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 Bill Status of HB5835  96th General Assembly

Short Description:  CRIM CD-HATE SYMBOLS

House Sponsors
Rep. Esther Golar

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/12-7.6

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of using a hate symbol to intimidate or harass. Provides that a person commits the offense who without written authorization and with the intent to intimidate or harass any other person or group of persons based on religion, national origin, alienage, color, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical disability, or mental disability: (1) hangs or otherwise displays a hangman's noose or a simulation thereof on any public property or private property; (2) etches, paints, draws, or otherwise displays a Nazi swastika, commonly exhibited as the emblem of Nazi Germany or a simulation thereof; or (3) burns or desecrates a cross or other religious symbol knowing it to be a religious symbol on any public property or private property. Provides that a first offense is a Class 3 felony and a second or subsequent offense is a Class 2 felony.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2010HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  2/10/2010HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2010HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  3/12/2010HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 007-000-000
  3/12/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2010HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2010HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

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