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Public Act 096-1307





Public Act 096-1307
HB4715 EnrolledLRB096 15712 RLC 31382 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 adding
Section 19-2.5 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 5/19-2.5 new)
    Sec. 19-2.5. Unlawful sale of burglary tools.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
        "Lock bumping" means a lock picking technique for
    opening a pin tumbler lock using a specially-crafted
        "Motor vehicle" has the meaning ascribed to it in the
    Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (b) A person commits the offense of unlawful sale of
burglary tools when he or she knowingly sells or transfers any
key, including a key designed for lock bumping, or a lock pick
specifically manufactured or altered for use in breaking into a
building, housetrailer, watercraft, aircraft, motor vehicle,
railroad car, or any depository designed for the safekeeping of
property, or any part of that property.
    (c) This Section does not apply to the sale or transfer of
any item described in subsection (b) to any peace officer or
other employee of a law enforcement agency, or to any person or
agency licensed as a locksmith under the Private Detective,
Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and
Locksmith Act of 2004, or to any person engaged in the business
of towing vehicles, or to any person engaged in the business of
lawful repossession of property who possesses a valid
Repossessor-ICC Authorization Card.
    (d) Sentence. Unlawful sale of burglary tools is a Class 4

Effective Date: 1/1/2011