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 Bill Status of HB4933  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz - Nabeela Syed - Harry Benton

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Digital Forgeries in Politics Act. Provides that an individual depicted in a digital forgery who is an Illinois resident and a candidate for office in this State has a cause of action against any person who knowingly distributes, or enters into an agreement with another person to distribute, a digital forgery if: (1) the distribution occurs within 90 days before a regular election; and (2) the distribution is reasonably likely to harm the reputation or electoral prospects of a candidate in an election. Sets forth exceptions. Allows a court to issue a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or permanent injunction ordering the defendant to cease the display or distribution of the digital forgery. Includes additional awards to a prevailing plaintiff.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/7/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Ethics & Elections
  2/28/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton

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