Public Act 098-0393
HB1443 EnrolledLRB098 07483 RLC 37554 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 2012 is amended by adding
Section 12C-50.1 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 5/12C-50.1 new)
    Sec. 12C-50.1. Failure to report hazing.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "school official"
includes any and all paid school administrators, teachers,
counselors, support staff, and coaches and any and all
volunteer coaches employed by a school, college, university, or
other educational institution of this State.
    (b) A school official commits failure to report hazing
        (1) while fulfilling his or her official
    responsibilities as a school official, he or she personally
    observes an act which is not sanctioned or authorized by
    that educational institution;
        (2) the act results in bodily harm to any person; and
        (3) the school official knowingly fails to report the
    act to supervising educational authorities or, in the event
    of death or great bodily harm, to law enforcement.
    (c) Sentence. Failure to report hazing is a Class B
misdemeanor. If the act which the person failed to report
resulted in death or great bodily harm, the offense is a Class
A misdemeanor.
    (d) It is an affirmative defense to a charge of failure to
report hazing under this Section that the person who personally
observed the act had a reasonable apprehension that timely
action to stop the act would result in the imminent infliction
of death, great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or
permanent disability to that person or another in retaliation
for reporting.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to allow
prosecution of a person who personally observes the act of
hazing and assists with an investigation and any subsequent
prosecution of the offender.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/16/2013