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 Bill Status of HB4441  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PANDHANDLING RESTRICTIONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Joe Sosnowski

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Safe Sidewalks and Roadways Act. Makes it unlawful for a person to panhandle after sunset or before sunrise. Makes it unlawful for a person to panhandle when the person solicited is in any of the following places: (1) at any bus stop or train stop; (2) in any public transportation vehicle or facility; (3) in any vehicle on the street; or (4) on private property, unless the panhandler has permission from the owner or occupant. Makes it unlawful for any person to panhandle in any of the following manners: (1) by coming within 3 feet of the person solicited, until that person has indicated that he or she wishes to make a donation; (2) by blocking the path of the person solicited along a sidewalk or street; (3) by following a person who walks away from the panhandler; (4) by using profane or abusive language, either during the solicitation or following a refusal; (5) by panhandling in a group of 2 or more persons; or (6) by any statement, gesture, or other communication which a reasonable person in the situation of the person solicited would perceive to be a threat. Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly make any false or misleading representation in the course of soliciting a donation. Provides that any person who commits a first or second violation of the Act is guilty of a petty offense and shall for a first violation be fined $100 and for a second violation be fined $500. Provides that a third or subsequent violation is a Class C misdemeanor. Defines "panhandle". Contains a severability provision. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski

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