|Public Act 096-1361|
|SB2590 Enrolled||LRB096 17207 RLC 32556 b|
AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by adding
Section 9-3-1.5 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/9-3-1.5 new)
Concealment of death.
(a) For purposes of this Section, "conceal" means the
performing of some act or acts for the purpose of preventing or
delaying the discovery of a death. "Conceal" means something
more than simply withholding knowledge or failing to disclose
(b) A person commits the offense of concealment of death
when he or she knowingly conceals the death of any other person
who died by other than homicidal means.
(c) A person commits the offense of concealment of death
when he or she knowingly moves the body of a dead person from
its place of death, with the intent of concealing information
regarding the place or manner of death of that person, or the
identity of any person with information regarding the death of
that person. This subsection shall not apply to any movement of
the body of a dead person by medical personnel, fire fighters,
law enforcement officers, coroners, medical examiners, or