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Full Text of HB2898  98th General Assembly




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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 changing
5Section 12-6.4 as follows:
6    (720 ILCS 5/12-6.4)
7    Sec. 12-6.4. Criminal street gang recruitment on school
8grounds, or public property adjacent to school grounds, or in a
9public park and criminal street gang recruitment of a minor.
10    (a) A person commits criminal street gang recruitment on
11school grounds, or public property adjacent to school grounds,
12or in a public park when on school grounds, or public property
13adjacent to school grounds, or in a public park he or she
14knowingly threatens the use of physical force to coerce,
15solicit, recruit, or induce another person to join or remain a
16member of a criminal street gang, or conspires to do so.
17    (a-5) A person commits the offense of criminal street gang
18recruitment of a minor when he or she threatens the use of
19physical force to coerce, solicit, recruit, or induce another
20person to join or remain a member of a criminal street gang, or
21conspires to do so, whether or not such threat is communicated
22in person, by means of the Internet, or by means of a
23telecommunications device.



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1    (b) Sentence.
2        Criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds, or
3    public property adjacent to school grounds, or in a public
4    park is a Class 1 felony and criminal street gang
5    recruitment of a minor is a Class 1 felony.
6    (c) In this Section:
7        "Public park" includes a park, forest preserve, or
8    conservation area under the jurisdiction of the State or a
9    unit of local government.
10        "School bus" has the meaning ascribed to the term in
11    Section 1-182 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
12        "School grounds" means the property, including
13    buildings and grounds, of a public or private elementary,
14    secondary, or post-secondary school, or a public or private
15    2-year or 4-year institution of higher education; public
16    property or property open to public use within 1,000 feet
17    of school property; a school bus; a designated school bus
18    stop; and public property or property open to public use
19    which is within 1,000 feet of the school bus stop, during
20    the time when school children are waiting to be picked up
21    and transported to or are being dropped off from school or
22    a school-sponsored activity the building or buildings or
23    real property comprising a public or private elementary or
24    secondary school, community college, college, or
25    university and includes a school yard, school playing
26    field, or school playground.



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1        "Minor" means any person under 18 years of age.
2        "Internet" means an interactive computer service or
3    system or an information service, system, or access
4    software provider that provides or enables computer access
5    by multiple users to a computer server, and includes, but
6    is not limited to, an information service, system, or
7    access software provider that provides access to a network
8    system commonly known as the Internet, or any comparable
9    system or service and also includes, but is not limited to,
10    a World Wide Web page, newsgroup, message board, mailing
11    list, or chat area on any interactive computer service or
12    system or other online service.
13        "Telecommunications device" means a device that is
14    capable of receiving or transmitting speech, data,
15    signals, text, images, sounds, codes, or other information
16    including, but not limited to, paging devices, telephones,
17    and cellular and mobile telephones.
18(Source: P.A. 96-199, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)