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 Bill Status of SB3202  100th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Michael E. Hastings

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/17-52.6 new
720 ILCS 5/17-55

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of cyber extortion. Provides that a person commits cyber extortion when he or she, with the intent to unlawfully extort money, property, or anything of value from another person, knowingly creates, places, or introduces without authorization into a computer, computer system, or computer network computer software that is designed to encrypt, lock, or otherwise restrict access or use in any way by an authorized user of the computer, computer system, or computer network. Provides that a person who has suffered a specific and direct injury because of a violation of this provision may bring a civil action in circuit court. Provides that in the civil action, the court may award actual damages, reasonable attorney's fees, and court costs. Provides that a conviction for cyber extortion is not a prerequisite for bringing an action under this provision. Provides that a violation is a Class 1 felony. Defines "computer system", "extort", and "software".

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  2/16/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/16/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2018SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  3/14/2018SenateTo Subcommittee on CLEAR Compliance
  4/13/2018SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 27, 2018
  4/27/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/9/2019SenateSession Sine Die

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