Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Sexual Harassment No Contact Order Act. Adds provisions relating to: purpose; definitions; persons protected; commencement of action and filing fees; pleading and nondisclosure of address; application of rules of civil procedure and victim advocates; appointment of counsel; trial by jury; subject matter jurisdiction; jurisdiction over persons; venue; process; service of notice of hearings; hearings; continuances; sexual harassment no contact orders and remedies; mutual orders prohibited; accountability for actions of others; emergency sexual harassment no contact order; plenary sexual harassment no contact order; duration and extension of orders; contents of orders; notice of orders; short form notification; modification and reopening of orders; violation; arrest without warrant; and data maintenance by law enforcement. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to create the offense of violation of a sexual harassment no contact order. Makes conforming changes in the Protective Orders Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Changes the definition of "sexual harassment". Provides that victim advocates include, but are not limited to, rape crisis center advocates. Provides that a petition for relief under the Sexual Harassment No Contact Order Act made in good faith is protected by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Illinois Human Rights Act. Deletes language providing that a petition for a sexual harassment no contact order may be filed at any time, regardless of whether any criminal charges are ever filed.