101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Election Code. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class
3 felony for knowingly using cheap fake (photo shopped imagery that implies
a situation occurred that did not happen) or deep fake media (the use of
artificial intelligence to create inauthentic photographs or videos of a
person) in a State or local election. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning elections.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Election Code is amended by adding Section
29-21 as follows:
(10 ILCS 5/29-21 new)
Use of fake media prohibited.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Cheap fake" means photo shopped imagery that implies a
situation occurred that did not happen.
"Deep fake" means the use of artificial intelligence to
create inauthentic photographs or videos of a person.
(b) A person is guilty of a Class 3 felony for knowingly
using cheap fake or deep fake media in a State or local
This Act takes effect upon