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Full Text of HB1017  94th General Assembly


Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee

Filed: 3/3/2005





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1017 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Emergency Telephone System Act is amended
5 by 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



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1 emergency communication when he or she knowingly,
2 intentionally and without lawful justification interrupts,
3 verbally or physically obstructs, prevents, disrupts, impedes,
4 or otherwise interferes with the transmission of an emergency a
5 communication over a citizens band radio channel, the purpose
6 of which communication is to inform or inquire about an
7 emergency.
8     (b) For the purpose of this Section, "emergency" means: (1)
9 a condition or circumstance in which an individual is or is
10 reasonably believed by the person transmitting the
11 communication to be in imminent danger of serious bodily injury
12 or in which property is or is reasonably believed by the person
13 transmitting the communication to be in imminent danger of
14 damage or destruction or (2) the report of a crime to a law
15 enforcement agency; and "emergency communication" means a
16 9-1-1 emergency telephone call, an emergency telephone call to
17 another emergency number established by a public agency for
18 making emergency calls, or an emergency communicated over a
19 radio frequency.
20     (c) Sentence.
21         (1) Interference with emergency communication is a
22     Class B misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided in
23     paragraph (2).
24         (2) Interference with emergency communication, where
25     serious bodily injury or property loss in excess of $1,000
26     results, is a Class A misdemeanor.
27 (Source: P.A. 82-418.)".