Bill Status of HB2688  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Peter Breen

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/14-3
720 ILCS 5/14-4from Ch. 38, par. 14-4

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Exempts from an eavesdropping violation any recording of a conversation that occurs in any place open to the public, if the recording is made by a person, not a law enforcement officer or agent of a law enforcement officer, who is a party to the conversation. Decreases the penalty for eavesdropping from a Class 4 felony for a first offense to a Class A misdemeanor and, for a second or subsequent offense from a Class 3 felony to a Class 4 felony. Deletes provision that the eavesdropping of an oral conversation or an electronic communication of any law enforcement officer, State's Attorney, Assistant State's Attorney, the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, or a judge, while in the performance of his or her official duties, if not authorized by the Eavesdropping Article or proper court order, is a Class 3 felony, and for a second or subsequent offense, is a Class 2 felony. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Peter Breen
  2/19/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2015HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/11/2015HouseTo Sentencing, Penalties, and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die