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 Bill Status of HB1621  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  CRIM CD-PURCH HACKING SOFTWARE

House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Caulkins and Chris Miller

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/17-51was 720 ILCS 5/16D-3
720 ILCS 5/17-53 new
720 ILCS 5/17-54was 720 ILCS 5/16D-7


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits computer tampering when he or she knowingly and without the authorization of a computer's owner or in excess of the authority granted to him or her falsifies or forges electronic mail transmission information or other routing information in any manner in connection with delivery of code, software, or hyperlinks to deliver software or code designed to manipulate a computer to allow for remote manipulation without the computer owner's permission (rather than the transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail through or into the computer network of an electronic mail service provider or its subscribers). Provides that computer tampering by knowingly and without authorization of a computer's owner or in excess of the authority granted to him or her: (1) accessing or causing to be accessed a computer or any part thereof, a computer network, or a program or data; or (2) falsifying or forging electronic mail transmission information or other routing information in any manner in connection with delivery of code, software, or hyperlinks to deliver software or code designed to manipulate a computer to allow for remote manipulation without the computer owner's permission is a Class A (rather than a Class B) misdemeanor. Creates the offense of purchasing hacking software. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly purchases hacking software with the intent to use or employ that software for the purpose of introduction into a computer, computer system, or computer network, without the authorization of the computer owner. Provides that a violation is a Class B misdemeanor. Defines "hacking software".

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Caulkins
  2/1/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2023HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller

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