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 Bill Status of HB5819  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Ugaste - Ryan Spain - Brad Stephens - Natalie A. Manley, Steven Reick, Wayne A Rosenthal, Blaine Wilhour, Chris Miller, Adam M. Niemerg, Brad Halbrook, Tom Weber, Jennifer Sanalitro, Jeff Keicher, Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer, Dennis Tipsword, Jr., Anthony DeLuca, Martin J. Moylan, Lance Yednock, Robert "Bob" Rita, Michael J. Kelly, Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr. and Patrick Sheehan

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/17/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
430 ILCS 70/2from Ch. 38, par. 85-2
430 ILCS 70/3from Ch. 38, par. 85-3
430 ILCS 70/4from Ch. 38, par. 85-4
430 ILCS 70/5from Ch. 38, par. 85-5
430 ILCS 70/6from Ch. 38, par. 85-6
430 ILCS 70/7from Ch. 38, par. 85-7
430 ILCS 70/8from Ch. 38, par. 85-8

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Demonstrations Law. Replaces all references to the principal law enforcement officer for the area with references to the sheriff of the county where the march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering on roadways originates. Provides that a person who blocks an exceptionally busy public right-of-way for any period of not less than 5 minutes in a manner that prevents, or would prevent, the free passage of a peace officer, a firefighter, or an emergency medical services personnel responder, irrespective of the time of day or notice provided, commits a Class 4 felony. Provides that no act of notification to law enforcement is a defense to the Class 4 felony. Provides that no act or circumstance of scheduling or time is a defense to the Class 4 felony. Provides that if permission is requested from the sheriff of the county where the march, assembly, meeting, parade, or gathering on roadways originates under, it is the responsibility of the sheriff, not the requester, to coordinate with other law enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions as necessary. Preempts the concurrent exercise of home rule. Defines "exceptionally busy public right of way". Makes findings. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  4/17/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Ugaste
  4/17/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/17/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ryan Spain
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Stephens
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne A Rosenthal
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam M. Niemerg
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Sanalitro
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis Tipsword, Jr.
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lance Yednock
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Kelly
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  4/26/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Sheehan

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