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Full Text of HB0277  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning sex offenders.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by changing
5Section 12-7.4 as follows:
6    (720 ILCS 5/12-7.4)  (from Ch. 38, par. 12-7.4)
7    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 96-1551)
8    Sec. 12-7.4. Aggravated stalking.
9    (a) A person commits aggravated stalking when he or she
10commits stalking and:
11        (1) causes bodily harm to the victim;
12        (2) confines or restrains the victim; or
13        (3) violates a temporary restraining order, an order of
14    protection, a stalking no contact order, a civil no contact
15    order, or an injunction prohibiting the behavior described
16    in subsection (b)(1) of Section 214 of the Illinois
17    Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
18    (a-1) A person commits aggravated stalking when he or she
19is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act
20or has been previously required to register under that Act and
21commits the offense of stalking when the victim of the stalking
22is also the victim of the offense for which the sex offender is
23required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act or



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1a family member of the victim.
2    (b) Sentence. Aggravated stalking is a Class 3 felony; a
3second or subsequent conviction is a Class 2 felony.
4    (c) Exemptions.
5        (1) This Section does not apply to any individual or
6    organization (i) monitoring or attentive to compliance
7    with public or worker safety laws, wage and hour
8    requirements, or other statutory requirements, or (ii)
9    picketing occurring at the workplace that is otherwise
10    lawful and arises out of a bona fide labor dispute
11    including any controversy concerning wages, salaries,
12    hours, working conditions or benefits, including health
13    and welfare, sick leave, insurance, and pension or
14    retirement provisions, the managing or maintenance of
15    collective bargaining agreements, and the terms to be
16    included in those agreements.
17        (2) This Section does not apply to an exercise of the
18    right of free speech or assembly that is otherwise lawful.
19        (3) Telecommunications carriers, commercial mobile
20    service providers, and providers of information services,
21    including, but not limited to, Internet service providers
22    and hosting service providers, are not liable under this
23    Section, except for willful and wanton misconduct, by
24    virtue of the transmission, storage, or caching of
25    electronic communications or messages of others or by
26    virtue of the provision of other related



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1    telecommunications, commercial mobile services, or
2    information services used by others in violation of this
3    Section.
4(Source: P.A. 96-686, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)