Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Solicitation for Charity Act and the Charitable Trust
Act. Provides for the forfeiture to the State of Illinois of
charitable assets used directly or indirectly to further terrorist
acts. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides for
the denial of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card to aliens who have
been admitted to the U.S. under a non-immigrant visa with certain
exceptions. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides for the
imposition of the death penalty if the murder was committed as a
result of or in connection with the offense of terrorism. Provides
that money laundering also includes financial transactions that do not
involve criminally derived funds but in which the funds are used to
conduct or facilitate specified unlawful activity. Permits the
State's Attorney, until January 1, 2005, to approve eavesdropping by
law enforcement officers who are parties to conversations involving
investigations of certain terrorism offenses. Creates the offenses of
soliciting material support for terrorism, providing material support
for terrorist acts, making a terrorist threat, falsely making a
terrorist threat, terrorism, and hindering prosecution of terrorism.
Provides for the forfeiture of assets used or about to be used in
committing any of these terrorist crimes. Provides for restitution.
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 to permit a court, until
January 1, 2005, to issue a search warrant upon sworn oral statements
made by telephone or fax if the criminal act relates to terrorism.
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a person who is
serving a term of imprisonment for the offense of terrorism shall
receive no good conduct credit and shall serve the entire sentence
imposed by the court. Provides that DNA specimens shall be taken of
persons convicted of the terrorism offenses. Amends the Statewide
Grand Jury Act. Provides that a Statewide Grand Jury may be convened
to investigate and return indictments for violating these new
terrorism offenses. Amends the Boarding Aircraft With Weapon Act.
Changes the penalty for a violation of the Act from a Class A
misdemeanor to a Class 4 felony. Repeals the International Terrorism
Article of the Criminal Code of 1961. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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