101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Suicide Depiction Warning Act. Requires a black box
warning to be presented at the beginning of and periodically throughout the
presentation of a fictional show that includes a depiction of suicide.
Provides that the warning must disclose that suicide not only harms the
person who dies, but also harms others.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Suicide Depiction Warning Act.
In this Act:
"Black box warning" means a video message in which the
scene presented in the video is surrounded by a solid border
that is clearly distinguishable by means of a solid color that
contrasts, or sets off, the scene presented from the remainder
of the presentation.
"Depiction" means the way that something is represented or
"Depression" means a feeling of severe despondency and
"Suicide" means the act of killing one's self
Suicide depiction warning required.
(a) At the beginning of and periodically throughout the
presentation of a fictional show that includes a depiction of
suicide, the person presenting the show shall also present a
black box warning that includes a suicide help line or other