99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
720 ILCS 5/12C-5
was 720 ILCS 5/12-21.6
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a
Section concerning endangering the life or health of a child.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by changing
Section 12C-5 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/12C-5)
(was 720 ILCS 5/12-21.6)
Endangering the life or health of a child.
(a) A person commits endangering
life or health of
a child when he or she knowingly: (1) causes or permits the
health of a child under the age of 18 to be endangered;
or (2) causes or permits a child to be placed in circumstances
that endanger the child's life
or health. It is not a violation
of this Section for a person to relinquish a child
accordance with the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act.
(b) A trier of fact may infer that a child 6 years of age or
younger is unattended if that child is left in a motor
for more than 10 minutes.
(c) "Unattended" means either: (i) not accompanied by a
person 14 years
of age or older; or (ii) if accompanied by a
person 14 years of age or older,
out of sight of that person.
(d) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A
misdemeanor. A second or
subsequent violation of this Section
is a Class 3 felony. A violation of
this Section that is a