ZICKUS-CAPPARELLI-FANTIN-MCKEON-LINDNER, BIGGINS, HOLBROOK,
SANTIAGO AND BUGIELSKI.
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.
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
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
END OF INQUIRY
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