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 Bill Status of HB3944  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  CRIM CD-EAVESDROPPING EXEMPT

House Sponsors
Rep. Elaine Nekritz - Greg Harris - Sara Feigenholtz - Ann Williams - Karen A. Yarbrough, Barbara Flynn Currie, Daniel Biss, Karen May, Marlow H. Colvin, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Robert Rita, Robyn Gabel, Thaddeus Jones, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Kimberly du Buclet, Mary E. Flowers, Rita Mayfield, Deborah Mell, Monique D. Davis, Dwight Kay, William Davis, David Harris, Lou Lang, Robert W. Pritchard, Elizabeth Hernandez, Esther Golar, Richard Morthland and Linda Chapa LaVia

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/21/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Lost 045-059-001

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/14-3


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Exempts from an eavesdropping violation the recording of a peace officer who is performing a public duty in a public place and speaking at a volume audible to the unassisted human ear. Provides that for the purposes of the telephone solicitation and marketing and opinion research exception to the eavesdropping statute, permits a non-employee to record the conversation if the corporation or other business entity announces it may record or listen to a telephone conversation with a non-employee.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 concerning eavesdropping exemptions. Provides that a person who is not a law enforcement officer nor acting at the direction of a law enforcement officer may record the conversation of a law enforcement officer who is performing a public duty in a public place and any other person who is having a conversation with that law enforcement officer if the conversation is at a volume audible to the unassisted ear of the person who is making the recording. Defines "public place". Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/29/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  1/10/2012HouseFirst Reading
  1/10/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/12/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  1/12/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/12/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  1/12/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  1/12/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Biss
  1/13/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  1/13/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  1/17/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  1/17/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  1/18/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  1/18/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  1/18/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  1/18/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly du Buclet
  1/18/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/23/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  1/24/2012HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  1/30/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  1/31/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  1/31/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  1/31/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  2/1/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/3/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  2/6/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  2/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2012HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  2/7/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  2/8/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/8/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 009-002-000
  2/8/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/21/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/21/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/21/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  2/22/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/23/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/21/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Lost 045-059-001
  3/21/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard Morthland
  3/27/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia

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