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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/24.5-5

    (720 ILCS 5/24.5-5)
    Sec. 24.5-5. Unlawful possession. Any person who possesses nitrous oxide or any substance containing nitrous oxide, with the intent to breathe, inhale, or ingest for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication, elation, euphoria, dizziness, stupefaction, or dulling of the senses or for the purpose of, in any manner, changing, distorting, or disturbing the audio, visual, or mental processes, or who knowingly and with the intent to do so is under the influence of nitrous oxide or any material containing nitrous oxide is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. A person who commits a second or subsequent violation of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony. This Section shall not apply to any person who is under the influence of nitrous oxide or any material containing nitrous oxide pursuant to an administration for the purpose of medical, surgical, or dental care by a person duly licensed to administer such an agent.
(Source: P.A. 91-366, eff. 1-1-00.)

720 ILCS 5/24.5-10

    (720 ILCS 5/24.5-10)
    Sec. 24.5-10. Unlawful manufacture or delivery. Any person, firm, corporation, co-partnership, limited liability company, or association that intentionally manufactures, delivers, or possesses with intent to manufacture or deliver nitrous oxide for any purpose prohibited under Section 24.5-5 is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 91-366, eff. 1-1-00.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 24.6

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 24.6 heading)
ARTICLE 24.6. LASERS AND LASER POINTERS
(Repealed)
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12. Repealed by P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 24.8

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 24.8 heading)
ARTICLE 24.8. AIR RIFLES
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/24.8-0.1

    (720 ILCS 5/24.8-0.1)
    Sec. 24.8-0.1. Definitions. As used in this Article:
    "Air rifle" means and includes any air gun, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, B-B gun, paint ball gun, pellet gun or any implement that is not a firearm which impels a breakable paint ball containing washable marking colors or, a pellet constructed of hard plastic, steel, lead or other hard materials with a force that reasonably is expected to cause bodily harm.
    "Dealer" means any person, copartnership, association or corporation engaged in the business of selling at retail or renting any of the articles included in the definition of "air rifle".
    "Municipalities" include cities, villages, incorporated towns and townships.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/24.8-1

    (720 ILCS 5/24.8-1)
    Sec. 24.8-1. Selling, renting, or transferring air rifles to children.
    (a) A dealer commits selling, renting, or transferring air rifles to children when he or she sells, lends, rents, gives or otherwise transfers an air rifle to any person under the age of 13 years where the dealer knows or has cause to believe the person to be under 13 years of age or where the dealer has failed to make reasonable inquiry relative to the age of the person and the person is under 13 years of age.
    (b) A person commits selling, renting, or transferring air rifles to children when he or she sells, gives, lends, or otherwise transfers any air rifle to any person under 13 years of age except where the relationship of parent and child, guardian and ward or adult instructor and pupil, exists between this person and the person under 13 years of age, or where the person stands in loco parentis to the person under 13 years of age.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/24.8-2

    (720 ILCS 5/24.8-2)
    Sec. 24.8-2. Carrying or discharging air rifles on public streets.
    (a) A person under 13 years of age commits carrying or discharging air rifles on public streets when he or she carries any air rifle on the public streets, roads, highways or public lands within this State, unless the person under 13 years of age carries the air rifle unloaded.
    (b) A person commits carrying or discharging air rifles on public streets when he or she discharges any air rifle from or across any street, sidewalk, road, highway or public land or any public place except on a safely constructed target range.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/24.8-3

    (720 ILCS 5/24.8-3)
    Sec. 24.8-3. Permissive possession of an air rifle by a person under 13 years of age. Notwithstanding any provision of this Article, it is lawful for any person under 13 years of age to have in his or her possession any air rifle if it is:
        (1) Kept within his or her house of residence or
    
other private enclosure;
        (2) Used by the person and he or she is a duly
    
enrolled member of any club, team or society organized for educational purposes and maintaining as part of its facilities or having written permission to use an indoor or outdoor rifle range under the supervision guidance and instruction of a responsible adult and then only if the air rifle is actually being used in connection with the activities of the club team or society under the supervision of a responsible adult; or
        (3) Used in or on any private grounds or residence
    
under circumstances when the air rifle is fired, discharged or operated in a manner as not to endanger persons or property and then only if it is used in a manner as to prevent the projectile from passing over any grounds or space outside the limits of the grounds or residence.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/24.8-4

    (720 ILCS 5/24.8-4)
    Sec. 24.8-4. Permissive sales. The provisions of this Article do not prohibit sales of air rifles:
        (1) By wholesale dealers or jobbers;
        (2) To be shipped out of the State; or
        (3) To be used at a target range operated in
    
accordance with Section 24.8-3 of this Article or by members of the Armed Services of the United States or Veterans' organizations.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/24.8-5

    (720 ILCS 5/24.8-5)
    Sec. 24.8-5. Sentence. A violation of this Article is a petty offense. The State Police or any sheriff or police officer shall seize, take, remove or cause to be removed at the expense of the owner, any air rifle sold or used in any manner in violation of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/24.8-6

    (720 ILCS 5/24.8-6)
    Sec. 24.8-6. Municipal regulation. The provisions of any ordinance enacted by any municipality which impose greater restrictions or limitations in respect to the sale and purchase, use or possession of air rifles as herein defined than are imposed by this Article, are not invalidated nor affected by this Article.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 25

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 25 heading)
ARTICLE 25. MOB ACTION AND RELATED OFFENSES

720 ILCS 5/25-1

    (720 ILCS 5/25-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 25-1)
    Sec. 25-1. Mob action.
    (a) A person commits mob action when he or she engages in any of the following:
        (1) the knowing or reckless use of force or violence
    
disturbing the public peace by 2 or more persons acting together and without authority of law;
        (2) the knowing assembly of 2 or more persons with
    
the intent to commit or facilitate the commission of a felony or misdemeanor; or
        (3) the knowing assembly of 2 or more persons,
    
without authority of law, for the purpose of doing violence to the person or property of anyone supposed to have been guilty of a violation of the law, or for the purpose of exercising correctional powers or regulative powers over any person by violence.
    (b) Sentence.
        (1) Mob action in violation of paragraph (1) of
    
subsection (a) is a Class 4 felony.
        (2) Mob action in violation of paragraphs (2) and (3)
    
of subsection (a) is a Class C misdemeanor.
        (3) A participant in a mob action that by violence
    
inflicts injury to the person or property of another commits a Class 4 felony.
        (4) A participant in a mob action who does not
    
withdraw when commanded to do so by a peace officer commits a Class A misdemeanor.
        (5) In addition to any other sentence that may be
    
imposed, a court shall order any person convicted of mob action to perform community service for not less than 30 and not more than 120 hours, if community service is available in the jurisdiction and is funded and approved by the county board of the county where the offense was committed. In addition, whenever any person is placed on supervision for an alleged offense under this Section, the supervision shall be conditioned upon the performance of the community service. This paragraph does not apply when the court imposes a sentence of incarceration.
(Source: P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10; 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/25-1.1

    (720 ILCS 5/25-1.1)
    Sec. 25-1.1. (Renumbered).
(Source: Renumbered by P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10.)

720 ILCS 5/25-2

    (720 ILCS 5/25-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 25-2)
    Sec. 25-2. (Renumbered).
(Source: Renumbered by P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10.)

720 ILCS 5/25-4

    (720 ILCS 5/25-4)
    Sec. 25-4. Looting by individuals.
    (a) A person commits looting when he or she knowingly without authority of law or the owner enters any home or dwelling or upon any premises of another, or enters any commercial, mercantile, business, or industrial building, plant, or establishment, in which normal security of property is not present by virtue of a hurricane, fire, or vis major of any kind or by virtue of a riot, mob, or other human agency, and obtains or exerts control over property of the owner.
    (b) Sentence. Looting is a Class 4 felony. In addition to any other penalty imposed, the court shall impose a sentence of at least 100 hours of community service as determined by the court and shall require the defendant to make restitution to the owner of the property looted pursuant to Section 5-5-6 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(Source: P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10; 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/25-5

    (720 ILCS 5/25-5) (was 720 ILCS 5/25-1.1)
    Sec. 25-5. Unlawful participation in streetgang related activity.
    (a) A person commits unlawful participation in streetgang related activity when he or she knowingly commits any act in furtherance of streetgang related activity as defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act after having been:
        (1) sentenced to probation, conditional discharge, or
    
supervision for a criminal offense with a condition of that sentence being to refrain from direct or indirect contact with a streetgang member or members;
        (2) released on bond for any criminal offense with a
    
condition of that bond being to refrain from direct or indirect contact with a streetgang member or members;
        (3) ordered by a judge in any non-criminal proceeding
    
to refrain from direct or indirect contact with a streetgang member or members; or
        (4) released from the Illinois Department of
    
Corrections on a condition of parole or mandatory supervised release that he or she refrain from direct or indirect contact with a streetgang member or members.
    (b) Unlawful participation in streetgang related activity is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-279, eff. 1-1-18.)

720 ILCS 5/25-6

    (720 ILCS 5/25-6) (was 720 ILCS 5/25-2)
    Sec. 25-6. Removal of chief of police or sheriff for allowing a person in his or her custody to be lynched.
    (a) If a prisoner is taken from the custody of any policeman or chief of police of any municipality and lynched, it shall be prima facie evidence of wrong-doing on the part of that chief of police and he or she shall be suspended. The mayor or chief executive of the municipality shall appoint an acting chief of police until he or she has ascertained whether the suspended chief of police had done all in his or her power to protect the life of the prisoner. If, upon hearing all evidence and argument, the mayor or chief executive finds that the chief of police had done his or her utmost to protect the prisoner, he or she may reinstate the chief of police; but, if he or she finds the chief of police guilty of not properly protecting the prisoner, a new chief of police shall be appointed. Any chief of police replaced is not be eligible to serve again in that office.
    (b) If a prisoner is taken from the custody of any sheriff or his or her deputy and lynched, it is prima facie evidence of wrong-doing on the part of that sheriff and he or she shall be suspended. The Governor shall appoint an acting sheriff until he or she has ascertained whether the suspended sheriff had done all in his or her power to protect the life of the prisoner. If, upon hearing all evidence and argument, the Governor finds that the sheriff had done his or her utmost to protect the prisoner, he or she shall reinstate the sheriff; but, if he or she finds the sheriff guilty of not properly protecting the prisoner, a new sheriff shall be duly elected or appointed, pursuant to the existing law provided for the filling of vacancies in that office. Any sheriff replaced is not eligible to serve again in that office.
(Source: P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 26

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 26 heading)
ARTICLE 26. DISORDERLY CONDUCT

720 ILCS 5/26-1

    (720 ILCS 5/26-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 26-1)
    Sec. 26-1. Disorderly conduct.
    (a) A person commits disorderly conduct when he or she knowingly:
        (1) Does any act in such unreasonable manner as to
    
alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of the peace;
        (2) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner to the fire department of any city, town, village or fire protection district a false alarm of fire, knowing at the time of the transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that the fire exists;
        (3) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner to another a false alarm to the effect that a bomb or other explosive of any nature or a container holding poison gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant, or radioactive substance is concealed in a place where its explosion or release would endanger human life, knowing at the time of the transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that the bomb, explosive or a container holding poison gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant, or radioactive substance is concealed in the place;
        (3.5) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner a threat of destruction of a school building or school property, or a threat of violence, death, or bodily harm directed against persons at a school, school function, or school event, whether or not school is in session;
        (4) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner to any peace officer, public officer or public employee a report to the effect that an offense will be committed, is being committed, or has been committed, knowing at the time of the transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that the offense will be committed, is being committed, or has been committed;
        (5) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner a false report to any public safety agency without the reasonable grounds necessary to believe that transmitting the report is necessary for the safety and welfare of the public; or
        (6) Calls the number "911" or transmits or causes to
    
be transmitted in any manner to a public safety agency for the purpose of making or transmitting a false alarm or complaint and reporting information when, at the time the call or transmission is made, the person knows there is no reasonable ground for making the call or transmission and further knows that the call or transmission could result in the emergency response of any public safety agency;
        (7) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner a false report to the Department of Children and Family Services under Section 4 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act;
        (8) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner a false report to the Department of Public Health under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD Act;
        (9) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner to the police department or fire department of any municipality or fire protection district, or any privately owned and operated ambulance service, a false request for an ambulance, emergency medical technician-ambulance or emergency medical technician-paramedic knowing at the time there is no reasonable ground for believing that the assistance is required;
        (10) Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any
    
manner a false report under Article II of Public Act 83-1432;
        (11) Enters upon the property of another and for a
    
lewd or unlawful purpose deliberately looks into a dwelling on the property through any window or other opening in it; or
        (12) While acting as a collection agency as defined
    
in the Collection Agency Act or as an employee of the collection agency, and while attempting to collect an alleged debt, makes a telephone call to the alleged debtor which is designed to harass, annoy or intimidate the alleged debtor.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of subsection (a)(1) of this Section is a Class C misdemeanor. A violation of subsection (a)(5) or (a)(11) of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor. A violation of subsection (a)(8) or (a)(10) of this Section is a Class B misdemeanor. A violation of subsection (a)(2), (a)(3.5), (a)(4), (a)(6), (a)(7), or (a)(9) of this Section is a Class 4 felony. A violation of subsection (a)(3) of this Section is a Class 3 felony, for which a fine of not less than $3,000 and no more than $10,000 shall be assessed in addition to any other penalty imposed.
    A violation of subsection (a)(12) of this Section is a Business Offense and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000. A second or subsequent violation of subsection (a)(7) or (a)(5) of this Section is a Class 4 felony. A third or subsequent violation of subsection (a)(11) of this Section is a Class 4 felony.
    (c) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, a court shall order any person convicted of disorderly conduct to perform community service for not less than 30 and not more than 120 hours, if community service is available in the jurisdiction and is funded and approved by the county board of the county where the offense was committed. In addition, whenever any person is placed on supervision for an alleged offense under this Section, the supervision shall be conditioned upon the performance of the community service.
    This subsection does not apply when the court imposes a sentence of incarceration.
    (d) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, the court shall order any person convicted of disorderly conduct under paragraph (3) of subsection (a) involving a false alarm of a threat that a bomb or explosive device has been placed in a school that requires an emergency response to reimburse the unit of government that employs the emergency response officer or officers that were dispatched to the school for the cost of the response. If the court determines that the person convicted of disorderly conduct that requires an emergency response to a school is indigent, the provisions of this subsection (d) do not apply.
    (e) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, the court shall order any person convicted of disorderly conduct under paragraph (3.5) or (6) of subsection (a) to reimburse the public agency for the reasonable costs of the emergency response by the public agency up to $10,000. If the court determines that the person convicted of disorderly conduct under paragraph (3.5) or (6) of subsection (a) is indigent, the provisions of this subsection (e) do not apply.
    (f) For the purposes of this Section, "emergency response" means any condition that results in, or could result in, the response of a public official in an authorized emergency vehicle, any condition that jeopardizes or could jeopardize public safety and results in, or could result in, the evacuation of any area, building, structure, vehicle, or of any other place that any person may enter, or any incident requiring a response by a police officer, a firefighter, a State Fire Marshal employee, or an ambulance.
(Source: P.A. 101-238, eff. 1-1-20.)

720 ILCS 5/26-1.1

    (720 ILCS 5/26-1.1)
    Sec. 26-1.1. False report of theft and other losses.
    (a) A person who knowingly makes a false report of a theft, destruction, damage or conversion of any property to a law enforcement agency or other governmental agency with the intent to defraud an insurer is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (b) A person convicted of a violation of this Section a second or subsequent time is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-597, eff. 1-1-12.)

720 ILCS 5/26-2

    (720 ILCS 5/26-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 26-2)
    Sec. 26-2. Interference with emergency communication.
    (a) A person commits interference with emergency communication when he or she knowingly, intentionally and without lawful justification interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with the transmission of a communication over a citizens band radio channel, the purpose of which communication is to inform or inquire about an emergency.
    (b) For the purpose of this Section, "emergency" means a condition or circumstance in which an individual is or is reasonably believed by the person transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or in which property is or is reasonably believed by the person transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of damage or destruction.
    (c) Sentence.
        (1) Interference with emergency communication is a
    
Class B misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2).
        (2) Interference with emergency communication, where
    
serious bodily injury or property loss in excess of $1,000 results, is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26-3

    (720 ILCS 5/26-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 26-3)
    Sec. 26-3. Use of a facsimile machine in unsolicited advertising or fund-raising.
    (a) Definitions:
        (1) "Facsimile machine" means a device which is
    
capable of sending or receiving facsimiles of documents through connection with a telecommunications network.
        (2) "Person" means an individual, public or private
    
corporation, unit of government, partnership or unincorporated association.
    (b) A person commits use of a facsimile machine in unsolicited advertising or fund-raising when he or she knowingly uses a facsimile machine to send or cause to be sent to another person a facsimile of a document containing unsolicited advertising or fund-raising material, except to a person which the sender knows or under all of the circumstances reasonably believes has given the sender permission, either on a case by case or continuing basis, for the sending of the material.
    (c) Sentence. Any person who violates subsection (b) is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined an amount not to exceed $500.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26-4

    (720 ILCS 5/26-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 26-4)
    Sec. 26-4. Unauthorized video recording and live video transmission.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person without that person's consent in a restroom, tanning bed, tanning salon, locker room, changing room, or hotel bedroom.
    (a-5) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person in that other person's residence without that person's consent.
    (a-6) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person in that other person's residence without that person's consent when the recording or transmission is made outside that person's residence by use of an audio or video device that records or transmits from a remote location.
    (a-10) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person under or through the clothing worn by that other person for the purpose of viewing the body of or the undergarments worn by that other person without that person's consent.
    (a-15) It is unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed a device that makes a video record or transmits a live video in a restroom, tanning bed, tanning salon, locker room, changing room, or hotel bedroom with the intent to make a video record or transmit live video of another person without that person's consent.
    (a-20) It is unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed a device that makes a video record or transmits a live video with the intent to make a video record or transmit live video of another person in that other person's residence without that person's consent.
    (a-25) It is unlawful for any person to, by any means, knowingly disseminate, or permit to be disseminated, a video record or live video that he or she knows to have been made or transmitted in violation of (a), (a-5), (a-6), (a-10), (a-15), or (a-20).
    (b) Exemptions. The following activities shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section:
        (1) The making of a video record or transmission of
    
live video by law enforcement officers pursuant to a criminal investigation, which is otherwise lawful;
        (2) The making of a video record or transmission of
    
live video by correctional officials for security reasons or for investigation of alleged misconduct involving a person committed to the Department of Corrections; and
        (3) The making of a video record or transmission of
    
live video in a locker room by a reporter or news medium, as those terms are defined in Section 8-902 of the Code of Civil Procedure, where the reporter or news medium has been granted access to the locker room by an appropriate authority for the purpose of conducting interviews.
    (c) The provisions of this Section do not apply to any sound recording or transmission of an oral conversation made as the result of the making of a video record or transmission of live video, and to which Article 14 of this Code applies.
    (d) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of subsection (a-10), (a-15), or
    
(a-20) is a Class A misdemeanor.
        (2) A violation of subsection (a), (a-5), or (a-6) is
    
a Class 4 felony.
        (3) A violation of subsection (a-25) is a Class 3
    
felony.
        (4) A violation of subsection (a), (a-5), (a-6),
    
(a-10), (a-15) or (a-20) is a Class 3 felony if the victim is a person under 18 years of age or if the violation is committed by an individual who is required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act.
        (5) A violation of subsection (a-25) is a Class 2
    
felony if the victim is a person under 18 years of age or if the violation is committed by an individual who is required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act.
    (e) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Residence" includes a rental dwelling, but does
    
not include stairwells, corridors, laundry facilities, or additional areas in which the general public has access.
        (2) "Video record" means and includes any
    
videotape, photograph, film, or other electronic or digital recording of a still or moving visual image; and "live video" means and includes any real-time or contemporaneous electronic or digital transmission of a still or moving visual image.
(Source: P.A. 96-416, eff. 1-1-10; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

720 ILCS 5/26-4.5

    (720 ILCS 5/26-4.5)
    Sec. 26-4.5. Consumer communications privacy.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "communications company" means any person or organization which owns, controls, operates or manages any company which provides information or entertainment electronically to a household, including but not limited to a cable or community antenna television system.
    (b) It shall be unlawful for a communications company to:
        (1) install and use any equipment which would allow a
    
communications company to visually observe or listen to what is occurring in an individual subscriber's household without the knowledge or permission of the subscriber;
        (2) provide any person or public or private
    
organization with a list containing the name of a subscriber, unless the communications company gives notice thereof to the subscriber;
        (3) disclose the television viewing habits of any
    
individual subscriber without the subscriber's consent; or
        (4) install or maintain a home-protection scanning
    
device in a dwelling as part of a communication service without the express written consent of the occupant.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a business offense, punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation.
    (d) Civil liability. Any person who has been injured by a violation of this Section may commence an action in the circuit court for damages against any communications company which has committed a violation. If the court awards damages, the plaintiff shall be awarded costs.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26-5

    (720 ILCS 5/26-5)
    (This Section was renumbered as Section 48-1 by P.A. 97-1108.)
    Sec. 26-5. (Renumbered).
(Source: P.A. 96-226, eff. 8-11-09; 96-712, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1091, eff. 1-1-11. Renumbered by P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26-6

    (720 ILCS 5/26-6)
    Sec. 26-6. Disorderly conduct at a funeral or memorial service.
    (a) The General Assembly finds and declares that due to the unique nature of funeral and memorial services and the heightened opportunity for extreme emotional distress on such occasions, the purpose of this Section is to protect the privacy and ability to mourn of grieving families directly before, during, and after a funeral or memorial service.
    (b) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Funeral" means the ceremonies, rituals,
    
processions, and memorial services held at a funeral site in connection with the burial, cremation, or memorial of a deceased person.
        (2) "Funeral site" means a church, synagogue, mosque,
    
funeral home, mortuary, cemetery, gravesite, mausoleum, or other place at which a funeral is conducted or is scheduled to be conducted within the next 30 minutes or has been conducted within the last 30 minutes.
    (c) A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct at a funeral or memorial service when he or she:
        (1) engages, with knowledge of the existence of a
    
funeral site, in any loud singing, playing of music, chanting, whistling, yelling, or noisemaking with, or without, noise amplification including, but not limited to, bullhorns, auto horns, and microphones within 300 feet of any ingress or egress of that funeral site, where the volume of such singing, music, chanting, whistling, yelling, or noisemaking is likely to be audible at and disturbing to the funeral site;
        (2) displays, with knowledge of the existence of a
    
funeral site and within 300 feet of any ingress or egress of that funeral site, any visual images that convey fighting words or actual or veiled threats against any other person; or
        (3) with knowledge of the existence of a funeral
    
site, knowingly obstructs, hinders, impedes, or blocks another person's entry to or exit from that funeral site or a facility containing that funeral site, except that the owner or occupant of property may take lawful actions to exclude others from that property.
    (d) Disorderly conduct at a funeral or memorial service is a Class C misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony.
    (e) If any clause, sentence, section, provision, or part of this Section or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is adjudged to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Section or its application to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid, is not affected thereby.
(Source: P.A. 97-359, eff. 8-15-11.)

720 ILCS 5/26-7

    (720 ILCS 5/26-7)
    Sec. 26-7. Disorderly conduct with a laser or laser pointer.
    (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
        "Aircraft" means any contrivance now known or
    
hereafter invented, used, or designed for navigation of or flight in the air, but excluding parachutes.
        "Laser" means both of the following:
            (1) any device that utilizes the natural
        
oscillations of atoms or molecules between energy levels for generating coherent electromagnetic radiation in the ultraviolet, visible, or infrared region of the spectrum and when discharged exceeds one milliwatt continuous wave;
            (2) any device designed or used to amplify
        
electromagnetic radiation by simulated emission that is visible to the human eye.
        "Laser pointer" means a hand-held device that emits
    
light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye.
        "Laser sight" means a laser pointer that can be
    
attached to a firearm and can be used to improve the accuracy of the firearm.
    (b) A person commits disorderly conduct with a laser or laser pointer when he or she intentionally or knowingly:
        (1) aims an operating laser pointer at a person he or
    
she knows or reasonably should know to be a peace officer; or
        (2) aims and discharges a laser or other device that
    
creates visible light into the cockpit of an aircraft that is in the process of taking off, landing, or is in flight.
    (c) Paragraph (2) of subsection (b) does not apply to the following individuals who aim and discharge a laser or other device at an aircraft:
        (1) an authorized individual in the conduct of
    
research and development or flight test operations conducted by an aircraft manufacturer, the Federal Aviation Administration, or any other person authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct this research and development or flight test operations; or
        (2) members or elements of the Department of Defense
    
or Department of Homeland Security acting in an official capacity for the purpose of research, development, operations, testing, or training.
    (d) Sentence. Disorderly conduct with a laser or laser pointer is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 26.5

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 26.5 heading)
ARTICLE 26.5. HARASSING AND OBSCENE COMMUNICATIONS
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26.5-0.1

    (720 ILCS 5/26.5-0.1)
    Sec. 26.5-0.1. Definitions. As used in this Article:
    "Electronic communication" means any transfer of signs, signals, writings, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photoelectric or photo-optical system. "Electronic communication" includes transmissions through an electronic device including, but not limited to, a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager, which communication includes, but is not limited to, e-mail, instant message, text message, or voice mail.
    "Family or household member" includes spouses, former spouses, parents, children, stepchildren and other persons related by blood or by present or prior marriage, persons who share or formerly shared a common dwelling, persons who have or allegedly share a blood relationship through a child, persons who have or have had a dating or engagement relationship, and persons with disabilities and their personal assistants. For purposes of this Article, neither a casual acquaintanceship nor ordinary fraternization between 2 individuals in business or social contexts shall be deemed to constitute a dating relationship.
    "Harass" or "harassing" means knowing conduct which is not necessary to accomplish a purpose that is reasonable under the circumstances, that would cause a reasonable person emotional distress and does cause emotional distress to another.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26.5-1

    (720 ILCS 5/26.5-1)
    Sec. 26.5-1. Transmission of obscene messages.
    (a) A person commits transmission of obscene messages when he or she sends messages or uses language or terms which are obscene, lewd or immoral with the intent to offend by means of or while using a telephone or telegraph facilities, equipment or wires of any person, firm or corporation engaged in the transmission of news or messages between states or within the State of Illinois.
    (b) The trier of fact may infer intent to offend from the use of language or terms which are obscene, lewd or immoral.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26.5-2

    (720 ILCS 5/26.5-2)
    Sec. 26.5-2. Harassment by telephone.
    (a) A person commits harassment by telephone when he or she uses telephone communication for any of the following purposes:
        (1) Making any comment, request, suggestion or
    
proposal which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent with an intent to offend;
        (2) Making a telephone call, whether or not
    
conversation ensues, with intent to abuse, threaten or harass any person at the called number;
        (3) Making or causing the telephone of another
    
repeatedly to ring, with intent to harass any person at the called number;
        (4) Making repeated telephone calls, during which
    
conversation ensues, solely to harass any person at the called number;
        (5) Making a telephone call or knowingly inducing a
    
person to make a telephone call for the purpose of harassing another person who is under 13 years of age, regardless of whether the person under 13 years of age consents to the harassment, if the defendant is at least 16 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense; or
        (6) Knowingly permitting any telephone under one's
    
control to be used for any of the purposes mentioned herein.
    (b) Every telephone directory published for distribution to members of the general public shall contain a notice setting forth a summary of the provisions of this Section. The notice shall be printed in type which is no smaller than any other type on the same page and shall be preceded by the word "WARNING". All telephone companies in this State shall cooperate with law enforcement agencies in using their facilities and personnel to detect and prevent violations of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26.5-3

    (720 ILCS 5/26.5-3)
    Sec. 26.5-3. Harassment through electronic communications.
    (a) A person commits harassment through electronic communications when he or she uses electronic communication for any of the following purposes:
        (1) Making any comment, request, suggestion or
    
proposal which is obscene with an intent to offend;
        (2) Interrupting, with the intent to harass, the
    
telephone service or the electronic communication service of any person;
        (3) Transmitting to any person, with the intent to
    
harass and regardless of whether the communication is read in its entirety or at all, any file, document, or other communication which prevents that person from using his or her telephone service or electronic communications device;
        (4) Transmitting an electronic communication or
    
knowingly inducing a person to transmit an electronic communication for the purpose of harassing another person who is under 13 years of age, regardless of whether the person under 13 years of age consents to the harassment, if the defendant is at least 16 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense;
        (5) Threatening injury to the person or to the
    
property of the person to whom an electronic communication is directed or to any of his or her family or household members; or
        (6) Knowingly permitting any electronic
    
communications device to be used for any of the purposes mentioned in this subsection (a).
    (b) Telecommunications carriers, commercial mobile service providers, and providers of information services, including, but not limited to, Internet service providers and hosting service providers, are not liable under this Section, except for willful and wanton misconduct, by virtue of the transmission, storage, or caching of electronic communications or messages of others or by virtue of the provision of other related telecommunications, commercial mobile services, or information services used by others in violation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26.5-4

    (720 ILCS 5/26.5-4)
    Sec. 26.5-4. Evidence inference. Evidence that a defendant made additional telephone calls or engaged in additional electronic communications after having been requested by a named complainant or by a family or household member of the complainant to stop may be considered as evidence of an intent to harass unless disproved by evidence to the contrary.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/26.5-5

    (720 ILCS 5/26.5-5)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-652)
    Sec. 26.5-5. Sentence.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who violates any of the provisions of Section 26.5-1, 26.5-2, or 26.5-3 of this Article is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Except as provided in subsection (b), a second or subsequent violation of Section 26.5-1, 26.5-2, or 26.5-3 of this Article is a Class A misdemeanor, for which the court shall impose a minimum of 14 days in jail or, if public or community service is established in the county in which the offender was convicted, 240 hours of public or community service.
    (b) In any of the following circumstances, a person who violates Section 26.5-1, 26.5-2, or 26.5-3 of this Article shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony:
        (1) The person has 3 or more prior violations in the
    
last 10 years of harassment by telephone, harassment through electronic communications, or any similar offense of any other state;
        (2) The person has previously violated the harassment
    
by telephone provisions, or the harassment through electronic communications provisions, or committed any similar offense in any other state with the same victim or a member of the victim's family or household;
        (3) At the time of the offense, the offender was
    
under conditions of bail, probation, conditional discharge, mandatory supervised release or was the subject of an order of protection, in this or any other state, prohibiting contact with the victim or any member of the victim's family or household;
        (4) In the course of the offense, the offender
    
threatened to kill the victim or any member of the victim's family or household;
        (5) The person has been convicted in the last 10
    
years of a forcible felony as defined in Section 2-8 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012;
        (6) The person violates paragraph (5) of Section
    
26.5-2 or paragraph (4) of Section 26.5-3; or
        (7) The person was at least 18 years of age at the
    
time of the commission of the offense and the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense.
    (c) The court may order any person convicted under this Article to submit to a psychiatric examination.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-652)
    Sec. 26.5-5. Sentence.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who violates any of the provisions of Section 26.5-1, 26.5-2, or 26.5-3 of this Article is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Except as provided in subsection (b), a second or subsequent violation of Section 26.5-1, 26.5-2, or 26.5-3 of this Article is a Class A misdemeanor, for which the court shall impose a minimum of 14 days in jail or, if public or community service is established in the county in which the offender was convicted, 240 hours of public or community service.
    (b) In any of the following circumstances, a person who violates Section 26.5-1, 26.5-2, or 26.5-3 of this Article shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony:
        (1) The person has 3 or more prior violations in the
    
last 10 years of harassment by telephone, harassment through electronic communications, or any similar offense of any other state;
        (2) The person has previously violated the harassment
    
by telephone provisions, or the harassment through electronic communications provisions, or committed any similar offense in any other state with the same victim or a member of the victim's family or household;
        (3) At the time of the offense, the offender was
    
under conditions of pretrial release, probation, conditional discharge, mandatory supervised release or was the subject of an order of protection, in this or any other state, prohibiting contact with the victim or any member of the victim's family or household;
        (4) In the course of the offense, the offender
    
threatened to kill the victim or any member of the victim's family or household;
        (5) The person has been convicted in the last 10
    
years of a forcible felony as defined in Section 2-8 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012;
        (6) The person violates paragraph (5) of Section
    
26.5-2 or paragraph (4) of Section 26.5-3; or
        (7) The person was at least 18 years of age at the
    
time of the commission of the offense and the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense.
    (c) The court may order any person convicted under this Article to submit to a psychiatric examination.
(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 1-1-23.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 28

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 28 heading)
ARTICLE 28. GAMBLING AND RELATED OFFENSES

720 ILCS 5/28-1

    (720 ILCS 5/28-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-1)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-31, Article 25, Section 25-915)
    Sec. 28-1. Gambling.
    (a) A person commits gambling when he or she:
        (1) knowingly plays a game of chance or skill for
    
money or other thing of value, unless excepted in subsection (b) of this Section;
        (2) knowingly makes a wager upon the result of any
    
game, contest, or any political nomination, appointment or election;
        (3) knowingly operates, keeps, owns, uses, purchases,
    
exhibits, rents, sells, bargains for the sale or lease of, manufactures or distributes any gambling device;
        (4) contracts to have or give himself or herself or
    
another the option to buy or sell, or contracts to buy or sell, at a future time, any grain or other commodity whatsoever, or any stock or security of any company, where it is at the time of making such contract intended by both parties thereto that the contract to buy or sell, or the option, whenever exercised, or the contract resulting therefrom, shall be settled, not by the receipt or delivery of such property, but by the payment only of differences in prices thereof; however, the issuance, purchase, sale, exercise, endorsement or guarantee, by or through a person registered with the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 8 of the Illinois Securities Law of 1953, or by or through a person exempt from such registration under said Section 8, of a put, call, or other option to buy or sell securities which have been registered with the Secretary of State or which are exempt from such registration under Section 3 of the Illinois Securities Law of 1953 is not gambling within the meaning of this paragraph (4);
        (5) knowingly owns or possesses any book, instrument
    
or apparatus by means of which bets or wagers have been, or are, recorded or registered, or knowingly possesses any money which he has received in the course of a bet or wager;
        (6) knowingly sells pools upon the result of any game
    
or contest of skill or chance, political nomination, appointment or election;
        (7) knowingly sets up or promotes any lottery or
    
sells, offers to sell or transfers any ticket or share for any lottery;
        (8) knowingly sets up or promotes any policy game or
    
sells, offers to sell or knowingly possesses or transfers any policy ticket, slip, record, document or other similar device;
        (9) knowingly drafts, prints or publishes any lottery
    
ticket or share, or any policy ticket, slip, record, document or similar device, except for such activity related to lotteries, bingo games and raffles authorized by and conducted in accordance with the laws of Illinois or any other state or foreign government;
        (10) knowingly advertises any lottery or policy game,
    
except for such activity related to lotteries, bingo games and raffles authorized by and conducted in accordance with the laws of Illinois or any other state;
        (11) knowingly transmits information as to wagers,
    
betting odds, or changes in betting odds by telephone, telegraph, radio, semaphore or similar means; or knowingly installs or maintains equipment for the transmission or receipt of such information; except that nothing in this subdivision (11) prohibits transmission or receipt of such information for use in news reporting of sporting events or contests; or
        (12) knowingly establishes, maintains, or operates an
    
Internet site that permits a person to play a game of chance or skill for money or other thing of value by means of the Internet or to make a wager upon the result of any game, contest, political nomination, appointment, or election by means of the Internet. This item (12) does not apply to activities referenced in items (6), (6.1), and (15) of subsection (b) of this Section.
    (b) Participants in any of the following activities shall not be convicted of gambling:
        (1) Agreements to compensate for loss caused by the
    
happening of chance including without limitation contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life or health or accident insurance.
        (2) Offers of prizes, award or compensation to the
    
actual contestants in any bona fide contest for the determination of skill, speed, strength or endurance or to the owners of animals or vehicles entered in such contest.
        (3) Pari-mutuel betting as authorized by the law of
    
this State.
        (4) Manufacture of gambling devices, including the
    
acquisition of essential parts therefor and the assembly thereof, for transportation in interstate or foreign commerce to any place outside this State when such transportation is not prohibited by any applicable Federal law; or the manufacture, distribution, or possession of video gaming terminals, as defined in the Video Gaming Act, by manufacturers, distributors, and terminal operators licensed to do so under the Video Gaming Act.
        (5) The game commonly known as "bingo", when
    
conducted in accordance with the Bingo License and Tax Act.
        (6) Lotteries when conducted by the State of Illinois
    
in accordance with the Illinois Lottery Law. This exemption includes any activity conducted by the Department of Revenue to sell lottery tickets pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Lottery Law and its rules.
        (6.1) The purchase of lottery tickets through the
    
Internet for a lottery conducted by the State of Illinois under the program established in Section 7.12 of the Illinois Lottery Law.
        (7) Possession of an antique slot machine that is
    
neither used nor intended to be used in the operation or promotion of any unlawful gambling activity or enterprise. For the purpose of this subparagraph (b)(7), an antique slot machine is one manufactured 25 years ago or earlier.
        (8) Raffles and poker runs when conducted in
    
accordance with the Raffles and Poker Runs Act.
        (9) Charitable games when conducted in accordance
    
with the Charitable Games Act.
        (10) Pull tabs and jar games when conducted under the
    
Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act.
        (11) Gambling games conducted on riverboats when
    
authorized by the Riverboat Gambling Act.
        (12) Video gaming terminal games at a licensed
    
establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment when conducted in accordance with the Video Gaming Act.
        (13) Games of skill or chance where money or other
    
things of value can be won but no payment or purchase is required to participate.
        (14) Savings promotion raffles authorized under
    
Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 25a), or Section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1463).
        (15) Sports wagering when conducted in accordance
    
with the Sports Wagering Act.
    (c) Sentence.
    Gambling is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction under subsections (a)(3) through (a)(12), is a Class 4 felony.
    (d) Circumstantial evidence.
    In prosecutions under this Section circumstantial evidence shall have the same validity and weight as in any criminal prosecution.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, Article 25, Section 25-915, eff. 6-28-19.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-31, Article 35, Section 35-80)
    Sec. 28-1. Gambling.
    (a) A person commits gambling when he or she:
        (1) knowingly plays a game of chance or skill for
    
money or other thing of value, unless excepted in subsection (b) of this Section;
        (2) knowingly makes a wager upon the result of any
    
game, contest, or any political nomination, appointment or election;
        (3) knowingly operates, keeps, owns, uses, purchases,
    
exhibits, rents, sells, bargains for the sale or lease of, manufactures or distributes any gambling device;
        (4) contracts to have or give himself or herself or
    
another the option to buy or sell, or contracts to buy or sell, at a future time, any grain or other commodity whatsoever, or any stock or security of any company, where it is at the time of making such contract intended by both parties thereto that the contract to buy or sell, or the option, whenever exercised, or the contract resulting therefrom, shall be settled, not by the receipt or delivery of such property, but by the payment only of differences in prices thereof; however, the issuance, purchase, sale, exercise, endorsement or guarantee, by or through a person registered with the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 8 of the Illinois Securities Law of 1953, or by or through a person exempt from such registration under said Section 8, of a put, call, or other option to buy or sell securities which have been registered with the Secretary of State or which are exempt from such registration under Section 3 of the Illinois Securities Law of 1953 is not gambling within the meaning of this paragraph (4);
        (5) knowingly owns or possesses any book, instrument
    
or apparatus by means of which bets or wagers have been, or are, recorded or registered, or knowingly possesses any money which he has received in the course of a bet or wager;
        (6) knowingly sells pools upon the result of any game
    
or contest of skill or chance, political nomination, appointment or election;
        (7) knowingly sets up or promotes any lottery or
    
sells, offers to sell or transfers any ticket or share for any lottery;
        (8) knowingly sets up or promotes any policy game or
    
sells, offers to sell or knowingly possesses or transfers any policy ticket, slip, record, document or other similar device;
        (9) knowingly drafts, prints or publishes any lottery
    
ticket or share, or any policy ticket, slip, record, document or similar device, except for such activity related to lotteries, bingo games and raffles authorized by and conducted in accordance with the laws of Illinois or any other state or foreign government;
        (10) knowingly advertises any lottery or policy game,
    
except for such activity related to lotteries, bingo games and raffles authorized by and conducted in accordance with the laws of Illinois or any other state;
        (11) knowingly transmits information as to wagers,
    
betting odds, or changes in betting odds by telephone, telegraph, radio, semaphore or similar means; or knowingly installs or maintains equipment for the transmission or receipt of such information; except that nothing in this subdivision (11) prohibits transmission or receipt of such information for use in news reporting of sporting events or contests; or
        (12) knowingly establishes, maintains, or operates an
    
Internet site that permits a person to play a game of chance or skill for money or other thing of value by means of the Internet or to make a wager upon the result of any game, contest, political nomination, appointment, or election by means of the Internet. This item (12) does not apply to activities referenced in items (6) and (6.1) of subsection (b) of this Section.
    (b) Participants in any of the following activities shall not be convicted of gambling:
        (1) Agreements to compensate for loss caused by the
    
happening of chance including without limitation contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life or health or accident insurance.
        (2) Offers of prizes, award or compensation to the
    
actual contestants in any bona fide contest for the determination of skill, speed, strength or endurance or to the owners of animals or vehicles entered in such contest.
        (3) Pari-mutuel betting as authorized by the law of
    
this State.
        (4) Manufacture of gambling devices, including the
    
acquisition of essential parts therefor and the assembly thereof, for transportation in interstate or foreign commerce to any place outside this State when such transportation is not prohibited by any applicable Federal law; or the manufacture, distribution, or possession of video gaming terminals, as defined in the Video Gaming Act, by manufacturers, distributors, and terminal operators licensed to do so under the Video Gaming Act.
        (5) The game commonly known as "bingo", when
    
conducted in accordance with the Bingo License and Tax Act.
        (6) Lotteries when conducted by the State of Illinois
    
in accordance with the Illinois Lottery Law. This exemption includes any activity conducted by the Department of Revenue to sell lottery tickets pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Lottery Law and its rules.
        (6.1) The purchase of lottery tickets through the
    
Internet for a lottery conducted by the State of Illinois under the program established in Section 7.12 of the Illinois Lottery Law.
        (7) Possession of an antique slot machine that is
    
neither used nor intended to be used in the operation or promotion of any unlawful gambling activity or enterprise. For the purpose of this subparagraph (b)(7), an antique slot machine is one manufactured 25 years ago or earlier.
        (8) Raffles and poker runs when conducted in
    
accordance with the Raffles and Poker Runs Act.
        (9) Charitable games when conducted in accordance
    
with the Charitable Games Act.
        (10) Pull tabs and jar games when conducted under the
    
Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act.
        (11) Gambling games when authorized by the Illinois
    
Gambling Act.
        (12) Video gaming terminal games at a licensed
    
establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment when conducted in accordance with the Video Gaming Act.
        (13) Games of skill or chance where money or other
    
things of value can be won but no payment or purchase is required to participate.
        (14) Savings promotion raffles authorized under
    
Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 25a), or Section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1463).
    (c) Sentence.
    Gambling is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction under subsections (a)(3) through (a)(12), is a Class 4 felony.
    (d) Circumstantial evidence.
    In prosecutions under this Section circumstantial evidence shall have the same validity and weight as in any criminal prosecution.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, Article 35, Section 35-80, eff. 6-28-19.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-109)
    Sec. 28-1. Gambling.
    (a) A person commits gambling when he or she:
        (1) knowingly plays a game of chance or skill for
    
money or other thing of value, unless excepted in subsection (b) of this Section;
        (2) knowingly makes a wager upon the result of any
    
game, contest, or any political nomination, appointment or election;
        (3) knowingly operates, keeps, owns, uses, purchases,
    
exhibits, rents, sells, bargains for the sale or lease of, manufactures or distributes any gambling device;
        (4) contracts to have or give himself or herself or
    
another the option to buy or sell, or contracts to buy or sell, at a future time, any grain or other commodity whatsoever, or any stock or security of any company, where it is at the time of making such contract intended by both parties thereto that the contract to buy or sell, or the option, whenever exercised, or the contract resulting therefrom, shall be settled, not by the receipt or delivery of such property, but by the payment only of differences in prices thereof; however, the issuance, purchase, sale, exercise, endorsement or guarantee, by or through a person registered with the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 8 of the Illinois Securities Law of 1953, or by or through a person exempt from such registration under said Section 8, of a put, call, or other option to buy or sell securities which have been registered with the Secretary of State or which are exempt from such registration under Section 3 of the Illinois Securities Law of 1953 is not gambling within the meaning of this paragraph (4);
        (5) knowingly owns or possesses any book, instrument
    
or apparatus by means of which bets or wagers have been, or are, recorded or registered, or knowingly possesses any money which he has received in the course of a bet or wager;
        (6) knowingly sells pools upon the result of any game
    
or contest of skill or chance, political nomination, appointment or election;
        (7) knowingly sets up or promotes any lottery or
    
sells, offers to sell or transfers any ticket or share for any lottery;
        (8) knowingly sets up or promotes any policy game or
    
sells, offers to sell or knowingly possesses or transfers any policy ticket, slip, record, document or other similar device;
        (9) knowingly drafts, prints or publishes any lottery
    
ticket or share, or any policy ticket, slip, record, document or similar device, except for such activity related to lotteries, bingo games and raffles authorized by and conducted in accordance with the laws of Illinois or any other state or foreign government;
        (10) knowingly advertises any lottery or policy game,
    
except for such activity related to lotteries, bingo games and raffles authorized by and conducted in accordance with the laws of Illinois or any other state;
        (11) knowingly transmits information as to wagers,
    
betting odds, or changes in betting odds by telephone, telegraph, radio, semaphore or similar means; or knowingly installs or maintains equipment for the transmission or receipt of such information; except that nothing in this subdivision (11) prohibits transmission or receipt of such information for use in news reporting of sporting events or contests; or
        (12) knowingly establishes, maintains, or operates an
    
Internet site that permits a person to play a game of chance or skill for money or other thing of value by means of the Internet or to make a wager upon the result of any game, contest, political nomination, appointment, or election by means of the Internet. This item (12) does not apply to activities referenced in items (6), (6.1), (8), and (8.1) of subsection (b) of this Section.
    (b) Participants in any of the following activities shall not be convicted of gambling:
        (1) Agreements to compensate for loss caused by the
    
happening of chance including without limitation contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life or health or accident insurance.
        (2) Offers of prizes, award or compensation to the
    
actual contestants in any bona fide contest for the determination of skill, speed, strength or endurance or to the owners of animals or vehicles entered in such contest.
        (3) Pari-mutuel betting as authorized by the law of
    
this State.
        (4) Manufacture of gambling devices, including the
    
acquisition of essential parts therefor and the assembly thereof, for transportation in interstate or foreign commerce to any place outside this State when such transportation is not prohibited by any applicable Federal law; or the manufacture, distribution, or possession of video gaming terminals, as defined in the Video Gaming Act, by manufacturers, distributors, and terminal operators licensed to do so under the Video Gaming Act.
        (5) The game commonly known as "bingo", when
    
conducted in accordance with the Bingo License and Tax Act.
        (6) Lotteries when conducted by the State of Illinois
    
in accordance with the Illinois Lottery Law. This exemption includes any activity conducted by the Department of Revenue to sell lottery tickets pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Lottery Law and its rules.
        (6.1) The purchase of lottery tickets through the
    
Internet for a lottery conducted by the State of Illinois under the program established in Section 7.12 of the Illinois Lottery Law.
        (7) Possession of an antique slot machine that is
    
neither used nor intended to be used in the operation or promotion of any unlawful gambling activity or enterprise. For the purpose of this subparagraph (b)(7), an antique slot machine is one manufactured 25 years ago or earlier.
        (8) Raffles and poker runs when conducted in
    
accordance with the Raffles and Poker Runs Act.
        (8.1) The purchase of raffle chances for a raffle
    
conducted in accordance with the Raffles and Poker Runs Act.
        (9) Charitable games when conducted in accordance
    
with the Charitable Games Act.
        (10) Pull tabs and jar games when conducted under the
    
Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act.
        (11) Gambling games conducted on riverboats when
    
authorized by the Riverboat Gambling Act.
        (12) Video gaming terminal games at a licensed
    
establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment when conducted in accordance with the Video Gaming Act.
        (13) Games of skill or chance where money or other
    
things of value can be won but no payment or purchase is required to participate.
        (14) Savings promotion raffles authorized under
    
Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 25a), or Section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1463).
    (c) Sentence.
    Gambling is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction under subsections (a)(3) through (a)(12), is a Class 4 felony.
    (d) Circumstantial evidence.
    In prosecutions under this Section circumstantial evidence shall have the same validity and weight as in any criminal prosecution.
(Source: P.A. 101-109, eff. 7-19-19.)

720 ILCS 5/28-1.1

    (720 ILCS 5/28-1.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-1.1)
    Sec. 28-1.1. Syndicated gambling.
    (a) Declaration of Purpose. Recognizing the close relationship between professional gambling and other organized crime, it is declared to be the policy of the legislature to restrain persons from engaging in the business of gambling for profit in this State. This Section shall be liberally construed and administered with a view to carrying out this policy.
    (b) A person commits syndicated gambling when he or she operates a "policy game" or engages in the business of bookmaking.
    (c) A person "operates a policy game" when he or she knowingly uses any premises or property for the purpose of receiving or knowingly does receive from what is commonly called "policy":
        (1) money from a person other than the bettor or
    
player whose bets or plays are represented by the money; or
        (2) written "policy game" records, made or used over
    
any period of time, from a person other than the bettor or player whose bets or plays are represented by the written record.
    (d) A person engages in bookmaking when he or she knowingly receives or accepts more than five bets or wagers upon the result of any trials or contests of skill, speed or power of endurance or upon any lot, chance, casualty, unknown or contingent event whatsoever, which bets or wagers shall be of such size that the total of the amounts of money paid or promised to be paid to the bookmaker on account thereof shall exceed $2,000. Bookmaking is the receiving or accepting of bets or wagers regardless of the form or manner in which the bookmaker records them.
    (e) Participants in any of the following activities shall not be convicted of syndicated gambling:
        (1) Agreements to compensate for loss caused by the
    
happening of chance including without limitation contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life or health or accident insurance;
        (2) Offers of prizes, award or compensation to the
    
actual contestants in any bona fide contest for the determination of skill, speed, strength or endurance or to the owners of animals or vehicles entered in the contest;
        (3) Pari-mutuel betting as authorized by law of this
    
State;
        (4) Manufacture of gambling devices, including the
    
acquisition of essential parts therefor and the assembly thereof, for transportation in interstate or foreign commerce to any place outside this State when the transportation is not prohibited by any applicable Federal law;
        (5) Raffles and poker runs when conducted in
    
accordance with the Raffles and Poker Runs Act;
        (6) Gambling games conducted on riverboats, in
    
casinos, or at organization gaming facilities when authorized by the Illinois Gambling Act;
        (7) Video gaming terminal games at a licensed
    
establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment when conducted in accordance with the Video Gaming Act; and
        (8) Savings promotion raffles authorized under
    
Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 25a), or Section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1463).
    (f) Sentence. Syndicated gambling is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)

720 ILCS 5/28-2

    (720 ILCS 5/28-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-2)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-31)
    Sec. 28-2. Definitions.
    (a) A "gambling device" is any clock, tape machine, slot machine or other machines or device for the reception of money or other thing of value on chance or skill or upon the action of which money or other thing of value is staked, hazarded, bet, won or lost; or any mechanism, furniture, fixture, equipment or other device designed primarily for use in a gambling place. A "gambling device" does not include:
        (1) A coin-in-the-slot operated mechanical device
    
played for amusement which rewards the player with the right to replay such mechanical device, which device is so constructed or devised as to make such result of the operation thereof depend in part upon the skill of the player and which returns to the player thereof no money, property or right to receive money or property.
        (2) Vending machines by which full and adequate
    
return is made for the money invested and in which there is no element of chance or hazard.
        (3) A crane game. For the purposes of this paragraph
    
(3), a "crane game" is an amusement device involving skill, if it rewards the player exclusively with merchandise contained within the amusement device proper and limited to toys, novelties and prizes other than currency, each having a wholesale value which is not more than $25.
        (4) A redemption machine. For the purposes of this
    
paragraph (4), a "redemption machine" is a single-player or multi-player amusement device involving a game, the object of which is throwing, rolling, bowling, shooting, placing, or propelling a ball or other object that is either physical or computer generated on a display or with lights into, upon, or against a hole or other target that is either physical or computer generated on a display or with lights, or stopping, by physical, mechanical, or electronic means, a moving object that is either physical or computer generated on a display or with lights into, upon, or against a hole or other target that is either physical or computer generated on a display or with lights, provided that all of the following conditions are met:
            (A) The outcome of the game is predominantly
        
determined by the skill of the player.
            (B) The award of the prize is based solely upon
        
the player's achieving the object of the game or otherwise upon the player's score.
            (C) Only merchandise prizes are awarded.
            (D) The wholesale value of prizes awarded in lieu
        
of tickets or tokens for single play of the device does not exceed $25.
            (E) The redemption value of tickets, tokens, and
        
other representations of value, which may be accumulated by players to redeem prizes of greater value, for a single play of the device does not exceed $25.
        (5) Video gaming terminals at a licensed
    
establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment licensed in accordance with the Video Gaming Act.
    (a-5) "Internet" means an interactive computer service or system or an information service, system, or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server, and includes, but is not limited to, an information service, system, or access software provider that provides access to a network system commonly known as the Internet, or any comparable system or service and also includes, but is not limited to, a World Wide Web page, newsgroup, message board, mailing list, or chat area on any interactive computer service or system or other online service.
    (a-6) "Access" and "computer" have the meanings ascribed to them in Section 16D-2 of this Code.
    (b) A "lottery" is any scheme or procedure whereby one or more prizes are distributed by chance among persons who have paid or promised consideration for a chance to win such prizes, whether such scheme or procedure is called a lottery, raffle, gift, sale or some other name, excluding savings promotion raffles authorized under Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 25a), or Section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1463).
    (c) A "policy game" is any scheme or procedure whereby a person promises or guarantees by any instrument, bill, certificate, writing, token or other device that any particular number, character, ticket or certificate shall in the event of any contingency in the nature of a lottery entitle the purchaser or holder to receive money, property or evidence of debt.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-87)
    Sec. 28-2. Definitions.
    (a) A "gambling device" is any clock, tape machine, slot machine or other machines or device for the reception of money or other thing of value on chance or skill or upon the action of which money or other thing of value is staked, hazarded, bet, won or lost; or any mechanism, furniture, fixture, equipment or other device designed primarily for use in a gambling place. A "gambling device" does not include:
        (1) A coin-in-the-slot operated mechanical device
    
played for amusement which rewards the player with the right to replay such mechanical device, which device is so constructed or devised as to make such result of the operation thereof depend in part upon the skill of the player and which returns to the player thereof no money, property or right to receive money or property.
        (2) Vending machines by which full and adequate
    
return is made for the money invested and in which there is no element of chance or hazard.
        (3) A crane game. For the purposes of this paragraph
    
(3), a "crane game" is an amusement device involving skill, if it rewards the player exclusively with merchandise contained within the amusement device proper and limited to toys, novelties and prizes other than currency, each having a wholesale value which is not more than $25.
        (4) A redemption machine. For the purposes of this
    
paragraph (4), a "redemption machine" is a single-player or multi-player amusement device involving a game, the object of which is throwing, rolling, bowling, shooting, placing, or propelling a ball or other object that is either physical or computer generated on a display or with lights into, upon, or against a hole or other target that is either physical or computer generated on a display or with lights, or stopping, by physical, mechanical, or electronic means, a moving object that is either physical or computer generated on a display or with lights into, upon, or against a hole or other target that is either physical or computer generated on a display or with lights, provided that all of the following conditions are met:
            (A) The outcome of the game is predominantly
        
determined by the skill of the player.
            (B) The award of the prize is based solely upon
        
the player's achieving the object of the game or otherwise upon the player's score.
            (C) Only merchandise prizes are awarded.
            (D) The wholesale value of prizes awarded in lieu
        
of tickets or tokens for single play of the device does not exceed $25.
            (E) The redemption value of tickets, tokens, and
        
other representations of value, which may be accumulated by players to redeem prizes of greater value, for a single play of the device does not exceed $25.
        (5) Video gaming terminals at a licensed
    
establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment licensed in accordance with the Video Gaming Act.
    (a-5) "Internet" means an interactive computer service or system or an information service, system, or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server, and includes, but is not limited to, an information service, system, or access software provider that provides access to a network system commonly known as the Internet, or any comparable system or service and also includes, but is not limited to, a World Wide Web page, newsgroup, message board, mailing list, or chat area on any interactive computer service or system or other online service.
    (a-6) "Access" has the meaning ascribed to the term in Section 17-55.
    (a-7) "Computer" has the meaning ascribed to the term in Section 17-0.5.
    (b) A "lottery" is any scheme or procedure whereby one or more prizes are distributed by chance among persons who have paid or promised consideration for a chance to win such prizes, whether such scheme or procedure is called a lottery, raffle, gift, sale or some other name, excluding savings promotion raffles authorized under Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 25a), or Section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1463).
    (c) A "policy game" is any scheme or procedure whereby a person promises or guarantees by any instrument, bill, certificate, writing, token or other device that any particular number, character, ticket or certificate shall in the event of any contingency in the nature of a lottery entitle the purchaser or holder to receive money, property or evidence of debt.
(Source: P.A. 101-87, eff. 1-1-20.)

720 ILCS 5/28-3

    (720 ILCS 5/28-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-3)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-31, Article 25, Section 25-915)
    Sec. 28-3. Keeping a gambling place. A "gambling place" is any real estate, vehicle, boat or any other property whatsoever used for the purposes of gambling other than gambling conducted in the manner authorized by the Riverboat Gambling Act, the Sports Wagering Act, or the Video Gaming Act. Any person who knowingly permits any premises or property owned or occupied by him or under his control to be used as a gambling place commits a Class A misdemeanor. Each subsequent offense is a Class 4 felony. When any premises is determined by the circuit court to be a gambling place:
        (a) Such premises is a public nuisance and may be
    
proceeded against as such, and
        (b) All licenses, permits or certificates issued by
    
the State of Illinois or any subdivision or public agency thereof authorizing the serving of food or liquor on such premises shall be void; and no license, permit or certificate so cancelled shall be reissued for such premises for a period of 60 days thereafter; nor shall any person convicted of keeping a gambling place be reissued such license for one year from his conviction and, after a second conviction of keeping a gambling place, any such person shall not be reissued such license, and
        (c) Such premises of any person who knowingly permits
    
thereon a violation of any Section of this Article shall be held liable for, and may be sold to pay any unsatisfied judgment that may be recovered and any unsatisfied fine that may be levied under any Section of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, Article 25, Section 25-915, eff. 6-28-19.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-31, Article 35, Section 35-80)
    Sec. 28-3. Keeping a gambling place. A "gambling place" is any real estate, vehicle, boat or any other property whatsoever used for the purposes of gambling other than gambling conducted in the manner authorized by the Illinois Gambling Act or the Video Gaming Act. Any person who knowingly permits any premises or property owned or occupied by him or under his control to be used as a gambling place commits a Class A misdemeanor. Each subsequent offense is a Class 4 felony. When any premises is determined by the circuit court to be a gambling place:
        (a) Such premises is a public nuisance and may be
    
proceeded against as such, and
        (b) All licenses, permits or certificates issued by
    
the State of Illinois or any subdivision or public agency thereof authorizing the serving of food or liquor on such premises shall be void; and no license, permit or certificate so cancelled shall be reissued for such premises for a period of 60 days thereafter; nor shall any person convicted of keeping a gambling place be reissued such license for one year from his conviction and, after a second conviction of keeping a gambling place, any such person shall not be reissued such license, and
        (c) Such premises of any person who knowingly permits
    
thereon a violation of any Section of this Article shall be held liable for, and may be sold to pay any unsatisfied judgment that may be recovered and any unsatisfied fine that may be levied under any Section of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, Article 35, Section 35-80, eff. 6-28-19.)

720 ILCS 5/28-4

    (720 ILCS 5/28-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-4)
    Sec. 28-4. Registration of Federal Gambling Stamps.
    (a) Every person who has purchased a Federal Wagering Occupational Tax Stamp, as required by the United States under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, or a Federal Gaming Device Tax Stamp, as required by the United States under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, shall register forthwith such stamp or stamps with the county clerk's office in which he resides and the county clerk's office of each and every county in which he conducts any business. A violation of this Section is a Class B misdemeanor. A subsequent violation is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (b) To register a stamp as required by this Section, each individual stamp purchaser and each member of a firm or association which is a stamp purchaser and, if such purchaser is corporate, the registered agent of the purchasing corporation shall deliver the stamp to the county clerk for inspection and shall under oath or affirmation complete and sign a registration form which shall state the full name and residence and business address of each purchaser and of each member of a purchasing firm or association and of each person employed or engaged in gambling on behalf of such purchaser, shall state the registered agent and registered address of a corporate purchaser, shall state each place where gambling is to be performed by or on behalf of the purchaser, and shall state the duration of validity of the stamp and the federal registration number and tax return number thereof. Any false statement in the registration form is material and is evidence of perjury.
    (c) Within 3 days after such registration the county clerk shall by registered mail forward notice of such registration and a duplicate copy of each registration form to the Attorney General of this State, to the Chairman of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, to the State's Attorney and Sheriff of each county wherein the stamp is registered, and to the principal official of the department of police of each city, village and incorporated town in this State wherein the stamp is registered or wherein the registrant maintains a business address.
(Source: P.A. 77-2638.)

720 ILCS 5/28-5

    (720 ILCS 5/28-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-5)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-31, Article 25, Section 25-915)
    Sec. 28-5. Seizure of gambling devices and gambling funds.
    (a) Every device designed for gambling which is incapable of lawful use or every device used unlawfully for gambling shall be considered a "gambling device", and shall be subject to seizure, confiscation and destruction by the Department of State Police or by any municipal, or other local authority, within whose jurisdiction the same may be found. As used in this Section, a "gambling device" includes any slot machine, and includes any machine or device constructed for the reception of money or other thing of value and so constructed as to return, or to cause someone to return, on chance to the player thereof money, property or a right to receive money or property. With the exception of any device designed for gambling which is incapable of lawful use, no gambling device shall be forfeited or destroyed unless an individual with a property interest in said device knows of the unlawful use of the device.
    (b) Every gambling device shall be seized and forfeited to the county wherein such seizure occurs. Any money or other thing of value integrally related to acts of gambling shall be seized and forfeited to the county wherein such seizure occurs.
    (c) If, within 60 days after any seizure pursuant to subparagraph (b) of this Section, a person having any property interest in the seized property is charged with an offense, the court which renders judgment upon such charge shall, within 30 days after such judgment, conduct a forfeiture hearing to determine whether such property was a gambling device at the time of seizure. Such hearing shall be commenced by a written petition by the State, including material allegations of fact, the name and address of every person determined by the State to have any property interest in the seized property, a representation that written notice of the date, time and place of such hearing has been mailed to every such person by certified mail at least 10 days before such date, and a request for forfeiture. Every such person may appear as a party and present evidence at such hearing. The quantum of proof required shall be a preponderance of the evidence, and the burden of proof shall be on the State. If the court determines that the seized property was a gambling device at the time of seizure, an order of forfeiture and disposition of the seized property shall be entered: a gambling device shall be received by the State's Attorney, who shall effect its destruction, except that valuable parts thereof may be liquidated and the resultant money shall be deposited in the general fund of the county wherein such seizure occurred; money and other things of value shall be received by the State's Attorney and, upon liquidation, shall be deposited in the general fund of the county wherein such seizure occurred. However, in the event that a defendant raises the defense that the seized slot machine is an antique slot machine described in subparagraph (b) (7) of Section 28-1 of this Code and therefore he is exempt from the charge of a gambling activity participant, the seized antique slot machine shall not be destroyed or otherwise altered until a final determination is made by the Court as to whether it is such an antique slot machine. Upon a final determination by the Court of this question in favor of the defendant, such slot machine shall be immediately returned to the defendant. Such order of forfeiture and disposition shall, for the purposes of appeal, be a final order and judgment in a civil proceeding.
    (d) If a seizure pursuant to subparagraph (b) of this Section is not followed by a charge pursuant to subparagraph (c) of this Section, or if the prosecution of such charge is permanently terminated or indefinitely discontinued without any judgment of conviction or acquittal (1) the State's Attorney shall commence an in rem proceeding for the forfeiture and destruction of a gambling device, or for the forfeiture and deposit in the general fund of the county of any seized money or other things of value, or both, in the circuit court and (2) any person having any property interest in such seized gambling device, money or other thing of value may commence separate civil proceedings in the manner provided by law.
    (e) Any gambling device displayed for sale to a riverboat gambling operation or used to train occupational licensees of a riverboat gambling operation as authorized under the Riverboat Gambling Act is exempt from seizure under this Section.
    (f) Any gambling equipment, devices and supplies provided by a licensed supplier in accordance with the Riverboat Gambling Act which are removed from the riverboat for repair are exempt from seizure under this Section.
    (g) The following video gaming terminals are exempt from seizure under this Section:
        (1) Video gaming terminals for sale to a licensed
    
distributor or operator under the Video Gaming Act.
        (2) Video gaming terminals used to train licensed
    
technicians or licensed terminal handlers.
        (3) Video gaming terminals that are removed from a
    
licensed establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment for repair.
    (h) Property seized or forfeited under this Section is subject to reporting under the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
    (i) Any sports lottery terminals provided by a central system provider that are removed from a lottery retailer for repair under the Sports Wagering Act are exempt from seizure under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 101-31, Article 25, Section 25-915, eff. 6-28-19.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-31, Article 35, Section 35-80)
    Sec. 28-5. Seizure of gambling devices and gambling funds.
    (a) Every device designed for gambling which is incapable of lawful use or every device used unlawfully for gambling shall be considered a "gambling device", and shall be subject to seizure, confiscation and destruction by the Department of State Police or by any municipal, or other local authority, within whose jurisdiction the same may be found. As used in this Section, a "gambling device" includes any slot machine, and includes any machine or device constructed for the reception of money or other thing of value and so constructed as to return, or to cause someone to return, on chance to the player thereof money, property or a right to receive money or property. With the exception of any device designed for gambling which is incapable of lawful use, no gambling device shall be forfeited or destroyed unless an individual with a property interest in said device knows of the unlawful use of the device.
    (b) Every gambling device shall be seized and forfeited to the county wherein such seizure occurs. Any money or other thing of value integrally related to acts of gambling shall be seized and forfeited to the county wherein such seizure occurs.
    (c) If, within 60 days after any seizure pursuant to subparagraph (b) of this Section, a person having any property interest in the seized property is charged with an offense, the court which renders judgment upon such charge shall, within 30 days after such judgment, conduct a forfeiture hearing to determine whether such property was a gambling device at the time of seizure. Such hearing shall be commenced by a written petition by the State, including material allegations of fact, the name and address of every person determined by the State to have any property interest in the seized property, a representation that written notice of the date, time and place of such hearing has been mailed to every such person by certified mail at least 10 days before such date, and a request for forfeiture. Every such person may appear as a party and present evidence at such hearing. The quantum of proof required shall be a preponderance of the evidence, and the burden of proof shall be on the State. If the court determines that the seized property was a gambling device at the time of seizure, an order of forfeiture and disposition of the seized property shall be entered: a gambling device shall be received by the State's Attorney, who shall effect its destruction, except that valuable parts thereof may be liquidated and the resultant money shall be deposited in the general fund of the county wherein such seizure occurred; money and other things of value shall be received by the State's Attorney and, upon liquidation, shall be deposited in the general fund of the county wherein such seizure occurred. However, in the event that a defendant raises the defense that the seized slot machine is an antique slot machine described in subparagraph (b) (7) of Section 28-1 of this Code and therefore he is exempt from the charge of a gambling activity participant, the seized antique slot machine shall not be destroyed or otherwise altered until a final determination is made by the Court as to whether it is such an antique slot machine. Upon a final determination by the Court of this question in favor of the defendant, such slot machine shall be immediately returned to the defendant. Such order of forfeiture and disposition shall, for the purposes of appeal, be a final order and judgment in a civil proceeding.
    (d) If a seizure pursuant to subparagraph (b) of this Section is not followed by a charge pursuant to subparagraph (c) of this Section, or if the prosecution of such charge is permanently terminated or indefinitely discontinued without any judgment of conviction or acquittal (1) the State's Attorney shall commence an in rem proceeding for the forfeiture and destruction of a gambling device, or for the forfeiture and deposit in the general fund of the county of any seized money or other things of value, or both, in the circuit court and (2) any person having any property interest in such seized gambling device, money or other thing of value may commence separate civil proceedings in the manner provided by law.
    (e) Any gambling device displayed for sale to a riverboat gambling operation, casino gambling operation, or organization gaming facility or used to train occupational licensees of a riverboat gambling operation, casino gambling operation, or organization gaming facility as authorized under the Illinois Gambling Act is exempt from seizure under this Section.
    (f) Any gambling equipment, devices, and supplies provided by a licensed supplier in accordance with the Illinois Gambling Act which are removed from a riverboat, casino, or organization gaming facility for repair are exempt from seizure under this Section.
    (g) The following video gaming terminals are exempt from seizure under this Section:
        (1) Video gaming terminals for sale to a licensed
    
distributor or operator under the Video Gaming Act.
        (2) Video gaming terminals used to train licensed
    
technicians or licensed terminal handlers.
        (3) Video gaming terminals that are removed from a
    
licensed establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, licensed fraternal establishment, or licensed veterans establishment for repair.
    (h) Property seized or forfeited under this Section is subject to reporting under the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 101-31, Article 35, Section 35-80, eff. 6-28-19.)

720 ILCS 5/28-7

    (720 ILCS 5/28-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-7)
    Sec. 28-7. Gambling contracts void.
    (a) All promises, notes, bills, bonds, covenants, contracts, agreements, judgments, mortgages, or other securities or conveyances made, given, granted, drawn, or entered into, or executed by any person whatsoever, where the whole or any part of the consideration thereof is for any money or thing of value, won or obtained in violation of any Section of this Article are null and void.
    (b) Any obligation void under this Section may be set aside and vacated by any court of competent jurisdiction, upon a complaint filed for that purpose, by the person so granting, giving, entering into, or executing the same, or by his executors or administrators, or by any creditor, heir, legatee, purchaser or other person interested therein; or if a judgment, the same may be set aside on motion of any person stated above, on due notice thereof given.
    (c) No assignment of any obligation void under this Section may in any manner affect the defense of the person giving, granting, drawing, entering into or executing such obligation, or the remedies of any person interested therein.
    (d) This Section shall not prevent a licensed owner of a riverboat gambling operation, a casino gambling operation, or an organization gaming licensee under the Illinois Gambling Act and the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 from instituting a cause of action to collect any amount due and owing under an extension of credit to a gambling patron as authorized under Section 11.1 of the Illinois Gambling Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)

720 ILCS 5/28-8

    (720 ILCS 5/28-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-8)
    Sec. 28-8. Gambling losses recoverable.
    (a) Any person who by gambling shall lose to any other person, any sum of money or thing of value, amounting to the sum of $50 or more and shall pay or deliver the same or any part thereof, may sue for and recover the money or other thing of value, so lost and paid or delivered, in a civil action against the winner thereof, with costs, in the circuit court. No person who accepts from another person for transmission, and transmits, either in his own name or in the name of such other person, any order for any transaction to be made upon, or who executes any order given to him by another person, or who executes any transaction for his own account on, any regular board of trade or commercial, commodity or stock exchange, shall, under any circumstances, be deemed a "winner" of any moneys lost by such other person in or through any such transactions.
    (b) If within 6 months, such person who under the terms of Subsection 28-8(a) is entitled to initiate action to recover his losses does not in fact pursue his remedy, any person may initiate a civil action against the winner. The court or the jury, as the case may be, shall determine the amount of the loss. After such determination, the court shall enter a judgment of triple the amount so determined.
    (c) Gambling losses as a result of gambling conducted on a video gaming terminal licensed under the Video Gaming Act are not recoverable under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-31, eff. 6-24-13.)

720 ILCS 5/28-9

    (720 ILCS 5/28-9) (from Ch. 38, par. 28-9)
    Sec. 28-9. At the option of the prosecuting attorney any prosecution under this Article may be commenced by an information as defined in Section 102-12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(Source: P.A. 76-1131.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 29

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 29 heading)
ARTICLE 29. BRIBERY IN CONTESTS

720 ILCS 5/29-1

    (720 ILCS 5/29-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 29-1)
    Sec. 29-1. Offering a bribe.
    (a) Any person who, with intent to influence any person participating in, officiating or connected with any professional or amateur athletic contest, sporting event or exhibition, gives, offers or promises any money, bribe or other thing of value or advantage to induce such participant, official or other person not to use his best efforts in connection with such contest, event or exhibition commits a Class 4 felony.
    (b) Any person who, with the intent to influence the decision of any individual, offers or promises any money, bribe or other thing of value or advantage to induce such individual to attend, refrain from attending or continue to attend a particular public or private institution of secondary education or higher education for the purpose of participating or not participating in interscholastic athletic competition for such institution commits a Class A misdemeanor. This Section does not apply to the: (1) offering or awarding to an individual any type of scholarship, grant or other bona fide financial aid or employment; (2) offering of any type of financial assistance by such individual's family; or (3) offering of any item of de minimis value by such institution's authorities if such item is of the nature of an item that is commonly provided to any or all students or prospective students.
    (c) Any person who gives any money, goods or other thing of value to an individual enrolled in an institution of higher education who participates in interscholastic competition and represents or attempts to represent such individual in future negotiations for employment with any professional sports team commits a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 85-665.)

720 ILCS 5/29-2

    (720 ILCS 5/29-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 29-2)
    Sec. 29-2. Accepting a bribe.
    Any person participating in, officiating or connected with any professional or amateur athletic contest, sporting event or exhibition who accepts or agrees to accept any money, bribe or other thing of value or advantage with the intent, understanding or agreement that he will not use his best efforts in connection with such contest, event or exhibition commits a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 77-2638.)

720 ILCS 5/29-3

    (720 ILCS 5/29-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 29-3)
    Sec. 29-3. Failure to report offer of bribe.
    Any person participating, officiating or connected with any professional or amateur athletic contest, sporting event or exhibition who fails to report forthwith to his employer, the promoter of such contest, event or exhibition, a peace officer, or the local State's Attorney any offer or promise made to him in violation of Section 29-1 commits a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2638.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 29A

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 29A heading)
ARTICLE 29A. COMMERCIAL BRIBERY

720 ILCS 5/29A-1

    (720 ILCS 5/29A-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 29A-1)
    Sec. 29A-1. A person commits commercial bribery when he confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit upon any employee, agent or fiduciary without the consent of the latter's employer or principal, with intent to influence his conduct in relation to his employer's or principal's affairs.
(Source: P.A. 76-1129.)

720 ILCS 5/29A-2

    (720 ILCS 5/29A-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 29A-2)
    Sec. 29A-2. An employee, agent or fiduciary commits commercial bribe receiving when, without consent of his employer or principal, he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit from another person upon an agreement or understanding that such benefit will influence his conduct in relation to his employer's or principal's affairs.
(Source: P.A. 76-1129.)

720 ILCS 5/29A-3

    (720 ILCS 5/29A-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 29A-3)
    Sec. 29A-3. Sentence.
    (a) If the benefit offered, conferred, or agreed to be conferred, solicited, accepted or agreed to be accepted is less than $500,000, commercial bribery or commercial bribe receiving is a Class A misdemeanor and the sentence shall include, but not be limited to, a fine not to exceed $5,000.
    (b) If the benefit offered, conferred, or agreed to be conferred, solicited, accepted, or agreed to be accepted in violation of this Article is $500,000 or more, the offender is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 93-496, eff. 1-1-04.)

720 ILCS 5/29A-4

    (720 ILCS 5/29A-4)
    Sec. 29A-4. Corporate Crime Fund.
    (a) In addition to any fines, penalties, and assessments otherwise authorized under this Code, any person convicted of a violation of this Article or Section 17-26 or 17-27 of this Code shall be assessed a penalty of not more than 3 times the value of all property involved in the criminal activity.
    (b) The penalties assessed under subsection (a) shall be deposited into the Corporate Crime Fund, a special fund hereby created in the State treasury. Moneys in the Fund shall be used to make restitution to a person who has suffered property loss as a result of violations of this Article. The court may determine the reasonable amount, terms, and conditions of the restitution. In determining the amount and method of payment of restitution, the court shall take into account all financial resources of the defendant.
(Source: P.A. 93-496, eff. 1-1-04.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 29B

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 29B heading)
ARTICLE 29B. MONEY LAUNDERING

720 ILCS 5/29B-0.5

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-0.5)
    Sec. 29B-0.5. Definitions. In this Article:
    "Conduct" or "conducts" includes, in addition to its ordinary meaning, initiating, concluding, or participating in initiating or concluding a transaction.
    "Criminally derived property" means: (1) any property, real or personal, constituting or derived from proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, from activity that constitutes a felony under State, federal, or foreign law; or (2) any property represented to be property constituting or derived from proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, from activity that constitutes a felony under State, federal, or foreign law.
    "Department" means the Department of State Police of this State or its successor agency.
    "Director" means the Director of State Police or his or her designated agents.
    "Financial institution" means any bank; savings and loan association; trust company; agency or branch of a foreign bank in the United States; currency exchange; credit union; mortgage banking institution; pawnbroker; loan or finance company; operator of a credit card system; issuer, redeemer, or cashier of travelers checks, checks, or money orders; dealer in precious metals, stones, or jewels; broker or dealer in securities or commodities; investment banker; or investment company.
    "Financial transaction" means a purchase, sale, loan, pledge, gift, transfer, delivery, or other disposition utilizing criminally derived property, and with respect to financial institutions, includes a deposit, withdrawal, transfer between accounts, exchange of currency, loan, extension of credit, purchase or sale of any stock, bond, certificate of deposit or other monetary instrument, use of safe deposit box, or any other payment, transfer or delivery by, through, or to a financial institution. "Financial transaction" also means a transaction which without regard to whether the funds, monetary instruments, or real or personal property involved in the transaction are criminally derived, any transaction which in any way or degree: (1) involves the movement of funds by wire or any other means; (2) involves one or more monetary instruments; or (3) the transfer of title to any real or personal property. The receipt by an attorney of bona fide fees for the purpose of legal representation is not a financial transaction for purposes of this Article.
    "Form 4-64" means the Illinois State Police Notice/Inventory of Seized Property (Form 4-64).
    "Knowing that the property involved in a financial transaction represents the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity" means that the person knew the property involved in the transaction represented proceeds from some form, though not necessarily which form, of activity that constitutes a felony under State, federal, or foreign law.
    "Monetary instrument" means United States coins and currency; coins and currency of a foreign country; travelers checks; personal checks, bank checks, and money orders; investment securities; bearer negotiable instruments; bearer investment securities; or bearer securities and certificates of stock in a form that title passes upon delivery.
    "Specified criminal activity" means any violation of Section 29D-15.1 and any violation of Article 29D of this Code.
    "Transaction reporting requirement under State law" means any violation as defined under the Currency Reporting Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-1

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 29B-1)
    Sec. 29B-1. Money laundering.
    (a) A person commits the offense of money laundering:
        (1) when, knowing that the property involved in a
    
financial transaction represents the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity, he or she conducts or attempts to conduct the financial transaction which in fact involves criminally derived property:
            (A) with the intent to promote the carrying on
        
of the unlawful activity from which the criminally derived property was obtained; or
            (B) where he or she knows or reasonably should
        
know that the financial transaction is designed in whole or in part:
                (i) to conceal or disguise the nature, the
            
location, the source, the ownership or the control of the criminally derived property; or
                (ii) to avoid a transaction reporting
            
requirement under State law; or
        (1.5) when he or she transports, transmits, or
    
transfers, or attempts to transport, transmit, or transfer a monetary instrument:
            (A) with the intent to promote the carrying on of
        
the unlawful activity from which the criminally derived property was obtained; or
            (B) knowing, or having reason to know, that the
        
financial transaction is designed in whole or in part:
                (i) to conceal or disguise the nature, the
            
location, the source, the ownership or the control of the criminally derived property; or
                (ii) to avoid a transaction reporting
            
requirement under State law; or
        (2) when, with the intent to:
            (A) promote the carrying on of a specified
        
criminal activity as defined in this Article; or
            (B) conceal or disguise the nature, location,
        
source, ownership, or control of property believed to be the proceeds of a specified criminal activity as defined in this Article; or
            (C) avoid a transaction reporting requirement
        
under State law,
    he or she conducts or attempts to conduct a financial
    
transaction involving property he or she believes to be the proceeds of specified criminal activity or property used to conduct or facilitate specified criminal activity as defined in this Article.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) Sentence.
        (1) Laundering of criminally derived property of a
    
value not exceeding $10,000 is a Class 3 felony;
        (2) Laundering of criminally derived property of a
    
value exceeding $10,000 but not exceeding $100,000 is a Class 2 felony;
        (3) Laundering of criminally derived property of a
    
value exceeding $100,000 but not exceeding $500,000 is a Class 1 felony;
        (4) Money laundering in violation of subsection
    
(a)(2) of this Section is a Class X felony;
        (5) Laundering of criminally derived property of a
    
value exceeding $500,000 is a Class 1 non-probationable felony;
        (6) In a prosecution under clause (a)(1.5)(B)(ii) of
    
this Section, the sentences are as follows:
            (A) Laundering of property of a value not
        
exceeding $10,000 is a Class 3 felony;
            (B) Laundering of property of a value exceeding
        
$10,000 but not exceeding $100,000 is a Class 2 felony;
            (C) Laundering of property of a value exceeding
        
$100,000 but not exceeding $500,000 is a Class 1 felony;
            (D) Laundering of property of a value exceeding
        
$500,000 is a Class 1 non-probationable felony.
(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-2

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-2)
    Sec. 29B-2. Evidence in money laundering prosecutions. In a prosecution under this Article, either party may introduce the following evidence pertaining to the issue of whether the property or proceeds were known to be some form of criminally derived property or from some form of unlawful activity:
        (1) a financial transaction was conducted or
    
structured or attempted in violation of the reporting requirements of any State or federal law;
        (2) a financial transaction was conducted or
    
attempted with the use of a false or fictitious name or a forged instrument;
        (3) a falsely altered or completed written instrument
    
or a written instrument that contains any materially false personal identifying information was made, used, offered, or presented, whether accepted or not, in connection with a financial transaction;
        (4) a financial transaction was structured or
    
attempted to be structured so as to falsely report the actual consideration or value of the transaction;
        (5) a money transmitter, a person engaged in a trade
    
or business, or any employee of a money transmitter or a person engaged in a trade or business, knows or reasonably should know that false personal identifying information has been presented and incorporates the false personal identifying information into any report or record;
        (6) the criminally derived property is transported or
    
possessed in a fashion inconsistent with the ordinary or usual means of transportation or possession of the property and where the property is discovered in the absence of any documentation or other indicia of legitimate origin or right to the property;
        (7) a person pays or receives substantially less than
    
face value for one or more monetary instruments; or
        (8) a person engages in a transaction involving one
    
or more monetary instruments, where the physical condition or form of the monetary instrument or instruments makes it apparent that they are not the product of bona fide business or financial transactions.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-3

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-3)
    Sec. 29B-3. Duty to enforce this Article.
    (a) It is the duty of the Department of State Police, and its agents, officers, and investigators, to enforce this Article, except those provisions otherwise specifically delegated, and to cooperate with all agencies charged with the enforcement of the laws of the United States, or of any state, relating to money laundering. Only an agent, officer, or investigator designated by the Director may be authorized in accordance with this Section to serve seizure notices, warrants, subpoenas, and summonses under the authority of this State.
    (b) An agent, officer, investigator, or peace officer designated by the Director may: (1) make seizure of property under this Article; and (2) perform other law enforcement duties as the Director designates. It is the duty of all State's Attorneys to prosecute violations of this Article and institute legal proceedings as authorized under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-4

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-4)
    Sec. 29B-4. Protective orders and warrants for forfeiture purposes.
    (a) Upon application of the State, the court may enter a restraining order or injunction, require the execution of a satisfactory performance bond, or take any other action to preserve the availability of property described in Section 29B-5 of this Article for forfeiture under this Article:
        (1) upon the filing of an indictment, information, or
    
complaint charging a violation of this Article for which forfeiture may be ordered under this Article and alleging that the property with respect to which the order is sought would be subject to forfeiture under this Article; or
        (2) prior to the filing of the indictment,
    
information, or complaint, if, after notice to persons appearing to have an interest in the property and opportunity for a hearing, the court determines that:
            (A) there is probable cause to believe that the
        
State will prevail on the issue of forfeiture and that failure to enter the order will result in the property being destroyed, removed from the jurisdiction of the court, or otherwise made unavailable for forfeiture; and
            (B) the need to preserve the availability of the
        
property through the entry of the requested order outweighs the hardship on any party against whom the order is to be entered.
        Provided, however, that an order entered under
    
paragraph (2) of this Section shall be effective for not more than 90 days, unless extended by the court for good cause shown or unless an indictment, information, complaint, or administrative notice has been filed.
    (b) A temporary restraining order under this subsection (b) may be entered upon application of the State without notice or opportunity for a hearing when an indictment, information, complaint, or administrative notice has not yet been filed with respect to the property, if the State demonstrates that there is probable cause to believe that the property with respect to which the order is sought would be subject to forfeiture under this Article and that provision of notice will jeopardize the availability of the property for forfeiture. The temporary order shall expire not more than 30 days after the date on which it is entered, unless extended for good cause shown or unless the party against whom it is entered consents to an extension for a longer period. A hearing requested concerning an order entered under this subsection (b) shall be held at the earliest possible time and prior to the expiration of the temporary order.
    (c) The court may receive and consider, at a hearing held under this Section, evidence and information that would be inadmissible under the Illinois rules of evidence.
    (d) Under its authority to enter a pretrial restraining order under this Section, the court may order a defendant to repatriate any property that may be seized and forfeited and to deposit that property pending trial with the Department of State Police or another law enforcement agency designated by the Department of State Police. Failure to comply with an order under this Section is punishable as a civil or criminal contempt of court.
    (e) The State may request the issuance of a warrant authorizing the seizure of property described in Section 29B-5 of this Article in the same manner as provided for a search warrant. If the court determines that there is probable cause to believe that the property to be seized would be subject to forfeiture, the court shall issue a warrant authorizing the seizure of that property.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-5

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-5)
    Sec. 29B-5. Property subject to forfeiture. The following are subject to forfeiture:
        (1) any property, real or personal, constituting,
    
derived from, or traceable to any proceeds the person obtained, directly or indirectly, as a result of a violation of this Article;
        (2) any of the person's property used, or intended to
    
be used, in any manner or part, to commit, or to facilitate the commission of, a violation of this Article;
        (3) all conveyances, including aircraft, vehicles, or
    
vessels, which are used, or intended for use, to transport, or in any manner to facilitate the transportation, sale, receipt, possession, or concealment of property described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Section, but:
            (A) no conveyance used by any person as a common
        
carrier in the transaction of business as a common carrier is subject to forfeiture under this Section unless it appears that the owner or other person in charge of the conveyance is a consenting party or privy to a violation of this Article;
            (B) no conveyance is subject to forfeiture under
        
this Article by reason of any act or omission which the owner proves to have been committed or omitted without his or her knowledge or consent;
            (C) a forfeiture of a conveyance encumbered by a
        
bona fide security interest is subject to the interest of the secured party if he or she neither had knowledge of nor consented to the act or omission;
        (4) all real property, including any right, title,
    
and interest, including, but not limited to, any leasehold interest or the beneficial interest in a land trust, in the whole of any lot or tract of land and any appurtenances or improvements, which is used or intended to be used, in any manner or part, to commit, or in any manner to facilitate the commission of, any violation of this Article or that is the proceeds of any violation or act that constitutes a violation of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-6

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-6)
    Sec. 29B-6. Seizure.
    (a) Property subject to forfeiture under this Article may be seized by the Director or any peace officer upon process or seizure warrant issued by any court having jurisdiction over the property. Seizure by the Director or any peace officer without process may be made:
        (1) if the seizure is incident to a seizure warrant;
        (2) if the property subject to seizure has been the
    
subject of a prior judgment in favor of the State in a criminal proceeding, or in an injunction or forfeiture proceeding based upon this Article;
        (3) if there is probable cause to believe that the
    
property is directly or indirectly dangerous to health or safety;
        (4) if there is probable cause to believe that the
    
property is subject to forfeiture under this Article and the property is seized under circumstances in which a warrantless seizure or arrest would be reasonable; or
        (5) in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure
    
of 1963.
    (b) In the event of seizure under subsection (a) of this Section, forfeiture proceedings shall be instituted in accordance with this Article.
    (c) Actual physical seizure of real property subject to forfeiture requires the issuance of a seizure warrant. Nothing in this Article prohibits the constructive seizure of real property through the filing of a complaint for forfeiture in circuit court and the recording of a lis pendens against the real property that is subject to forfeiture without any hearing, warrant application, or judicial approval.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-7

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-7)
    Sec. 29B-7. Safekeeping of seized property pending disposition.
    (a) If property is seized under this Article, the seizing agency shall promptly conduct an inventory of the seized property and estimate the property's value and shall forward a copy of the inventory of seized property and the estimate of the property's value to the Director. Upon receiving notice of seizure, the Director may:
        (1) place the property under seal;
        (2) remove the property to a place designated by the
    
Director;
        (3) keep the property in the possession of the
    
seizing agency;
        (4) remove the property to a storage area for
    
safekeeping or, if the property is a negotiable instrument or money and is not needed for evidentiary purposes, deposit it in an interest bearing account;
        (5) place the property under constructive seizure by
    
posting notice of pending forfeiture on it, by giving notice of pending forfeiture to its owners and interest holders, or by filing notice of pending forfeiture in any appropriate public record relating to the property; or
        (6) provide for another agency or custodian,
    
including an owner, secured party, or lienholder, to take custody of the property upon the terms and conditions set by the Director.
    (b) When property is forfeited under this Article, the Director shall sell all the property unless the property is required by law to be destroyed or is harmful to the public and shall distribute the proceeds of the sale, together with any moneys forfeited or seized, under Section 29B-26 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-8

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-8)
    Sec. 29B-8. Notice to State's Attorney. The law enforcement agency seizing property for forfeiture under this Article shall, within 60 days after seizure, notify the State's Attorney for the county, either where an act or omission giving rise to the forfeiture occurred or where the property was seized, of the seizure of the property and the facts and circumstances giving rise to the seizure and shall provide the State's Attorney with the inventory of the property and its estimated value. If the property seized for forfeiture is a vehicle, the law enforcement agency seizing the property shall immediately notify the Secretary of State that forfeiture proceedings are pending regarding the vehicle. This notice shall be by Form 4-64.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-9

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-9)
    Sec. 29B-9. Preliminary review.
    (a) Within 28 days of the seizure, the State shall seek a preliminary determination from the circuit court as to whether there is probable cause that the property may be subject to forfeiture.
    (b) The rules of evidence shall not apply to any proceeding conducted under this Section.
    (c) The court may conduct the review under subsection (a) of this Section simultaneously with a proceeding under Section 109-1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 for a related criminal offense if a prosecution is commenced by information or complaint.
    (d) The court may accept a finding of probable cause at a preliminary hearing following the filing of an information or complaint charging a related criminal offense or following the return of indictment by a grand jury charging the related offense as sufficient evidence of probable cause as required under subsection (a) of this Section.
    (e) Upon a finding of probable cause as required under this Section, the circuit court shall order the property subject to the applicable forfeiture Act held until the conclusion of any forfeiture proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-10

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-10)
    Sec. 29B-10. Notice to owner or interest holder.
    (a) The first attempted service of notice shall be commenced within 28 days of the latter of filing of the verified claim or the receipt of the notice from the seizing agency by Form 4-64. A complaint for forfeiture or a notice of pending forfeiture shall be served on a claimant if the owner's or interest holder's name and current address are known, then by either: (1) personal service; or (2) mailing a copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, and first class mail to that address.
    (b) If no signed return receipt is received by the State's Attorney within 28 days of mailing or no communication from the owner or interest holder is received by the State's Attorney documenting actual notice by the parties, the State's Attorney shall, within a reasonable period of time, mail a second copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, and first class mail to that address. If no signed return receipt is received by the State's Attorney within 28 days of the second mailing, or no communication from the owner or interest holder is received by the State's Attorney documenting actual notice by the parties, the State's Attorney shall have 60 days to attempt to serve the notice by personal service, including substitute service by leaving a copy at the usual place of abode with some person of the family or a person residing there, of the age of 13 years or upwards. If, after 3 attempts at service in this manner, no service of the notice is accomplished, the notice shall be posted in a conspicuous manner at the address and service shall be made by the posting. The attempts at service and the posting, if required, shall be documented by the person attempting service which shall be made part of a return of service returned to the State's Attorney. The State's Attorney may utilize any Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff, a peace officer, a private process server or investigator, or an employee, agent, or investigator of the State's Attorney's Office to attempt service without seeking leave of court.
    (c) After the procedures listed are followed, service shall be effective on the owner or interest holder on the date of receipt by the State's Attorney of a return receipt, or on the date of receipt of a communication from an owner or interest holder documenting actual notice, whichever is first in time, or on the date of the last act performed by the State's Attorney in attempting personal service. For purposes of notice under this Section, if a person has been arrested for the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture, the address provided to the arresting agency at the time of arrest shall be deemed to be that person's known address. Provided, however, if an owner or interest holder's address changes prior to the effective date of the notice of pending forfeiture, the owner or interest holder shall promptly notify the seizing agency of the change in address or, if the owner or interest holder's address changes subsequent to the effective date of the notice of pending forfeiture, the owner or interest holder shall promptly notify the State's Attorney of the change in address. If the property seized is a conveyance, notice shall also be directed to the address reflected in the office of the agency or official in which title to or interest in the conveyance is required by law to be recorded.
    (d) If the owner's or interest holder's address is not known, and is not on record as provided in this Section, service by publication for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the seizure occurred shall suffice for service requirements.
    (e) Notice to any business entity, corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or partnership shall be completed by a single mailing of a copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, and first class mail to that address. This notice is complete regardless of the return of a signed return receipt.
    (f) Notice to a person whose address is not within the State shall be completed by a single mailing of a copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, and first class mail to that address. This notice is complete regardless of the return of a signed return receipt.
    (g) Notice to a person whose address is not within the United States shall be completed by a single mailing of a copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, and first class mail to that address. This notice is complete regardless of the return of a signed return receipt. If certified mail is not available in the foreign country where the person has an address, notice shall proceed by publication requirements under subsection (d) of this Section.
    (h) Notice to a person whom the State's Attorney reasonably should know is incarcerated within this State shall also include mailing a copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, and first class mail to the address of the detention facility with the inmate's name clearly marked on the envelope.
    (i) After a claimant files a verified claim with the State's Attorney and provides an address at which the claimant will accept service, the complaint shall be served and notice shall be complete upon the mailing of the complaint to the claimant at the address the claimant provided via certified mail, return receipt requested, and first class mail. No return receipt need be received, or any other attempts at service need be made to comply with service and notice requirements under this Section. This certified mailing, return receipt requested, shall be proof of service of the complaint on the claimant. If notice is to be shown by actual notice from communication with a claimant, then the State's Attorney shall file an affidavit as proof of service, providing details of the communication, which shall be accepted as proof of service by the court.
    (j) If the property seized is a conveyance, notice shall also be directed to the address reflected in the office of the agency or official in which title to or interest in the conveyance is required by law to be recorded by mailing a copy of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to that address.
    (k) Notice served under this Article is effective upon personal service, the last date of publication, or the mailing of written notice, whichever is earlier.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-11

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-11)
    Sec. 29B-11. Replevin prohibited. Property taken or detained under this Article shall not be subject to replevin, but is deemed to be in the custody of the Director subject only to the order and judgments of the circuit court having jurisdiction over the forfeiture proceedings and the decisions of the State's Attorney under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-12

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-12)
    Sec. 29B-12. Non-judicial forfeiture. If non-real property that exceeds $20,000 in value excluding the value of any conveyance, or if real property is seized under the provisions of this Article, the State's Attorney shall institute judicial in rem forfeiture proceedings as described in Section 29B-13 of this Article within 28 days from receipt of notice of seizure from the seizing agency under Section 29B-8 of this Article. However, if non-real property that does not exceed $20,000 in value excluding the value of any conveyance is seized, the following procedure shall be used:
        (1) If, after review of the facts surrounding the
    
seizure, the State's Attorney is of the opinion that the seized property is subject to forfeiture, then, within 28 days after the receipt of notice of seizure from the seizing agency, the State's Attorney shall cause notice of pending forfeiture to be given to the owner of the property and all known interest holders of the property in accordance with Section 29B-10 of this Article.
        (2) The notice of pending forfeiture shall include a
    
description of the property, the estimated value of the property, the date and place of seizure, the conduct giving rise to forfeiture or the violation of law alleged, and a summary of procedures and procedural rights applicable to the forfeiture action.
        (3)(A) Any person claiming an interest in property
    
that is the subject of notice under paragraph (1) of this Section, must, in order to preserve any rights or claims to the property, within 45 days after the effective date of notice as described in Section 29B-10 of this Article, file a verified claim with the State's Attorney expressing his or her interest in the property. The claim shall set forth:
            (i) the caption of the proceedings as set forth
        
on the notice of pending forfeiture and the name of the claimant;
            (ii) the address at which the claimant will
        
accept mail;
            (iii) the nature and extent of the claimant's
        
interest in the property;
            (iv) the date, identity of the transferor, and
        
circumstances of the claimant's acquisition of the interest in the property;
            (v) the names and addresses of all other persons
        
known to have an interest in the property;
            (vi) the specific provision of law relied on in
        
asserting the property is not subject to forfeiture;
            (vii) all essential facts supporting each
        
assertion; and
            (viii) the relief sought.
        (B) If a claimant files the claim, then the State's
    
Attorney shall institute judicial in rem forfeiture proceedings with the clerk of the court as described in Section 29B-13 of this Article within 28 days after receipt of the claim.
        (4) If no claim is filed within the 28-day period as
    
described in paragraph (3) of this Section, the State's Attorney shall declare the property forfeited and shall promptly notify the owner and all known interest holders of the property and the Director of State Police of the declaration of forfeiture and the Director shall dispose of the property in accordance with law.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-13

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-13)
    Sec. 29B-13. Judicial in rem procedures. If property seized under this Article is non-real property that exceeds $20,000 in value excluding the value of any conveyance, or is real property, or a claimant has filed a claim under paragraph (3) of Section 29B-12 of this Article, the following judicial in rem procedures shall apply:
        (1) If, after a review of the facts surrounding the
    
seizure, the State's Attorney is of the opinion that the seized property is subject to forfeiture, then, within 28 days of the receipt of notice of seizure by the seizing agency or the filing of the claim, whichever is later, the State's Attorney shall institute judicial forfeiture proceedings by filing a verified complaint for forfeiture. If authorized by law, a forfeiture shall be ordered by a court on an action in rem brought by a State's Attorney under a verified complaint for forfeiture.
        (2) A complaint of forfeiture shall include:
            (A) a description of the property seized;
            (B) the date and place of seizure of the
        
property;
            (C) the name and address of the law enforcement
        
agency making the seizure; and
            (D) the specific statutory and factual grounds
        
for the seizure.
        (3) The complaint shall be served upon the person
    
from whom the property was seized and all persons known or reasonably believed by the State to claim an interest in the property, as provided in Section 29B-10 of this Article. The complaint shall be accompanied by the following written notice:
        "This is a civil court proceeding subject to the Code
    
of Civil Procedure. You received this Complaint of Forfeiture because the State's Attorney's office has brought a legal action seeking forfeiture of your seized property. This complaint starts the court process where the State seeks to prove that your property should be forfeited and not returned to you. This process is also your opportunity to try to prove to a judge that you should get your property back. The complaint lists the date, time, and location of your first court date. You must appear in court on that day, or you may lose the case automatically. You must also file an appearance and answer. If you are unable to pay the appearance fee, you may qualify to have the fee waived. If there is a criminal case related to the seizure of your property, your case may be set for trial after the criminal case has been resolved. Before trial, the judge may allow discovery, where the State can ask you to respond in writing to questions and give them certain documents, and you can make similar requests of the State. The trial is your opportunity to explain what happened when your property was seized and why you should get the property back."
        (4) Forfeiture proceedings under this Article shall
    
be subject to the Code of Civil Procedure and the rules of evidence relating to civil actions shall apply to proceedings under this Article with the following exception. The parties shall be allowed to use, and the court shall receive and consider, all relevant hearsay evidence that relates to evidentiary foundation, chain of custody, business records, recordings, laboratory analysis, laboratory reports, and relevant hearsay related to the use of technology in the investigation that resulted in the seizure of property that is subject to the forfeiture action.
        (5) Only an owner of or interest holder in the
    
property may file an answer asserting a claim against the property in the action in rem. For purposes of this Section, the owner or interest holder shall be referred to as claimant. Upon motion of the State, the court shall first hold a hearing, in which a claimant shall establish by a preponderance of the evidence, that he or she has a lawful, legitimate ownership interest in the property and that it was obtained through a lawful source.
        (6) The answer must be signed by the owner or
    
interest holder under penalty of perjury and shall set forth:
            (A) the caption of the proceedings as set forth
        
on the notice of pending forfeiture and the name of the claimant;
            (B) the address at which the claimant will accept
        
mail;
            (C) the nature and extent of the claimant's
        
interest in the property;
            (D) the date, identity of transferor, and
        
circumstances of the claimant's acquisition of the interest in the property;
            (E) the names and addresses of all other persons
        
known to have an interest in the property;
            (F) all essential facts supporting each
        
assertion;
            (G) the precise relief sought; and
            (H) in a forfeiture action involving currency or
        
its equivalent, a claimant shall provide the State with notice of his or her intent to allege that the currency or its equivalent is not related to the alleged factual basis for the forfeiture, and why.
        The answer shall follow the rules under the Code of
    
Civil Procedure.
        (7) The answer shall be filed with the court within
    
45 days after service of the civil in rem complaint.
        (8) The hearing shall be held within 60 days after
    
filing of the answer unless continued for good cause.
        (9) At the judicial in rem proceeding, in the State's
    
case in chief, the State shall show by a preponderance of the evidence that the property is subject to forfeiture. If the State makes such a showing, the claimant shall have the burden of production to set forth evidence that the property is not related to the alleged factual basis of the forfeiture. After this production of evidence, the State shall maintain the burden of proof to overcome this assertion. A claimant shall provide the State notice of its intent to allege that the currency or its equivalent is not related to the alleged factual basis of the forfeiture and why. As to conveyances, at the judicial in rem proceeding, in its case in chief, the State shall show by a preponderance of the evidence:
            (A) that the property is subject to forfeiture;
        
and
            (B) at least one of the following:
                (i) that the claimant was legally accountable
            
for the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture;
                (ii) that the claimant knew or reasonably
            
should have known of the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture;
                (iii) that the claimant knew or reasonably
            
should have known that the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture was likely to occur;
                (iv) that the claimant held the property for
            
the benefit of, or as nominee for, any person whose conduct gave rise to its forfeiture;
                (v) that if the claimant acquired the
            
interest through any person engaging in any of the conduct described above or conduct giving rise to the forfeiture:
                    (a) the claimant did not acquire it as a
                
bona fide purchaser for value; or
                    (b) the claimant acquired the interest
                
under the circumstances that the claimant reasonably should have known the property was derived from, or used in, the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture; or
                (vi) that the claimant is not the true owner
            
of the property that is subject to forfeiture.
        (10) If the State does not meet its burden to show
    
that the property is subject to forfeiture, the court shall order the interest in the property returned or conveyed to the claimant and shall order all other property forfeited to the State. If the State does meet its burden to show that the property is subject to forfeiture, the court shall order all property forfeited to the State.
        (11) A defendant convicted in any criminal proceeding
    
is precluded from later denying the essential allegations of the criminal offense of which the defendant was convicted in any proceeding under this Article regardless of the pendency of an appeal from that conviction. However, evidence of the pendency of an appeal is admissible.
        (12) On a motion by the parties, the court may stay
    
civil forfeiture proceedings during the criminal trial for a related criminal indictment or information alleging a money laundering violation. Such a stay shall not be available pending an appeal. Property subject to forfeiture under this Article shall not be subject to return or release by a court exercising jurisdiction over a criminal case involving the seizure of the property unless the return or release is consented to by the State's Attorney.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-14

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-14)
    Sec. 29B-14. Innocent owner hearing.
    (a) After a complaint for forfeiture has been filed and all claimants have appeared and answered, a claimant may file a motion with the court for an innocent owner hearing prior to trial. This motion shall be made and supported by sworn affidavit and shall assert the following along with specific facts that support each assertion:
        (1) that the claimant filing the motion is the true
    
owner of the conveyance as interpreted by case law;
        (2) that the claimant was not legally accountable for
    
the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture or acquiesced in the conduct;
        (3) that the claimant did not solicit, conspire, or
    
attempt to commit the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture;
        (4) that the claimant did not know or did not have
    
reason to know that the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture was likely to occur; and
        (5) that the claimant did not hold the property for
    
the benefit of, or as nominee for, any person whose conduct gave rise to its forfeiture, or if the claimant acquired the interest through any person, the claimant acquired it as a bona fide purchaser for value or acquired the interest without knowledge of the seizure of the property for forfeiture.
    (b) The claimant's motion shall include specific facts supporting these assertions.
    (c) Upon this filing, a hearing may only be conducted after the parties have been given the opportunity to conduct limited discovery as to the ownership and control of the property, the claimant's knowledge, or any matter relevant to the issues raised or facts alleged in the claimant's motion. Discovery shall be limited to the People's requests in these areas but may proceed by any means allowed in the Code of Civil Procedure.
        (1) After discovery is complete and the court has
    
allowed for sufficient time to review and investigate the discovery responses, the court shall conduct a hearing. At the hearing, the fact that the conveyance is subject to forfeiture shall not be at issue. The court shall only hear evidence relating to the issue of innocent ownership.
        (2) At the hearing on the motion, it shall be the
    
burden of the claimant to prove each of the assertions listed in subsection (a) of this Section by a preponderance of the evidence.
        (3) If a claimant meets his or her burden of proof,
    
the court shall grant the motion and order the property returned to the claimant. If the claimant fails to meet his or her burden of proof, then the court shall deny the motion and the forfeiture case shall proceed according to the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-15

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-15)
    Sec. 29B-15. Burden and commencement of forfeiture action.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the State's burden of proof at the trial of the forfeiture action shall be by clear and convincing evidence if:
        (1) a finding of not guilty is entered as to all
    
counts and all defendants in a criminal proceeding relating to the conduct giving rise to the forfeiture action; or
        (2) the State receives an adverse finding at a
    
preliminary hearing and fails to secure an indictment in a criminal proceeding relating to the factual allegations of the forfeiture action.
    (b) All property declared forfeited under this Article vests in the State on the commission of the conduct giving rise to forfeiture together with the proceeds of the property after that time. Except as otherwise provided in this Article, title to any property or proceeds subject to forfeiture subsequently transferred to any person remain subject to forfeiture and thereafter shall be ordered forfeited unless the person to whom the property was transferred makes an appropriate claim and has his or her claim adjudicated at the judicial in rem hearing.
    (c) A civil action under this Article shall be commenced within 5 years after the last conduct giving rise to forfeiture became known or should have become known or 5 years after the forfeitable property is discovered, whichever is later, excluding any time during which either the property or claimant is out of the State or in confinement or during which criminal proceedings relating to the same conduct are in progress.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-16

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-16)
    Sec. 29B-16. Joint tenancy or tenancy in common. If property is ordered forfeited under this Section from a claimant who held title to the property in joint tenancy or tenancy in common with another claimant, the court shall determine the amount of each owner's interest in the property according to principles of property law.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-17

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-17)
    Sec. 29B-17. Exception for bona fide purchasers. No property shall be forfeited under this Article from a person who, without actual or constructive notice that the property was the subject of forfeiture proceedings, obtained possession of the property as a bona fide purchaser for value. A person who purports to effect transfer of property after receiving actual or constructive notice that the property is subject to seizure or forfeiture is guilty of contempt of court and shall be liable to the State for a penalty in the amount of the fair market value of the property.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18; 100-1163, eff. 12-20-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-18

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-18)
    Sec. 29B-18. Proportionality. Property that is forfeited shall be subject to an 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution disproportionate penalties analysis and the property forfeiture may be denied in whole or in part if the court finds that the forfeiture would constitute an excessive fine in violation of the 8th Amendment as interpreted by case law.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)

720 ILCS 5/29B-19

    (720 ILCS 5/29B-19)
    Sec. 29B-19. Stay of time periods. If property is seized for evidence and for forfeiture, the time periods for instituting judicial and non-judicial forfeiture proceedings shall not begin until the property is no longer necessary for evidence.
(Source: P.A. 100-699, eff. 8-3-18.)