Public Act 093-0335
Public Act 93-0335 of the 93rd General Assembly
Public Act 93-0335
HB2446 Enrolled LRB093 09576 RLC 09814 b
AN ACT in relation to criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by
changing Section 20-1.1 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/20-1.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 20-1.1)
Sec. 20-1.1. Aggravated Arson.
(a) A person commits aggravated arson when in the course
of committing arson he or she knowingly damages, partially or
totally, any building or structure, including any adjacent
building or structure, including all or any part of a school
building, house trailer, watercraft, motor vehicle, or
railroad car, and (1) he knows or reasonably should know
that one or more persons are present therein or (2) any
person suffers great bodily harm, or permanent disability or
disfigurement as a result of the fire or explosion or (3) a
fireman or policeman who is present at the scene acting in
the line of duty, is injured as a result of the fire or
explosion. For purposes of this Section, property "of
another" means a building or other property, whether real or
personal, in which a person other than the offender has an
interest that the offender has no authority to defeat or
impair, even though the offender may also have an interest in
the building or property; and "school building" means any
public or private preschool, elementary or secondary school,
community college, college, or university.
(b) Sentence. Aggravated arson is a Class X felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-421, eff. 8-17-01.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon