IL HB3711 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 24-0)
Status: Engrossed on April 25 2017 - 50% progression
Action: 2017-04-26 - Referred to Assignments
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits hate crime when, by reason of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or national origin of another individual or group of individuals, regardless of the existence of any other motivating factor or factors, he or she commits intimidation, stalking, cyberstalking, or transmission of obscene messages. Provides that independent of any criminal prosecution or the result of a criminal prosecution, any person suffering intimidation, stalking, cyberstalking, disorderly conduct, transmission of obscene messages, harassment by telephone, or harassment through electronic communications may bring a civil action for damages, injunction or other appropriate relief. Provides that the Attorney General may bring an action for civil damages for a hate crime in the name of the People of the State. Provides that the court shall impose a civil penalty of $25,000 for each violation of the hate crime statute.

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Roll Calls

2017-04-25 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 89 N: 22 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-04-26SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-04-26SenateFirst Reading
2017-04-26SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2017-04-26SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2017-04-26SenateArrive in Senate
2017-04-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2017-04-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2017-04-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
2017-04-25HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 089-022-001
2017-04-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2017-04-24HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-24HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
2017-04-24HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-24HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
2017-04-19HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
2017-04-19HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
2017-03-30HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
2017-03-30HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2017-03-30HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2017-03-30HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
2017-03-23HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-23HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-22HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-21HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 008-005-000
2017-03-21HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Criminal Committee; by Voice Vote
2017-03-21HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
2017-03-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2017-03-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
2017-03-01HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
2017-02-10HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-02-10HouseFirst Reading
2017-02-10HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
720512-7.1Amended CodeCitation Text

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