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HB2250 Engrossed                     LRB093 06748 MKM 06883 b

 1        AN ACT concerning criminal law.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Criminal  Code  of  1961  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 20-1 as follows:

 6        (720 ILCS 5/20-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 20-1)
 7        Sec. 20-1.  Arson.
 8        (a)  A  person  commits  arson  when, by means of fire or
 9    explosive, he knowingly:
10             (1) (a)  Damages any real property, or any  personal
11        property  having  a  value  of  $150  or more, of another
12        without his consent; or
13             (2) (b)  With intent to defraud an insurer,  damages
14        any  property  or any personal property having a value of
15        $150 or more.
16        (b)  A person commits arson when, by  means  of  fire  or
17    explosive  and  as a result of manufacturing or attempting to
18    manufacture a controlled substance in violation of State law,
19    he or she negligently damages any building or property.
20        Property "of another" means a building or other property,
21    whether real or personal, in which a person  other  than  the
22    offender  has an interest which the offender has no authority
23    to defeat or impair, even though the offender may  also  have
24    an interest in the building or property.
25        (c)  Sentence.
26        Arson  is a Class 2 felony, except that arson, as defined
27    in subsection (b), that results in the death or injury of any
28    firefighter, police officer, or emergency  medical  personnel
29    is a Class X felony.
30    (Source: P.A. 77-2638.)