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Full Text of HB1443  98th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
5Section 12C-50.1 as follows:
6    (720 ILCS 5/12C-50.1 new)
7    Sec. 12C-50.1. Failure to report hazing.
8    (a) For purposes of this Section, "school official"
9includes any and all paid school administrators, teachers,
10counselors, support staff, and coaches and any and all
11volunteer coaches employed by a school, college, university, or
12other educational institution of this State.
13    (b) A school official commits failure to report hazing
15        (1) while fulfilling his or her official
16    responsibilities as a school official, he or she personally
17    observes an act which is not sanctioned or authorized by
18    that educational institution;
19        (2) the act results in bodily harm to any person; and
20        (3) the school official knowingly fails to report the
21    act to supervising educational authorities or, in the event
22    of death or great bodily harm, to law enforcement.
23    (c) Sentence. Failure to report hazing is a Class B



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1misdemeanor. If the act which the person failed to report
2resulted in death or great bodily harm, the offense is a Class
3A misdemeanor.
4    (d) It is an affirmative defense to a charge of failure to
5report hazing under this Section that the person who personally
6observed the act had a reasonable apprehension that timely
7action to stop the act would result in the imminent infliction
8of death, great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or
9permanent disability to that person or another in retaliation
10for reporting.
11    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to allow
12prosecution of a person who personally observes the act of
13hazing and assists with an investigation and any subsequent
14prosecution of the offender.
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.