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 Bill Status of HB3800  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  CRIM CD-CHILD ABANDON-DEATH

House Sponsors
Rep. Jim Sacia - Chris Nybo - Dwight Kay - Kay Hatcher - David Reis, David R. Leitch, John D. Cavaletto, Adam Brown, Mike Bost, Sidney H. Mathias, Thomas Morrison, Joe Sosnowski, Paul Evans, Michael P. McAuliffe and Patricia R. Bellock

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/12-21.5
720 ILCS 5/12-21.5-1 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that, in addition to other elements of the offense, a person commits the offense of child abandonment when he or she, as a parent, guardian, or other person having physical custody or control of a child under 13 years of age, willfully or by culpable negligence fails to make contact with or otherwise verify the whereabouts and safety of that child for a period of 24 hours and to immediately report the child as missing to a law enforcement agency after this 24-hour period expires without contact. Creates the offense of failure to report the death of a child. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she, as a parent, guardian, or other person having physical custody or control of a child under 18 years of age reasonably believes that the child has died and fails within one hour of forming that reasonable belief, or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable if compliance within one hour is impracticable, to: (1) notify a law enforcement agency of the child's apparent death and the location of the child; or (2) seek medical attention on the child's behalf. Provides that failure to report the death of a child is a Class 4 felony.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  8/4/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Sacia
  8/4/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Nybo
  8/4/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  8/4/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  8/4/2011HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  8/17/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  8/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  8/31/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Brown
  10/5/2011HouseFirst Reading
  10/5/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Evans
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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