Bill Status of HB4642  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  HARASS- ELEC COM&COMPUTER TAMP

House Sponsors
Rep. Darlene J. Senger - Sidney H. Mathias - Patricia R. Bellock - Mike Bost, Sandy Cole, Jack D. Franks, Keith Farnham, Carol A. Sente, Linda Chapa LaVia, Fred Crespo and Michael G. Connelly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Thomas Johnson  and Kirk W. Dillard)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/17-51was 720 ILCS 5/16D-3
720 ILCS 5/17-55
720 ILCS 135/1-2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 relating to computer tampering. In addition to other elements of the offense, provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly and without the authorization of an account holder or in excess of the authority granted to him or to her accesses or causes to be accessed by any means an e-mail, instant messaging, or social networking website account. Defines "account holder". Establishes penalties. Amends the Harassing and Obscene Communications Act. Includes in the offense of harassment through electronic communications, knowingly and by any means making repeated, unwanted, and harassing communication to another person.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Adds reference to:
720 ILCS 135/2from Ch. 134, par. 16.5

Provides that harassment through electronic communications also is the use of electronic communication for the purpose of knowingly and by any means making repeated, unwanted, and harassing communication to another person within one week by transmitting any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal which is obscene with an intent to offend (rather knowingly and by any means making repeated, unwanted, and harassing communication to another person). Provides that the penalty for the new violation is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  2/1/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/27/2012HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 009-000-000
  3/8/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  3/16/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  3/16/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  3/22/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/26/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  3/26/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/29/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/29/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-000-000
  3/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  3/30/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/30/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 17, 2012
  4/26/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Johnson
  5/1/2012SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/24/2012SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/25/2012SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2012
  5/30/2012SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 006-000-000
  5/30/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 30, 2012
  5/30/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/30/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 31, 2012
  5/30/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  7/1/2012SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die