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 Bill Status of HB0380  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  SPYWARE PREVENT INITIATIVE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. John A. Fritchey - Constance A. Howard - Harry Osterman - Karen A. Yarbrough - Milton Patterson, David E. Miller, Kevin Joyce, Sara Feigenholtz, Deborah L. Graham, Robin Kelly, Brandon W. Phelps, Eddie Washington, Michael K. Smith, Charles E. Jefferson and Michelle Chavez

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kwame Raoul )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Spyware Prevention Initiative Act. Prohibits a person or entity other than the authorized user of a computer from causing computer software to be copied onto the computer and using the software to: (1) take control of the computer; (2) modify certain settings related to the computer's access to or use of the Internet; (3) collect, through deceptive means, personally identifiable information; (4) prevent, without authorization, an authorized user's reasonable efforts to block the installation of or disable software; (5) misrepresent that the software will be uninstalled or disabled by an authorized user's action; or (6) through deceptive means, remove, disable, or render inoperative security, antispyware, or antivirus software installed on the computer. Prohibits a person or entity who is not an authorized user from inducing an authorized user to install a software component by misrepresenting that it is necessary for security or privacy or in order to open, view, or play a particular type of content. Prohibits a person or entity who is not an authorized user from deceptively causing the copying and execution on the computer of software components with the intent of causing an authorized user to use the components in a way that violates the Act. Makes a violation of the Act a Class B misdemeanor. Contains severability provisions.

 Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/21/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John A. Fritchey
  1/26/2005HouseFirst Reading
  1/26/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/26/2005HouseAssigned to Computer Technology Committee
  2/2/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  2/2/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/2/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/2/2005HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Computer Technology Committee; 006-000-000
  2/3/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/3/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/3/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/4/2005HouseJudicial Note Filed
  2/7/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Milton Patterson
  2/8/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  2/8/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly
  2/8/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-005-001
  2/15/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  2/15/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading February 16, 2005
  2/17/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/24/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/24/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  3/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Chavez
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Housing & Community Affairs
  4/20/2005SenatePostponed - Housing & Community Affairs
  5/4/2005SenateDo Pass Housing & Community Affairs; 009-000-000
  5/4/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2005
  5/18/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/18/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  5/19/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2005
  5/20/2005SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Extended to December 31, 2005
  5/24/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/24/2005SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  7/1/2005SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  11/4/2005SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Extended to January 9, 2007
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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