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Full Text of HB4350  103rd General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning children.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Child
5Abuse Notice Act.
6    Section 5. Posted notice required. Each of the following
7businesses and other establishments shall, upon the
8availability of the model notice described in Section 10, post
9a notice that complies with the requirements of this Act in a
10conspicuous place in all restrooms open to the public, or in
11another conspicuous location in clear view of the public and
12employees where similar notices are customarily posted:
13        (1) Hotels and motels.
14        (2) Entertainment facilities or sporting facilities
15    that are indoor structures with a legal occupancy of at
16    least 5,000 persons.
17        (3) Tattoo and body piercing establishments.
18        (4) Primary airports, as defined in Section 47102(16)
19    of Title 49 of the United States Code.
20        (5) Intercity passenger rail or light rail stations.
21        (6) Bus stations.
22        (7) Truck stops. As used in this Act, "truck stop"
23    means a privately-owned and operated facility that



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1    provides food, fuel, shower, or other sanitary facilities,
2    and lawful overnight truck parking.
3        (8) Emergency rooms within general acute care
4    hospitals, in which case the notice may be posted by
5    electronic means.
6        (9) Urgent care centers, in which case the notice may
7    be posted by electronic means.
8    Section 10. Form of posted notice.
9    (a) The notice required under this Act shall be at least 8
101/2 inches by 11 inches in size, written in a 16-point font,
11except that when the notice is provided by electronic means
12the size of the notice and font shall not be required to comply
13with these specifications.
14    (b) No later than 6 months after the effective date of this
15Act, the Department of Children and Family Services, in
16consultation with an accredited Children's Advocacy Center,
17shall develop a model notice aimed toward children under 18
18that provides information on what constitutes physical and
19sexual abuse and how to report such abuse. The Department of
20Children and Family Services shall make the model notice
21available for download on the Department's Internet website.
22    (c) The notice shall be printed in English, Spanish, and
23in one other language that is the most widely spoken language
24in the county where the establishment is located and for which
25translation is mandated by the federal Voting Rights Act, as



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1applicable. This Section does not require a business or other
2establishment in a county where a language other than English
3or Spanish is the most widely spoken language to print the
4notice in more than one language in addition to English and
6    Section 15. Penalties.
7    (a) A business or establishment identified in Section 5
8that fails to comply with the requirements of this Act within
930 days of receipt of a notice described in subsection (b) is
10guilty of a petty offense, and subject to a fine of up to $500
11for each violation.
12    (b) The governmental entity regulating a business or
13establishment and local law enforcement agency having
14jurisdiction shall, in the course of regulating a business or
15establishment or carrying out law enforcement duties, monitor
16and enforce compliance with this Act. Upon discovering a
17violation, the governmental entity or local law enforcement
18agency having jurisdiction shall provide the business or
19establishment with reasonable notice of noncompliance that
20informs the business or establishment that it is subject to a
21fine if it does not correct the violation within 30 days from
22the date the notice is sent to the business or establishment.
23    (c) If the governmental entity regulating a business or
24establishment or local law enforcement agency having
25jurisdiction verifies that the violation was not corrected



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1within the 30-day period described in subsection (b), the
2Attorney General or State's Attorney may prosecute a violation
3of this Section.