92nd General Assembly
Status of HB2427
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   720 ILCS 5/12-7.5 new                                                       
   720 ILCS 5/12-7.6 new                                                       
   720 ILCS 5/12-30.5 new                                                      

        Amends the Criminal Code of 1961.  Provides  that  a  person  may      
   bring  a  civil  action  in  a  circuit  court  for a court's stalking      
   protective order or for damages, or both, against a person if: (1) the      
   person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly engages in repeated and      
   unwanted contact with the other person or a member  of  that  person's      
   immediate  family  or household thereby alarming or coercing the other      
   person; (2) it is objectively reasonable for a person in the  victim's      
   situation  to have been alarmed or coerced by the contact; and (3) the      
   repeated  and  unwanted   contact   causes   the   victim   reasonable      
   apprehension  regarding  the personal safety of the victim or a member      
   of the victim's immediate family or household. Creates the offense  of      
   violating  a court's stalking protective order.  Provides that a first      
   offense is a Class A misdemeanor and a second or subsequent offense is      
   a Class 4 felony.  Provides that the offense is a Class  4  felony  if      
   the  defendant  had  a  prior  conviction  for  stalking or aggravated      
   stalking.  Effective immediately.                                           
          FISCAL NOTE (Office of the Illinois Courts)                          
          HB 2427 may result in a substantial increase in judicial work-       
          loads; however, because the number of cases that would be filed      
          is unknown, the fiscal impact of the bill on the judicial            
          branch cannot be determined.                                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Further amends the Criminal Code of 1961 concerning  actions  for      
   the  issuance  or  violation  of a stalking protective order.  Deletes      
   language giving the petitioner for a  stalking  protective  order  the      
   ability  to  recover  damages.   Provides  that  the  court  may award      
   reasonable attorney's  fees  to  the  petitioner,  if  the  petitioner      
   prevails,  or to the respondent, if the respondent prevails and if the      
   court determines that the petition is frivolous.                            
   FEB-23-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-23-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-23-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-27-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               JUD-CRIMINAL          
   MAR-05-2001  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   MAR-05-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               JUD-CRIMINAL          
   MAR-09-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 DAVIS,MONIQUE         
   MAR-16-2001  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     013-000-000   HJUB    
   MAR-16-2001  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   MAR-21-2001  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   MAR-21-2001  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   MAR-22-2001  H  RECALLED TO SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   MAR-22-2001  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   MAR-28-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-SOTO               
   MAR-28-2001  H                     AMENDMENT REFERRED TO HRUL                  
   MAR-28-2001  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-02-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-SOTO               
   APR-02-2001  H  RECOMMENDS BE ADOPTED                    HRUL/005-000-000      
   APR-02-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-SOTO               
   APR-02-2001  H                                   ADOPTED                       
   APR-02-2001  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   APR-06-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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