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Full Text of HB1017  94th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning communications.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended by
5 changing Section 15.2 as follows:
6     (50 ILCS 750/15.2)  (from Ch. 134, par. 45.2)
7     Sec. 15.2. Criminal penalties.
8     (a) Any person calling the number "911" for the purpose of
9 making a false alarm or complaint and reporting false
10 information is subject to the provisions of Section 26-1 of the
11 Criminal Code of 1961.
12     (b) Any person who knowingly and without lawful
13 justification interrupts, verbally or physically obstructs,
14 prevents, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with
15 another person in making or completing a 9-1-1 call is subject
16 to the provisions of Section 26-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961.
17 (Source: P.A. 92-502, eff. 12-19-01.)
18     Section 10. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by
19 changing Section 26-2 as follows:
20     (720 ILCS 5/26-2)  (from Ch. 38, par. 26-2)
21     Sec. 26-2. Interference with emergency communication.
22     (a) A person commits the offense of interference with
23 emergency communication when he or she knowingly,
24 intentionally and without lawful justification interrupts,
25 verbally or physically obstructs, prevents, disrupts, impedes,
26 or otherwise interferes with the transmission of an emergency a
27 communication over a citizens band radio channel, the purpose
28 of which communication is to inform or inquire about an
29 emergency.
30     (b) For the purpose of this Section, "emergency" means: (1)



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1 a condition or circumstance in which an individual is or is
2 reasonably believed by the person transmitting the
3 communication to be in imminent danger of serious bodily injury
4 or in which property is or is reasonably believed by the person
5 transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of
6 damage or destruction or (2) the report of a crime to a law
7 enforcement agency; and "emergency communication" means a
8 9-1-1 emergency telephone call, an emergency telephone call to
9 another emergency number established by a public agency for
10 making emergency calls, or an emergency communicated over a
11 radio frequency.
12     (c) Sentence.
13         (1) Interference with emergency communication is a
14     Class B misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided in
15     paragraph (2).
16         (2) Interference with emergency communication, where
17     serious bodily injury or property loss in excess of $1,000
18     results, is a Class A misdemeanor.
19 (Source: P.A. 82-418.)