Public Act 094-0127
HB0444 Enrolled LRB094 06278 RLC 36351 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by changing
Section 20-1.1 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 5/20-1.1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 20-1.1)
    Sec. 20-1.1. Aggravated Arson.
    (a) A person commits aggravated arson when in the course of
committing arson he or she knowingly damages, partially or
totally, any building or structure, including any adjacent
building or structure, including all or any part of a school
building, house trailer, watercraft, motor vehicle, or
railroad car, and (1) he knows or reasonably should know that
one or more persons are present therein or (2) any person
suffers great bodily harm, or permanent disability or
disfigurement as a result of the fire or explosion or (3) a
fireman, or policeman, or correctional officer who is present
at the scene acting in the line of duty, is injured as a result
of the fire or explosion. For purposes of this Section,
property "of another" means a building or other property,
whether real or personal, in which a person other than the
offender has an interest that the offender has no authority to
defeat or impair, even though the offender may also have an
interest in the building or property; and "school building"
means any public or private preschool, elementary or secondary
school, community college, college, or university.
    (b) Sentence. Aggravated arson is a Class X felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-421, eff. 8-17-01; P.A. 93-335, eff. 7-24-03.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/7/2005