Bill Status of HB0392 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM CD-PENALTY ENHANCEMENTS
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
| 1/8/2019||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that public indecency is a Class 4 felony if committed by a person 17 years or older who is within the secure grounds of a penal institution, youth center, correctional facility, or other facility used to detain a person charged with or convicted of a criminal offense. Provides that public indecency is a Class 3 felony (rather than Class 4 felony) if committed by a person 18 years of age or older who is on or within 500 feet of elementary or secondary school grounds when children are present on the grounds. Provides that a person commits mob action when he or she engages in the knowing or reckless use of force or violence that creates a disruption in the operations or programs within a State, county, or local youth center, correctional facility, or other facility used to detain any person charged with or convicted of a criminal offense by 2 or more persons acting together and without the authority of law. Provides that a participant in a mob action who does not withdraw when commanded to do so by a peace officer or correctional facility employee commits a Class 4 felony (rather than a Class A misdemeanor). Increases other criminal penalties relating to mob action. Provides that a person convicted for a violation of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional employee whose violation was the proximate cause of an injury to a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee is guilty of a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class 4 felony). Defines "youth center".