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 Bill Status of SB3579  97th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kirk W. Dillard - Iris Y. Martinez and Martin A. Sandoval

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sandra M. Pihos)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/22/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0699

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/11-9.3

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that it is Class 4 felony for a child sex offender to participate in a holiday event involving children under 18 years of age, such as distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween, wearing a Santa Claus costume on or preceding Christmas, being employed as a department store Santa Claus, or wearing an Easter Bunny costume on or preceding Easter. Exempts from a violation where (1) the sex offense conviction which brought the person into the child sex offender category was criminal sexual abuse in which the victim was at least 13 years of age but under 17 years of age and the offender was less than 5 years older than the victim; or (2) the child sex offender is a parent or guardian of children under 18 years of age that are present in the home and no non-familial minors are present.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  2/10/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/22/2012SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  2/29/2012SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
  3/7/2012SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 007-000-000
  3/7/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 8, 2012
  3/8/2012SenateSecond Reading
  3/8/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2012
  3/22/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/22/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  3/22/2012HouseArrived in House
  3/23/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/23/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/23/2012HouseFirst Reading
  3/23/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/10/2012HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  4/19/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee; 007-000-000
  4/19/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/1/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-002
  5/1/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/30/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  5/31/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  6/22/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  6/22/2012SenateEffective Date January 1, 2013
  6/22/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0699

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