SCHOENBERG-LYONS,EILEEN-MATHIAS-FRITCHEY-OSTERMAN AND BROSNAHAN.
CRIM CD-STLKNG-ELECTRNC MEANS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of
cyberstalking. Provides that it is unlawful to knowingly and without
legal justification, on at least 2 separate occasions, harass another
person through the use of electronic communication and transmit a
threat of immediate or future bodily harm, sexual assault,
confinement, or restraint to the person or the person's family member
or place a person or the person's family member in reasonable
apprehension of immediate or future bodily harm, sexual assault,
confinement, or restraint. Provides that the penalty for a first
offense is a Class 4 felony and for a second or subsequent offense is
a Class 3 felony. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
Fiscal impact and impact on the corrections population would
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
Same as DOC fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the Criminal Code of 1961 concerning the offense
of cyberstalking. Deletes language making the harassment of another
person part of the offense. Provides that a person commits the
offense if he or she transmits a threat that places the person or a
family member of that person in reasonable apprehension of immediate
or future bodily harm, sexual assault, confinement, or restraint.
Deletes the definition of "harass".
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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