Bill Status of HB4815 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: STATE FAIR-NO SEX OFFENDER
Rep. Sue Scherer
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Fair Act. Provides that before a person is employed, permitted to perform, or act as a vendor at the State Fair at Springfield or DuQuoin, the Department of Agriculture, through the Illinois State Police, shall conduct a background check on the person to determine whether the person is a sex offender as defined in the Sex Offender Management Board Act. Provides that the person seeking employment, permission to perform, or acting as a vendor at the State Fair at Springfield or DuQuoin is required as a condition of employment, permission to perform, or act as a vendor to authorize an investigation to determine if the applicant has been convicted of any sex offense as defined in the Sex Offender Management Board Act, or adjudicated a delinquent minor for any sex offense. Provides that authorization for the investigation shall be furnished by the applicant to the Department of Agriculture. Provides that upon receipt of this authorization, the Department shall submit the applicant's name, sex, race, date of birth, and social security number to the Illinois State Police on forms prescribed by the Illinois State Police. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall conduct a search of the Illinois criminal history record information database to ascertain if the applicant being considered is a sex offender. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall charge the Department a fee for conducting the investigation, which fee shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the cost of the inquiry. Provides that the applicant shall not be charged a fee by the Department for the investigation. Provides that if the background check discloses that the person is a sex offender, the Department shall inform the person and that person shall not be employed, perform, or be a vendor at the State Fair at Springfield or DuQuoin. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for a sex offender to be present, employed, performing, or a vendor at the State Fair at Springfield or DuQuoin. Provides that a violation is a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.