IL HB5131 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Failed on January 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that recreational or athletic program or facility personnel who are required to report child abuse must complete mandated reporter training by a provider or agency with expertise in recognizing and reporting child abuse. Enhances the criminal penalty for any person who knowingly and willfully violates certain reporting requirements for mandated reporters. Makes a violation a Class 4 felony (rather than a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation), except that if the person acted as part of a plan or scheme having as its object the prevention of discovery of an abused or neglected child by lawful authorities for the purpose of protecting or insulating any person or entity from arrest or prosecution, the person commits a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class 4 felony for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense). Enhances the criminal penalty for any other person required to report suspected child abuse or neglect who willfully fails to report such abuse or neglect by making it a Class 4 felony (rather than a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation). Effective immediately.

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2019-01-08HouseSession Sine Die
2018-05-10HouseMotion Withdrawn Rep. Margo McDermed
2018-04-13HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-10HouseMotion Filed to Discharge Committee Judiciary - Criminal Committee; Rep. Margo McDermed
2018-04-09HouseTo Sentencing, Penalties and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
2018-02-28HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2018-02-26HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
2018-02-16HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-02-16HouseFirst Reading
2018-02-15HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Margo McDermed

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