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 Bill Status of HB0825  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Peter Breen - Chad Hays - David S. Olsen - Nick Sauer - Randy E. Frese and Thomas Morrison

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/26-4.1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of criminal distribution of a suicide depiction. Defines "person committing suicide" as a person under 18 years of age or a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability engaged in any act with the intent to commit suicide and which constitutes a substantial step toward commission of suicide and the act results in the person's suicide. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly: (1) sells, delivers, or provides or offers or agrees to sell, deliver, or provide an audio or video depiction of a person committing suicide; (2) publishes, exhibits, or otherwise makes available an audio or video depiction of a person committing suicide; (3) creates, buys, procures, or possesses an audio or video depiction of a person committing suicide with intent to disseminate it in violation of this provision, or in violation of the penal laws, rules, or regulations of any other jurisdiction; or (4) advertises or otherwise promotes the sale of an audio or video depiction of a person committing suicide. Establishes affirmative defenses. Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense.

DateChamber Action
  1/31/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Peter Breen
  1/31/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  1/31/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  1/31/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/1/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
  2/8/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  2/8/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  2/10/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/15/2017HouseTo Sentencing, Penalties and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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