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Public Act 095-0883




Public Act 095-0883
HB2859 Enrolled LRB095 06090 RLC 26183 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by changing
Section 19-2 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 5/19-2)  (from Ch. 38, par. 19-2)
    Sec. 19-2. Possession of burglary tools.
    (a) A person commits the offense of possession of burglary
tools when he possesses any key, tool, instrument, device, or
any explosive, suitable for use in breaking into a building,
housetrailer, watercraft, aircraft, motor vehicle as defined
in The Illinois Vehicle Code, railroad car, or any depository
designed for the safekeeping of property, or any part thereof,
with intent to enter any such place and with intent to commit
therein a felony or theft. The trier of fact may infer from the
possession of a key designed for lock bumping an intent to
commit a felony or theft; however, this inference does not
apply to any peace officer or other employee of a law
enforcement agency, or to any person or agency licensed under
the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security,
Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. For the purposes
of this Section, "lock bumping" means a lock picking technique
for opening a pin tumbler lock using a specially-crafted
    (b) Sentence.
    Possession of burglary tools in violation of this Section
is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2009