Connelly pushes bills addressing fraud cases, birth record searches
Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Lisle) wants to spell out the time frame for prosecuting fraud cases and to keep search fees for birth records fair in juvenile cases.
Connelly introduced two bills on the Senate floor April 19, one addressing the criminal code and the other addressing juvenile court penalty costs.
SB2891 amends the 2012 criminal code and “provides that a prosecution for vendor fraud, kickbacks, or managed health care fraud, in which the total amount of money involved is at least $5,000, may be commenced within five years of the last act committed in furtherance of the offense,” according to the bill synopsis.
SB3004 amends the 1987 Juvenile Court Act and “provides that a person shall not be required to pay a search fee for a birth record search or an additional fee for a certified copy of the record upon the person's placement on aftercare release, upon release on parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, or pardon from the Department of Juvenile Justice if the person presents a specified form completed by the Department of Juvenile Justice,” according to the bill synopsis.
Both bills passed 58-0 and moved to the House.