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92_HB3214 LRB9205770RCcd 1 AN ACT in relation to criminal law. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by 5 adding Section 16-17 as follows: 6 (720 ILCS 5/16-17 new) 7 Sec 16-17. Theft of advertising services. 8 (a) In this Section, "unauthorized advertisement" means 9 any form of representation or communication, including any 10 handbill, newsletter, pamphlet, or notice that contains any 11 letters, words, or pictorial representation that is attached 12 to or inserted in a newspaper or periodical without a 13 contractual agreement between the publisher and an 14 advertiser. 15 (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), any person who 16 knowingly attaches or inserts an unauthorized advertisement 17 in a newspaper or periodical, and who redistributes it to the 18 public or who has the intent to redistribute it to the 19 public, is guilty of the offense of theft of advertising 20 services. 21 (c) Any person who knowingly acts in concert with 22 another to attach or insert an unpaid advertisement in 23 violation of subsection (b) is guilty of the offense of 24 theft of advertising services. 25 (d) Sentence. Theft of advertising services is a Class A 26 misdemeanor. 27 (e) This Section applies to any newspaper or periodical 28 that is offered for retail sale or is distributed without 29 charge. 30 (f) This Section does not apply if the publisher or 31 authorized distributor of the newspaper or periodical -2- LRB9205770RCcd 1 consents to the attachment or insertion of the advertisement. 2 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 3 becoming law.
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