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 Bill Status of HB3711  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CRIM CD-HATE CRIME-CIVIL PNLTY

House Sponsors
Rep. Litesa E. Wallace - Sara Feigenholtz - Elizabeth Hernandez - Theresa Mah - Gregory Harris, Cynthia Soto, Ann M. Williams, Sonya M. Harper, Silvana Tabares, Justin Slaughter, La Shawn K. Ford, Natalie A. Manley, Mary E. Flowers, Deb Conroy, Will Guzzardi, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Emanuel Chris Welch, William Davis, Camille Y. Lilly, Al Riley, Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Robyn Gabel

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Omar Aquino - Ira I. Silverstein - Heather A. Steans - Patricia Van Pelt - Don Harmon, Kimberly A. Lightford, Mattie Hunter, Emil Jones, III, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Iris Y. Martinez, Cristina Castro, Linda Holmes, Julie A. Morrison, Melinda Bush, Toi W. Hutchinson, Steven M. Landek, Martin A. Sandoval and Napoleon Harris, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/18/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0197

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/12-7.1from Ch. 38, par. 12-7.1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits hate crime when, by reason of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or national origin of another individual or group of individuals, regardless of the existence of any other motivating factor or factors, he or she commits intimidation, stalking, cyberstalking, or transmission of obscene messages. Provides that independent of any criminal prosecution or the result of a criminal prosecution, any person suffering intimidation, stalking, cyberstalking, disorderly conduct, transmission of obscene messages, harassment by telephone, or harassment through electronic communications may bring a civil action for damages, injunction or other appropriate relief. Provides that the Attorney General may bring an action for civil damages for a hate crime in the name of the People of the State. Provides that the court shall impose a civil penalty of $25,000 for each violation of the hate crime statute.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Attorney General may bring a civil action as a result of a hate crime after consulting with the local State's Attorney. Provides that the court may (rather than shall) impose a civil penalty up to (rather than of) $25,000 for each hate crime violation.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as introduced, except: (1) limits a hate crime committed by intimidation to: (A) intimidation committed by the infliction of physical harm on the person threatened or any other person or on property; (B) subjecting any person to physical confinement or restraint; or (C) committing a felony or Class A misdemeanor; (2) provides that after consulting with the local State's Attorney, the Attorney General may bring a civil action in the name of the People of the State for an injunction or other equitable relief for a hate crime; and (3) provides that the Attorney General may request and the court may impose a civil penalty up to $25,000 for each violation of the hate crime statute.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/20/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/20/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Criminal Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 008-005-000
  3/22/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  4/19/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/19/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/24/2017HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/25/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 089-022-001
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/26/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/26/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/26/2017SenateFirst Reading
  4/26/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2017SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/5/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/9/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/9/2017SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 007-002-001
  5/9/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2017
  5/10/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/10/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/10/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/11/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/11/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/19/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
  5/25/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/26/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 044-011-000
  5/26/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  8/18/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  8/18/2017HouseEffective Date January 1, 2018
  8/18/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0197

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