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 Bill Status of HB5789  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Maurice A. West, II

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/17-2from Ch. 38, par. 17-2
720 ILCS 5/26.5-3

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits false personation when he or she knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be another actual person and does an act in such assumed character with intent to injure the reputation of (rather than injure) or to fraudulently represent himself or herself to the online contacts of another. Provides that a person also commits harassment through electronic communications when he or she uses electronic communication for: (1) making any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal with an intent to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, or embarrass any individual; or (2) creating a fictitious online persona or account without permission of another using another person's picture, name, or likeness with the intent to commit a fraud, emotional distress, injure the reputation of, or make contact with other personal online contacts of the non-consenting person.

DateChamber Action
  8/16/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  11/16/2022HouseFirst Reading
  11/16/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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