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Full Text of HB4809  102nd General Assembly

HB4809 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4809

 

Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Jackie Haas

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
720 ILCS 5/31-4  from Ch. 38, par. 31-4

    Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also obstructs justice when, with intent to prevent the apprehension or obstruct the prosecution or defense of any person, he or she knowingly takes a body camera or any part of a body camera from a person known to be a peace officer. Provides that a violation, if the body camera or any part of the body camera is taken from the peace officer during the commission of an offense that has caused great bodily harm to the officer or another person, is a Class 1 felony. Any other violation of this provision is a Class 2 felony.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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
5changing Section 31-4 as follows:
 
6    (720 ILCS 5/31-4)  (from Ch. 38, par. 31-4)
7    Sec. 31-4. Obstructing justice.
8    (a) A person obstructs justice when, with intent to
9prevent the apprehension or obstruct the prosecution or
10defense of any person, he or she knowingly commits any of the
11following acts:
12        (1) destroys Destroys, alters, conceals or disguises
13    physical evidence, plants false evidence, furnishes false
14    information; or
15        (2) induces Induces a witness having knowledge
16    material to the subject at issue to leave the State or
17    conceal himself or herself; or
18        (3) possessing Possessing knowledge material to the
19    subject at issue, he or she leaves the State or conceals
20    himself; or
21        (4) if If a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker of a
22    child under 13 years of age reports materially false
23    information to a law enforcement agency, medical examiner,

 

 

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1    coroner, State's Attorney, or other governmental agency
2    during an investigation of the disappearance or death of a
3    child under circumstances described in subsection (a) or
4    (b) of Section 10-10 of this Code; or .
5        (5) takes a body camera or any part of a body camera
6    from a person known to be a peace officer.
7    (b) Sentence.
8        (1) Obstructing justice is a Class 4 felony, except as
9    provided in paragraphs paragraph (2) and (3) of this
10    subsection (b).
11        (2) Obstructing justice in furtherance of streetgang
12    related or gang-related activity, as defined in Section 10
13    of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention
14    Act, is a Class 3 felony.
15        (3) A violation of paragraph (5) of subsection (a), if
16    the body camera or any part of the body camera is taken
17    from the peace officer during the commission of an offense
18    that has caused great bodily harm to the officer or
19    another person, is a Class 1 felony. Any other violation
20    of paragraph (5) of subsection (a) is a Class 2 felony.
21(Source: P.A. 97-1079, eff. 1-1-13.)