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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/Art. 12C, Subdiv. 5

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 12C, Subdiv. 5 heading)
SUBDIVISION 5. BODILY HARM OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12C-35

    (720 ILCS 5/12C-35) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-10)
    Sec. 12C-35. Tattooing the body of a minor.
    (a) A person, other than a person licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, commits tattooing the body of a minor when he or she knowingly or recklessly tattoos or offers to tattoo a person under the age of 18.
    (b) A person who is an owner or employee of a business that performs tattooing, other than a person licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, may not permit a person under 18 years of age to enter or remain on the premises where tattooing is being performed unless the person under 18 years of age is accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian.
    (c) "Tattoo" means to insert pigment under the surface of the skin of a human being, by pricking with a needle or otherwise, so as to produce an indelible mark or figure visible through the skin.
    (d) Subsection (a) of this Section does not apply to a person under 18 years of age who tattoos or offers to tattoo another person under 18 years of age away from the premises of any business at which tattooing is performed.
    (e) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12C-40

    (720 ILCS 5/12C-40) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-10.1)
    Sec. 12C-40. Piercing the body of a minor.
    (a)(1) A person commits piercing the body of a minor when he or she knowingly or recklessly pierces the body of a person under 18 years of age without written consent of a parent or legal guardian of that person. Before the oral cavity of a person under 18 years of age may be pierced, the written consent form signed by the parent or legal guardian must contain a provision in substantially the following form:
    "I understand that the oral piercing of the tongue, lips, cheeks, or any other area of the oral cavity carries serious risk of infection or damage to the mouth and teeth, or both infection and damage to those areas, that could result but is not limited to nerve damage, numbness, and life threatening blood clots.".
    A person who pierces the oral cavity of a person under 18 years of age without obtaining a signed written consent form from a parent or legal guardian of the person that includes the provision describing the health risks of body piercing, violates this Section.
    (2) A person who is an owner or employed by a business that performs body piercing may not permit a person under 18 years of age to enter or remain on the premises where body piercing is being performed unless the person under 18 years of age is accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian.
    (b) "Pierce" means to make a hole in the body in order to insert or allow the insertion of any ring, hoop, stud, or other object for the purpose of ornamentation of the body. "Piercing" does not include tongue splitting as defined in Section 12-10.2. The term "body" includes the oral cavity.
    (c) Exceptions. This Section may not be construed in any way to prohibit any injection, incision, acupuncture, or similar medical or dental procedure performed by a licensed health care professional or other person authorized to perform that procedure or the presence on the premises where that procedure is being performed by a health care professional or other person authorized to perform that procedure of a person under 18 years of age who is not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This Section does not prohibit ear piercing. This Section does not apply to a minor emancipated under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 or the Emancipation of Minors Act or by marriage. This Section does not apply to a person under 18 years of age who pierces the body or oral cavity of another person under 18 years of age away from the premises of any business at which body piercing or oral cavity piercing is performed.
    (d) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12C-45

    (720 ILCS 5/12C-45) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-4.9)
    Sec. 12C-45. Drug induced infliction of harm to a child athlete.
    (a) A person commits drug induced infliction of harm to a child athlete when he or she knowingly distributes a drug to or encourages the ingestion of a drug by a person under the age of 18 with the intent that the person under the age of 18 ingest the drug for the purpose of a quick weight gain or loss in connection with participation in athletics.
    (b) This Section does not apply to care under usual and customary standards of medical practice by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or to the sale of drugs or products by a retail merchant.
    (c) Drug induced infliction of harm to a child athlete is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12C-50

    (720 ILCS 5/12C-50)
    Sec. 12C-50. Hazing.
    (a) A person commits hazing when he or she knowingly requires the performance of any act by a student or other person in a school, college, university, or other educational institution of this State, for the purpose of induction or admission into any group, organization, or society associated or connected with that institution, if:
        (1) the act is not sanctioned or authorized by that
    
educational institution; and
        (2) the act results in bodily harm to any person.
    (b) Sentence. Hazing is a Class A misdemeanor, except that hazing that results in death or great bodily harm is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/12C-50.1

    (720 ILCS 5/12C-50.1)
    Sec. 12C-50.1. Failure to report hazing.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "school official" includes any and all paid school administrators, teachers, counselors, support staff, and coaches and any and all volunteer coaches employed by a school, college, university, or other educational institution of this State.
    (b) A school official commits failure to report hazing when:
        (1) while fulfilling his or her official
    
responsibilities as a school official, he or she personally observes an act which is not sanctioned or authorized by that educational institution;
        (2) the act results in bodily harm to any person; and
        (3) the school official knowingly fails to report the
    
act to supervising educational authorities or, in the event of death or great bodily harm, to law enforcement.
    (c) Sentence. Failure to report hazing is a Class B misdemeanor. If the act which the person failed to report resulted in death or great bodily harm, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (d) It is an affirmative defense to a charge of failure to report hazing under this Section that the person who personally observed the act had a reasonable apprehension that timely action to stop the act would result in the imminent infliction of death, great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or permanent disability to that person or another in retaliation for reporting.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to allow prosecution of a person who personally observes the act of hazing and assists with an investigation and any subsequent prosecution of the offender.
(Source: P.A. 98-393, eff. 8-16-13.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 12C, Subdiv. 10

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 12C, Subdiv. 10 heading)
SUBDIVISION 10. CURFEW OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13.)