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Full Text of HB5213  102nd General Assembly

HB5213 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB5213

 

Introduced 1/31/2022, by Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
720 ILCS 5/12-6.6 new

    Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of criminal instigation. Provides that a person commits the offense when the person knowingly: (1) makes a verbal or non-verbal threat of violence against another person; and 2) publishes the threat on a social media website. Provides that criminal instigation is a Class A misdemeanor. Defines "non-verbal threat" and "social media website".


LRB102 25178 RLC 34442 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB5213LRB102 25178 RLC 34442 b

1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
5Section 12-6.6 as follows:
 
6    (720 ILCS 5/12-6.6 new)
7    Sec. 12-6.6. Criminal instigation.
8    (a) In this Section:
9    "Non-verbal threat" includes, but is not limited to,
10brandishing a firearm or other weapon in a threatening manner.
11    "Social media website" means a service, platform, or site
12where users communicate with one another and share media, such
13as pictures, videos, music, and blogs, with other users free
14of charge or through subscription.
15    (b) A person commits criminal instigation when the person
16knowingly:
17        (1) makes a verbal or non-verbal threat of violence
18    against another person; and
19        (2) publishes the threat on a social media website.
20    (c) Sentence. Criminal instigation is a Class A
21misdemeanor.