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Full Text of HB4598  102nd General Assembly

HB4598 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4598

 

Introduced 1/21/2022, by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
720 ILCS 5/17-30.1 new

    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.


LRB102 24648 RLC 33887 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB4598LRB102 24648 RLC 33887 b

1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
5Section 17-30.1 as follows:
 
6    (720 ILCS 5/17-30.1 new)
7    Sec. 17-30.1. Caller ID spoofing.
8    (a) A person commits Caller ID spoofing when he or she, in
9connection with any telecommunications service or voice over
10Internet protocol (VoIP) service, knowingly causes any caller
11identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate
12caller identification information with the intent to deceive,
13defraud, mislead, harass, cause emotional distress, or
14wrongfully obtain anything of value.
15    (b) Definitions. In this Section:
16        "Caller identification information" means the name,
17    telephone number, or other identifying data of the person
18    or entity originating a call using a telecommunications
19    service or VoIP service.
20        "Caller identification service" means any service or
21    device designed to provide the user of the service or
22    device with the telephone number of, or other information
23    regarding the origination of, a call made using a

 

 

HB4598- 2 -LRB102 24648 RLC 33887 b

1    telecommunications service or VoIP service. This term
2    includes automatic number identification services.
3    (c) This Section does not apply to:
4        (1) Any blocking of caller identification information.
5        (2) Any authorized activity of a municipal, State, or
6    federal law enforcement agency.
7        (3) Any authorized activity of a federal intelligence
8    or security agency.
9        (4) Any duly authorized process server that is used in
10    connection with a civil, criminal, administrative, or
11    arbitral proceeding, including the service of process,
12    investigation in anticipation of litigation, the execution
13    or enforcement of judgments, or compliance with the orders
14    of any court.
15    (d) Sentence. Caller ID spoofing is a Class B misdemeanor.
16A second or subsequent violation of this Section is a Class A
17misdemeanor.