Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of paternity fraud. Provides that a person commits the offense by knowingly alleging that a person is the biological father of a child when that person knows that the allegation is false. Provides that the penalty is a Class A misdemeanor.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the offense of paternity fraud may only be committed if the defendant knows that the allegation that a person is the biological father of a child is both false and may result in the person alleged to be the biological father of the child being erroneously adjudicated as the father of the child.