Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides heightened criminal penalties for criminal damage to farm equipment or immovable items of agricultural production, including but not limited to grain bins and barns. Provides that trespass on certain agricultural properties is a Class A misdemeanor (rather than a Class B misdemeanor) and provides that such trespass on or after September 1 but before November 1 is a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the bill as introduced with the following change. In provisions concerning criminal trespass to real property, removes the provision making criminal trespass in (1) a field that is used for growing crops or that is capable of being used for growing crops; (2) an enclosed area containing livestock; (3) an orchard; or (4) a barn or other agricultural building containing livestock a Class 4 felony if committed on or after September 1 but before November 1.