Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. In provisions making it unlawful for a child sex offender to knowingly be present on school property or a school vehicle when persons under the age of 18 are present, eliminates an exception for an offender who is the parent or guardian of a student who is present. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that a child sex offender who is the parent or guardian of a child attending the school may be present in the school or on school grounds to (i) attend a conference at the school with school personnel to discuss the progress of his or her child academically or socially, (ii) participate in child review conferences in which evaluation and placement decisions may be made with respect to his or her child regarding special education services, or (iii) attend conferences to discuss other student issues concerning his or her child such as retention and promotion and notifies the principal of the school of his or her presence at the school. Provides that nothing in the Section prohibiting child sex offenders from being present in a school building or on school grounds shall be construed to infringe upon the constitutional right of a child sex offender to be present in a school building that is used as a polling place for the purpose of voting.