Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of Corrections. Adds to the offense of institutional vandalism infliction of damage on a church, synagogue, mosque, cemetery, mortuary, school, educational facility, community center, similar structure, or grounds adjacent to, and owned or rented by an above designated place, because of the actual or perceived sexual orientation of another person or group. Provides that for purposes of the hate crime statute, the institutional vandalism statute, and the statute concerning aggravating factors in sentencing, "sexual orientation" has the meaning ascribed to it in the Illinois Human Rights Act (rather than heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality).
House Committee Amendment No. 1 In the statute concerning institutional vandalism, provides that the proscribed acts must be committed by reason of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or national origin of another individual or group of individuals, regardless of the existence of any other motivating factor or factors (adds ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability).