128, eff. 1‑1‑11.)

        (725 ILCS 207/30)
        Sec. 30. Detention; probable cause hearing; transfer for examination.
        (a) Upon the filing of a petition under Section 15 of this Act, the court shall review the petition to determine whether to issue an order for detention of the person who is the subject of the petition. The person shall be detained only if there is cause to believe that the person is eligible for commitment under subsection (f) of Section 35 of this Act. A person detained under this Section shall be held in a facility approved by the Department. If the person is serving a sentence of imprisonment, is in a Department of Corrections correctional facility or juvenile correctional facility or is committed to institutional care, and the court orders detention under this Section, the court shall order that the person be transferred to a detention facility approved by the Department. A detention order under this Section remains in effect until the person is discharged after a trial under Section 35 of this Act or until the effective date of a commitment order under Section 40 of this Act, whichever is applicable.
        (b) Whenever a petition is filed under Section 15 of this Act, the court shall hold a hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to believe that the person named in the petition is a sexually violent person. If the person named in the petition is in custody, the court shall hold the probable cause hearing within 72 hours after the petition is filed, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. The court may grant a continuance of the probable cause hearing for no more than 7 additional days upon the motion of the respondent, for good cause. If the person named in the petition has been released, is on parole, is on mandatory supervised release, or otherwise is not in custody, the court shall hold the probable cause hearing within a reasonable time after the filing of the petition. At the probable cause hearing, the court shall admit and consider all relevant hearsay evidence.
        (c) If the court determines after a hearing that there is probable cause to believe that the person named in the petition is a sexually violent person, the court shall order that the person be taken into custody if he or she is not in custody and shall order the person to be transferred within a reasonable time to an appropriate facility for an evaluation as to whether the person is a sexually violent person. If the person who is named in the petition refuses to speak to, communicate with, or otherwise fails to cooperate with the examining evaluator from the Department of Human Services or the Department of Corrections, that person may only introduce evidence and testimony from any expert or professional person who is retained or court‑appointed to conduct an examination of the person that results from a review of the records and may not introduce evidence resulting from an examination of the person. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 10 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act, all evaluations conducted pursuant to this Act and all Illinois Department of Corrections treatment records shall be admissible at all proceedings held pursuant to this Act, including the probable cause hearing and the trial.
        If the court determines that probable cause does not exist to believe that the person is a sexually violent person, the court shall dismiss the petition.
        (d) The Department shall promulgate rules that provide the qualifications for persons conducting evaluations under subsection (c) of this Section.
        (e) If the person named in the petition claims or appears to be indigent, the court shall, prior to the probable cause hearing under subsection (b) of this Section, appoint counsel.
    (Source: P.A. 92‑415, eff. 8‑17‑01; 93‑616, eff. 1‑1‑04; 93‑970, eff. 8‑20‑04.)

        (725 ILCS 207/35)
        Sec. 35. Trial.
        (a) A trial to determine whether the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 of this Act is a sexually violent person shall commence no later than 120 days after the date of the probable cause hearing under Section 30 of this Act. Delay is considered to be agreed to by the person unless he or she objects to the delay by making a written demand for trial or an oral demand for trial on the record. Delay occasioned by the person temporarily suspends for the time of the delay the period within which a person must be tried. If the delay occurs within 21 days after the end of the period within which a person must be tried, the court may continue the cause on application of the State for not more than an additional 21 days beyond the period prescribed. The court may grant a continuance of the trial date for good cause upon its own motion, the motion of any party or the stipulation of the parties, provided that any continuance granted shall be subject to Section 103‑5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
        (b) At the trial on the petition it shall be competent to introduce evidence of the commission by the respondent of any number of crimes together with whatever punishments, if any, were imposed. The petitioner may present expert testimony from both the Illinois Department of Corrections evaluator and the Department of Human Services psychologist.
        (c) The person who is the subject of the petition, the person's attorney, the Attorney General or the State's Attorney may request that a trial under this Section be by a jury. A request for a jury trial under this subsection shall be made within 10 days after the probable cause hearing under Section 30 of this Act. If no request is made, the trial shall be by the court. The person, the person's attorney or the Attorney General or State's Attorney, whichever is applicable, may withdraw his or her request for a jury trial.
        (d) (1) At a trial on a petition under this Act, the
         petitioner has the burden of proving the allegations in the petition beyond a reasonable doubt.
            (2) If the State alleges that the sexually violent
         offense or act that forms the basis for the petition was an act that was sexually motivated as provided in paragraph (e)(2) of Section 5 of this Act, the State is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged sexually violent act was sexually motivated.
        (e) Evidence that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 of this Act was convicted for or committed sexually violent offenses before committing the offense or act on which the petition is based is not sufficient to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the person has a mental disorder.
        (f) If the court or jury determines that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 is a sexually violent person, the court shall enter a judgment on that finding and shall commit the person as provided under Section 40 of this Act. If the court or jury is not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the person is a sexually violent person, the court shall dismiss the petition and direct that the person be released unless he or she is under some other lawful restriction.
        (g) A judgment entered under subsection (f) of this Section on the finding that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 is a sexually violent person is interlocutory to a commitment order under Section 40 and is reviewable on appeal.
    (Source: P.A. 91‑875, eff. 6‑30‑00; 92‑415, eff. 8‑17‑01.)

        (725 ILCS 207/40)
        Sec. 40. Commitment.
        (a) If a court or jury determines that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 of this Act is a sexually violent person, the court shall order the person to be committed to the custody of the Department for control, care and treatment until such time as the person is no longer a sexually violent person.
        (b) (1) The court shall enter an initial commitment order
        under this Section pursuant to a hearing held as soon as practicable after the judgment is entered that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 is a sexually violent person. If the court lacks sufficient information to make the determination required by paragraph (b)(2) of this Section immediately after trial, it may adjourn the hearing and order the Department to conduct a predisposition investigation or a supplementary mental examination, or both, to assist the court in framing the commitment order. If the Department's examining evaluator previously rendered an opinion that the person who is the subject of a petition under Section 15 does not meet the criteria to be found a sexually violent person, then another evaluator shall conduct the predisposition investigation and/or supplementary mental examination. A supplementary mental examination under this Section shall be conducted in accordance with Section 3‑804 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. The State has the right to have the person evaluated by experts chosen by the State.
            (2) An order for commitment under this Section shall
        specify either institutional care in a secure facility, as provided under Section 50 of this Act, or conditional release. In determining whether commitment shall be for institutional care in a secure facility or for conditional release, the court shall consider the nature and circumstances of the behavior that was the basis of the allegation in the petition under paragraph (b)(1) of Section 15, the person's mental history and present mental condition, and what arrangements are available to ensure that the person has access to and will participate in necessary treatment. All treatment, whether in institutional care, in a secure facility, or while on conditional release, shall be conducted in conformance with the standards developed under the Sex Offender Management Board Act and conducted by a treatment provider approved by the Board. The Department shall arrange for control, care and treatment of the person in the least restrictive manner consistent with the requirements of the person and in accordance with the court's commitment order.
            (3) If the court finds that the person is appropriate
        for conditional release, the court shall notify the Department. The Department shall prepare a plan that identifies the treatment and services, if any, that the person will receive in the community. The plan shall address the person's need, if any, for supervision, counseling, medication, community support services, residential services, vocational services, and alcohol or other drug abuse treatment. The Department may contract with a county health department, with another public agency or with a private agency to provide the treatment and services identified in the plan. The plan shall specify who will be responsible for providing the treatment and services identified in the plan. The plan shall be presented to the court for its approval within 60 days after the court finding that the person is appropriate for conditional release, unless the Department and the person to be released request additional time to develop the plan. The conditional release program operated under this Section is not subject to the provisions of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
            (4) An order for conditional release places the
        person in the custody and control of the Department. A person on conditional release is subject to the conditions set by the court and to the rules of the Department. Before a person is placed on conditional release by the court under this Section, the court shall so notify the municipal police department and county sheriff for the municipality and county in which the person will be residing. The notification requirement under this Section does not apply if a municipal police department or county sheriff submits to the court a written statement waiving the right to be notified. Notwithstanding any other provision in the Act, the person being supervised on conditional release shall not reside at the same street address as another sex offender being supervised on conditional release under this Act, mandatory supervised release, parole, probation, or any other manner of supervision. If the Department alleges that a released person has violated any condition or rule, or that the safety of others requires that conditional release be revoked, he or she may be taken into custody under the rules of the Department.
            At any time during which the person is on conditional
        release, if the Department determines that the person has violated any condition or rule, or that the safety of others requires that conditional release be revoked, the Department may request the Attorney General or State's Attorney to request the court to issue an emergency ex parte order directing any law enforcement officer to take the person into custody and transport the person to the county jail. The Department may request, or the Attorney General or State's Attorney may request independently of the Department, that a petition to revoke conditional release be filed. When a petition is filed, the court may order the Department to issue a notice to the person to be present at the Department or other agency designated by the court, order a summons to the person to be present, or order a body attachment for all law enforcement officers to take the person into custody and transport him or her to the county jail, hospital, or treatment facility. The Department shall submit a statement showing probable cause of the detention and a petition to revoke the order for conditional release to the committing court within 48 hours after the detention. The court shall hear the petition within 30 days, unless the hearing or time deadline is waived by the detained person. Pending the revocation hearing, the Department may detain the person in a jail, in a hospital or treatment facility. The State has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that any rule or condition of release has been violated, or that the safety of others requires that the conditional release be revoked. If the court determines after hearing that any rule or condition of release has been violated, or that the safety of others requires that conditional release be revoked, it may revoke the order for conditional release and order that the released person be placed in an appropriate institution until the person is discharged from the commitment under Section 65 of this Act or until again placed on conditional release under Section 60 of this Act.
            (5) An order for conditional release places the
        person in the custody, care, and control of the Department. The court shall order the person be subject to the following rules of conditional release, in addition to any other conditions ordered, and the person shall be given a certificate setting forth the conditions of conditional release. These conditions shall be that the person:
                (A) not violate any criminal statute of any
            jurisdiction;
                (B) report to or appear in person before such
            person or agency as directed by the court and the Department;
                (C) refrain from possession of a firearm or other
            dangerous weapon;
                (D) not leave the State without the consent of
        

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