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Public Act 094-0707




Public Act 094-0707
HB2943 Enrolled LRB094 05399 RLC 35444 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 adding
Section 16-22 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 5/16-22 new)
    Sec. 16-22. Tampering with a security, fire, or life safety
    (a) A person commits the offense of tampering with a
security, fire, or life safety system when he or she knowingly
damages, sabotages, destroys, or causes a permanent or
temporary malfunction in any physical or electronic security,
fire, or life safety system or any component part of any of
those systems including, but not limited to, card readers,
magnetic stripe readers, Wiegand card readers, smart card
readers, proximity card readers, digital keypads, keypad
access controls, digital locks, electromagnetic locks,
electric strikes, electronic exit hardware, exit alarm
systems, delayed egress systems, biometric access control
equipment, intrusion detection systems and sensors, burglar
alarm systems, wireless burglar alarms, silent alarms, duress
alarms, hold-up alarms, glass break detectors, motion
detectors, seismic detectors, glass shock sensors, magnetic
contacts, closed circuit television (CCTV), security cameras,
digital cameras, dome cameras, covert cameras, spy cameras,
hidden cameras, wireless cameras, network cameras, IP
addressable cameras, CCTV camera lenses, video cassette
recorders, CCTV monitors, CCTV consoles, CCTV housings and
enclosures, CCTV pan-and-tilt devices, CCTV transmission and
signal equipment, wireless video transmitters, wireless video
receivers, radio frequency (RF) or microwave components, or
both, infrared illuminators, video motion detectors, video
recorders, time lapse CCTV recorders, digital video recorders
(DVRs), digital image storage systems, video converters, video
distribution amplifiers, video time-date generators,
multiplexers, switchers, splitters, fire alarms, smoke alarm
systems, smoke detectors, flame detectors, fire detection
systems and sensors, fire sprinklers, fire suppression
systems, fire extinguishing systems, public address systems,
intercoms, emergency telephones, emergency call boxes,
emergency pull stations, telephone entry systems, video entry
equipment, annunciators, sirens, lights, sounders, control
panels and components, and all associated computer hardware,
computer software, control panels, wires, cables, connectors,
electromechanical components, electronic modules, fiber
optics, filters, passive components, and power sources
including batteries and back-up power supplies.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 4

Effective Date: 6/1/2006