Senate Judiciary Committee
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Jackson County, lessens the penalties assigned to non-violent criminals.
The bill would remove the statute of limitations – currently 20 years – for civil cases alleging child sexual abuse.
The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.