Comments: IL HB2390 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Removes cap on restitution. Removes intent requirement for hate crime committed in or causing damage to a place of worship. Provides that as a condition of probation or conditional discharge for hate crime, the court shall require the offender to perform public or community service of no less than 200 hours (even if that service is not established in the county where the offender was convicted of hate crime) and to enroll in an educational program discouraging hate crimes involving the protected class identified in the statute that gave rise to the offense committed. The educational program must be attended in-person. Expands organization that can provide the educational program. Clarifies that any hate crime victim who files a civil action shall be entitled to recover attorney's fees and costs. Provides that the parents or legal guardians, other than guardians appointed under the Juvenile Court Act, of an unemancipated minor shall be liable for the amount of any judgment for a hate crime for all (rather than actual) damages rendered against the minor in any amount not exceeding the amount provided under the Parental Responsibility Law. Requires if a person is convicted of hate crime in addition to one or more other convictions, that if imprisonment is to be imposed on the convictions the sentences must be served consecutively.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 36-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-04-28 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock [HB2390 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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