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 Bill Status of HB1461  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  THE KNIGHT-SILAS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Tony M. McCombie, John Egofske, Charles Meier, Norine K. Hammond, Jason Bunting, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Adam M. Niemerg, Gregg Johnson, Bradley Fritts, Michael T. Marron, John M. Cabello, Michael J. Coffey, Jr., Brad Stephens, David Friess, Dave Severin, Brandun Schweizer, Kevin Schmidt, Nicole La Ha, Dan Ugaste, Wayne A Rosenthal, Chris Miller, Travis Weaver, Dan Caulkins, Tom Weber, Dan Swanson, Jeff Keicher, Amy L. Grant, Blaine Wilhour, Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer and Ryan Spain

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/31/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/12-3.05was 720 ILCS 5/12-4


Synopsis As Introduced
Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Knight-Silas Act. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she: (1) knowingly causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a Department of Children and Family Services employee; and (2) is, at the time of the commission of the offense, 21 years of age or older and causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a Department of Children and Family Services employee: (i) performing his or her official duties; (ii) battered to prevent performance of his or her official duties; or (iii) battered in retaliation for performing his or her official duties. Provides that "Department of Children and Family Services employee" includes any (i) Department case worker or (ii) investigator employed by an agency or organization providing social work, case work, or investigative services under a contract with or a grant from the Department of Children and Family Services. Provides that a violation is a Class 2 felony. Provides that if the battery causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to the employee, the penalty is a Class 1 felony.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tony M. McCombie
  1/31/2023HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Egofske
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jason Bunting
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam M. Niemerg
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregg Johnson
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bradley Fritts
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Coffey, Jr.
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Stephens
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Friess
  3/2/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  1/25/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandun Schweizer
  2/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Schmidt
  2/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicole La Ha
  2/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  2/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne A Rosenthal
  2/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
  2/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Travis Weaver
  2/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  2/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
  2/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Swanson
  2/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  2/13/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy L. Grant
  2/13/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  2/14/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer
  2/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain

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