Full Text of HB4598 102nd General Assembly
HB4598 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/21/2022, by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of Caller ID
spoofing. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she, in
connection with any telecommunications service or voice over Internet
protocol (VoIP) service, knowingly causes any caller identification
service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification
information with the intent to deceive, defraud, mislead, harass, cause
emotional distress, or wrongfully obtain anything of value. Provides
exemptions. Provides that a first offense is a Class B misdemeanor and a
second or subsequent offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
Section 17-30.1 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/17-30.1 new)
Caller ID spoofing.
(a) A person commits Caller ID spoofing when he or she, in
connection with any telecommunications service or voice over
Internet protocol (VoIP) service, knowingly causes any caller
identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate
caller identification information with the intent to deceive,
defraud, mislead, harass, cause emotional distress, or
wrongfully obtain anything of value.
(b) Definitions. In this Section:
"Caller identification information" means the name,
telephone number, or other identifying data of the person
or entity originating a call using a telecommunications
service or VoIP service.
"Caller identification service" means any service or
device designed to provide the user of the service or
device with the telephone number of, or other information
regarding the origination of, a call made using a
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telecommunications service or VoIP service. This term
includes automatic number identification services.
(c) This Section does not apply to:
(1) Any blocking of caller identification information.
(2) Any authorized activity of a municipal, State, or
federal law enforcement agency.
(3) Any authorized activity of a federal intelligence
or security agency.
(4) Any duly authorized process server that is used in
connection with a civil, criminal, administrative, or
arbitral proceeding, including the service of process,
investigation in anticipation of litigation, the execution
or enforcement of judgments, or compliance with the orders
of any court.
(d) Sentence. Caller ID spoofing is a Class B misdemeanor.
A second or subsequent violation of this Section is a Class A