SILVERSTEIN AND HALVORSON.
CRIM CD-STLKNG-ELECTRNC MEANS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of
cyberstalking. Provides that it is unlawful to knowingly and without
legal justification on at least 2 separate occasions harass another
person through the use of electronic communication and transmit a
threat of immediate or future bodily harm, sexual assault,
confinement, or restraint to the person or the person's family member
or place a person or the person's family member in reasonable
apprehension of immediate or future bodily harm, sexual assault,
confinement, or restraint. Provides that the penalty for a first
offense is a Class 4 felony and for a second or subsequent offense is
a Class 3 felony. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the Criminal Code of 1961 concerning the offense
of cyberstalking. Provides that the term "harass" means to engage in
a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person
that alarms, torments, or terrorizes (instead of alarms, annoys,
torments, or terrorizes) that person.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0199
Last action date: AUG-01-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
END OF INQUIRY
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