90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1670
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Short description: 
CRIM CD-POLICE FUND RAISING                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Criminal Code of 1961.  Makes it a Class 4 felony  for      
   a  person  to claim or represent that he or she is acting on behalf of      
   any police department, fire department, or sheriff's  department  when      
   soliciting   financial  contributions  or  selling  or  delivering  or      
   offering to sell or deliver any merchandise, goods, or services unless      
   the chief of the police department or fire department or  the  sheriff      
   has  first entered into a written agreement with the person or with an      
   organization with which the person is  affiliated  and  the  agreement      
   permits the activity.  Effective immediately.                               
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE                                                    
          There will be a minimal impact on the Dept. of Corrections.          
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Corrections)                                   
          No change from correctional note.                                    
          STATE MANDATES ACT FISCAL NOTE                                       
          HB 1670 fails to create a State mandate.                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything and inserts similar provisions with  additions      
   relating   to  false  personation,  solicitation  or  other  specified      
   activities on behalf of any nongovernmental organization  that   would      
   reasonably be understood to imply that the organization is composed of      
   law enforcement personnel, additional penalties, and other matters.         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Adds, as an element  of  the  new  offenses,  that  the  acts  be      
   committed  knowingly.   Includes, in the organizations permitted to be      
   represented under the new provisions, groups  of  retired  or  injured      
   peace  officers.  Requires that a majority (rather than "some or all")      
   of net proceeds  of  fundraising  be  devoted  to  the  peace  officer      
   organization's purposes.                                                    
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that it is a Class 4 felony for persons acting on behalf      
   of nongovernmental organizations who solicit  financial  contributions      
   or  sell  or  deliver  goods  or services to use the name "fireman" or      
   "fire fighter" to imply that the  organization  is  composed  of  fire      
   fighters  unless  the organization represents fire fighters or retired      
   fire fighters or has entered into  a  written  contract  with  a  fire      
   department, chief of a fire department, a unit of local government, or      
   a  group or association of active duty fire fighters and a majority of      
   the net proceeds  of  the  contributions,  sales,  or  deliveries  are      
   devoted  to the fire department, unit of local government, or group of      
   fire  fighters.   Provides  that  law  enforcement  officers  or  fire      
   department  personnel  may   solicit   financial   contributions   for      
   charitable purposes not related to public safety.                           
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   1


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