|HB2691 Engrossed||LRB098 09363 RLC 39504 b|
AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by changing
Section 33E-16 and by adding Section 16-1.4 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/16-1.4 new)
Theft of public funds.
(a) A person commits theft of public funds when he or she:
(1) embezzles, steals, purloins, obtains by fraud, or
knowingly converts to his or her use or the use of another,
or without authority sells, conveys, or disposes of, any
record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the State of
Illinois or any department or agency of the State, or of
any unit of local government or school district, or any
property made or being made under contract for the State of
Illinois or any department or agency of the State, or any
unit of local government or school district; or
(2) receives, conceals, or retains the record,
voucher, money, thing of value, or property described in
paragraph (1) with intent to convert it to his or her use
or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen,
purloined, obtained by fraud, or converted.
For the purposes of this Section, "value" means face,