Bill Status of SB4042  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/21/2022SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/3-5from Ch. 38, par. 3-5
720 ILCS 5/3-6from Ch. 38, par. 3-6
720 ILCS 5/11-0.1
720 ILCS 5/11-9.3
720 ILCS 5/11-20.1from Ch. 38, par. 11-20.1
720 ILCS 5/11-20.2from Ch. 38, par. 11-20.2
720 ILCS 5/11-23
720 ILCS 5/11-25
720 ILCS 5/14-3
720 ILCS 5/26-4from Ch. 38, par. 26-4
720 ILCS 5/36-1from Ch. 38, par. 36-1
725 ILCS 5/106B-10
725 ILCS 5/115-7from Ch. 38, par. 115-7
725 ILCS 5/115-7.3
725 ILCS 5/115-7.4

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that when the victim is under 18 years of age at the time of the offense or a person with a disability, a prosecution for grooming may be commenced within 10 years after the discovery of such an offense by a person or agency having the legal duty to report the offense or in the absence of such discovery, within 10 years after the proper prosecuting officer becomes aware of the offense. In the definition provisions of the Sex Offenses Article of the Code, includes "sibling" in the definition of "family member" and includes in the definition of "unconscious of the nature of the act", incapable of resisting because the victim was asleep, unconscious, or surprised such that the victim could not give voluntary, intelligent, and knowing agreement to the sexual act. Provides that a person also commits grooming when he or she knowingly engages in a pattern of conduct that entices, persuades, induces, or coerces a child to engage or participate in criminal sexual activity or is for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the victim, the accused, or another. Increases the penalty for grooming from a Class 4 to a Class 3 felony. Changes references in the Code from "child pornography" to "child sexual abuse images". Defines "pattern" and "sexual activity". Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that the court may set any conditions it finds just and appropriate on the taking of testimony of a victim or witness who is under 18 years of age or an intellectually disabled person or a person affected by a developmental disability (rather than a victim who is a child under the age of 18 years or a moderately, severely, or profoundly intellectually disabled person or a person affected by a developmental disability), involving the use of a facility dog in any criminal proceeding (rather than in a prosecution of criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, or any violent crime). Makes changes concerning the admissibility of evidence in prosecutions for involuntary servitude, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, or trafficking in persons.

DateChamber Action
  1/21/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  1/21/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/21/2022SenateReferred to Assignments