Bill Text: IL HB0052 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no person may possess a vehicle security circumvention device if he or she has previously been convicted of specified felonies under the Code. Provides that only a mechanic, a licensed new or used vehicle dealer, a licensed locksmith, a repossession agent, or a State or local law enforcement officer may possess a vehicle security circumvention device. Provides that any seller of a vehicle security circumvention device shall: (1) conduct a criminal background check on a buyer before completing the sale; and (2) confirm that the buyer may lawfully possess a vehicle security circumvention device before completing the sale. Provides criminal penalties.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-05-21 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [HB0052 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HB0052-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning transportation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by adding
5Section 12-614 as follows:
6 (625 ILCS 5/12-614 new)
7 Sec. 12-614. Vehicle security circumvention device.
8 (a) As used in this Section, "vehicle security
9circumvention device" means a device that is capable of
10obtaining, intercepting, or processing information from a
11motor vehicle keyless entry system.
12 (b) No person may possess a vehicle security circumvention
13device if he or she has been convicted of a felony under
14Section 4-103 within the previous 5 years. A person who
15commits a violation of this subsection is guilty of a Class A
16misdemeanor.
17 (c) No person may possess a vehicle security circumvention
18device in this State except for the following persons:
19 (1) an employee of a facility subject to the
20 Automotive Repair Act or the Automotive Collision Repair
21 Act;
22 (2) a new vehicle dealer or used vehicle dealer
23 licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102;

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1 (3) a locksmith licensed under the Private Detective,
2 Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and
3 Locksmith Act of 2004;
4 (4) a repossession agent; or
5 (5) a State or local law enforcement officer.
6 A person who commits a violation of this subsection is
7guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
8 (d) Any seller of a vehicle security circumvention device
9in this State who reaches an agreement with a buyer for the
10purchase of the vehicle security circumvention device shall
11conduct a criminal background check of the buyer before
12completing the sale. A seller of a vehicle security
13circumvention device who conducts a criminal background check
14under this Section shall not complete the sale of the vehicle
15security circumvention device if the background check reveals
16that the buyer has been convicted of a felony in this State or
17another jurisdiction within the 5 years preceding the sale. A
18seller who violates this subsection is guilty of a Class A
19misdemeanor.
20 (e) Any seller of a vehicle security circumvention device
21in this State who reaches an agreement with a buyer for the
22purchase of the vehicle security circumvention device shall
23confirm that the buyer may lawfully possess a vehicle security
24circumvention device pursuant to subsections (b) and (c)
25before completing the sale. A seller of a vehicle security
26circumvention device shall not complete the sale of the

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1vehicle security circumvention device if the buyer is unable
2to confirm that the buyer may lawfully possess a vehicle
3security circumvention device pursuant to subsections (b) and
4(c). A seller who violates this subsection is guilty of a Class
5B misdemeanor.
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