Bill Status of HB4241  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  SEX OFFENSE-ABUSE BY EDUCATOR

House Sponsors
Rep. Amy Elik - Katie Stuart - Joyce Mason - Michelle Mussman, Jeff Keicher, Dan Swanson, Kevin Schmidt, Jennifer Sanalitro, Daniel Didech and Dave Vella

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/4/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/21B-80
720 ILCS 5/11-9.6 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. In provisions concerning the conviction of certain offenses as grounds for disqualification for licensure or suspension or revocation of a license, includes the sex offense of abuse by an educator or authority figure under the definition of "sex or other offense". Amends the Sex Offenses Article of Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits abuse by an educator or authority figure if that person holds a position of trust, authority, or supervision in relation to a student in a school, the student is at least 18 years of age, the person is at least 4 years older than the student, and the person either (1) commits an act of sexual conduct with the student or (2) commits an act of sexual penetration with the student. Provides that abuse by an educator or authority figure involving sexual conduct is a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense or if there is more than one victim. Provides that abuse by an educator or authority figure involving sexual penetration is a Class 4 felony for the first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense or if there is more than one victim. Provides that consent of the victim is not a defense to abuse by an educator or authority figure.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill. In the amendatory changes to the Criminal Code of 2012: (1) changes definitions of "authority figure", "educator", and "school"; (2) adds a definition of "student"; (3) changes the elements of the offense of abuse by an educator or authority figure to provide that the person is at least 4 years older than the student; (3) deletes consent of the victim is not a defense to abuse by an educator or authority figure; and (4) provides that a person commits abuse by an educator or authority figure if that person is an educator or authority figure at the school (rather than holds a position of trust, authority, or supervision in relation to a student in a school), the student is at least 18 years of age and is enrolled or was previously enrolled in the school within the past year, the person is at least 4 years older than the student, and the person either: (i) commits an act of sexual conduct with the student; or (ii) commits an act of sexual penetration with the student.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/29/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Amy Elik
  12/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  1/16/2024HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Swanson
  1/25/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  1/31/2024HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  2/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Schmidt
  2/2/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  2/9/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Sanalitro
  2/13/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/1/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Amy Elik
  4/1/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/4/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Criminal Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/4/2024HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 015-000-000
  4/4/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/4/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  4/4/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Amy Elik
  4/15/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee