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 Bill Status of HB3038  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  EAVESDROPPING-CIVIL REMEDIES

House Sponsors
Rep. Ann Williams

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Jason A. Barickman )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/9/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0268

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/14-6from Ch. 38, par. 14-6


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that parties to an electronic communication intercepted contrary to the Eavesdropping Article of the Code are entitled to the civil remedies prescribed in that Article. Provides that a civil claim, cause of action, or remedy on behalf of a minor shall not lie against a parent, step-parent, guardian, or grandparent for eavesdropping of electronic communications taken during that parent, step-parent, guardian, or grandparent's exercise of his or her parental rights to supervise, monitor, and control the activities of a minor in his or her care, custody, or control. Provides that a claim or cause of action that alleges a violation of the Eavesdropping Article may not lie against a reporter or news medium for actions undertaken in the newsgathering process. Provides that this protection does not diminish the protections given to reporters or news medium under the Code of Civil Procedure.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinstates the provisions of the Bill, but revises the parental immunity provision and removes the new medium reporter immunity. Provides no civil claim, cause of action, or remedy shall lie against a parent, step-parent, guardian, or grandparent for eavesdropping of electronic communications through access to their minor's electronic accounts during that parent, step-parent, guardian, or grandparent's exercise of his or her parental rights to supervise, monitor, and control the activities of a minor in his or her care, custody, or control. Provides this provision does not diminish the protections given to electronic accounts of a minor under any existing law other than this Article.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ann Williams
  2/26/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2013HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  3/15/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ann Williams
  3/15/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/18/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  3/21/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary; 016-000-000
  3/21/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  4/12/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 16, 2013
  4/12/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  4/16/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/16/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2013SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/1/2013SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  5/1/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2013
  5/8/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/8/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 9, 2013
  5/15/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/15/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/9/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/9/2013HouseEffective Date January 1, 2014
  8/9/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0268

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