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Full Text of HB2943  94th General Assembly



HB2943 Enrolled LRB094 05399 RLC 35444 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 adding
5 Section 16-22 as follows:
6     (720 ILCS 5/16-22 new)
7     Sec. 16-22. Tampering with a security, fire, or life safety
8 system.
9     (a) A person commits the offense of tampering with a
10 security, fire, or life safety system when he or she knowingly
11 damages, sabotages, destroys, or causes a permanent or
12 temporary malfunction in any physical or electronic security,
13 fire, or life safety system or any component part of any of
14 those systems including, but not limited to, card readers,
15 magnetic stripe readers, Wiegand card readers, smart card
16 readers, proximity card readers, digital keypads, keypad
17 access controls, digital locks, electromagnetic locks,
18 electric strikes, electronic exit hardware, exit alarm
19 systems, delayed egress systems, biometric access control
20 equipment, intrusion detection systems and sensors, burglar
21 alarm systems, wireless burglar alarms, silent alarms, duress
22 alarms, hold-up alarms, glass break detectors, motion
23 detectors, seismic detectors, glass shock sensors, magnetic
24 contacts, closed circuit television (CCTV), security cameras,
25 digital cameras, dome cameras, covert cameras, spy cameras,
26 hidden cameras, wireless cameras, network cameras, IP
27 addressable cameras, CCTV camera lenses, video cassette
28 recorders, CCTV monitors, CCTV consoles, CCTV housings and
29 enclosures, CCTV pan-and-tilt devices, CCTV transmission and
30 signal equipment, wireless video transmitters, wireless video
31 receivers, radio frequency (RF) or microwave components, or
32 both, infrared illuminators, video motion detectors, video



HB2943 Enrolled - 2 - LRB094 05399 RLC 35444 b

1 recorders, time lapse CCTV recorders, digital video recorders
2 (DVRs), digital image storage systems, video converters, video
3 distribution amplifiers, video time-date generators,
4 multiplexers, switchers, splitters, fire alarms, smoke alarm
5 systems, smoke detectors, flame detectors, fire detection
6 systems and sensors, fire sprinklers, fire suppression
7 systems, fire extinguishing systems, public address systems,
8 intercoms, emergency telephones, emergency call boxes,
9 emergency pull stations, telephone entry systems, video entry
10 equipment, annunciators, sirens, lights, sounders, control
11 panels and components, and all associated computer hardware,
12 computer software, control panels, wires, cables, connectors,
13 electromechanical components, electronic modules, fiber
14 optics, filters, passive components, and power sources
15 including batteries and back-up power supplies.
16     (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 4
17 felony.