|10100SB0414sam001||- 2 -||LRB101 04188 SLF 58632 a|
deprives a child under the age of 18 of necessary food,
shelter, health care, or supervision appropriate to the age of
the child, when the person is reasonably able to make the
necessary provisions and which deprivation substantially harms
the child's physical, mental, or emotional health. In this
subsection (a-5), the failure to provide specific medical
treatment shall not alone be considered willful deprivation of
health care if the person can show that the treatment would
conflict with the tenets and practice of a recognized religious
denomination of which the person is an adherent or member. This
exception does not in any manner restrict the right of an
interested party to petition the court on behalf of the best
interest of the child.
(b) A trier of fact may infer that a child 6 years of age or
younger is unattended if that child is left in a motor
for more than 10 minutes.
(c) "Unattended" means either: (i) not accompanied by a
person 14 years
of age or older; or (ii) if accompanied by a
person 14 years of age or older,
out of sight of that person.
(d) Sentence. A violation of
a Class A misdemeanor. A second or
subsequent violation of
is a Class 3 felony. A violation of
that is a proximate cause of the
death of the child is a Class
3 felony for which a person, if
sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall
be sentenced to a
term of not less than 2 years and not more than 10 years.