Bill Text: IL HB2459 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Creates the Location-based Video Game Protection Act. Provides that within 4 business days of receiving a request from the real property owner, manager, or custodian, the developer of a location-based video game shall remove from its location-based video game an ecologically sensitive site or location, historically significant site or location, site or location on private property, or site or location otherwise deemed as dangerous by the real property owner, manager, or custodian. Requires the developer of a location-based video game to provide an easily accessible procedure for removal of ecologically sensitive sites or locations, historically significant sites or locations, sites or locations on private property, or sites or locations otherwise deemed as dangerous by the real property owner, manager, or custodian from its location-based video game. Allows for civil enforcement of the Act by a real property owner, manager, or custodian, and a civil fine of up to $100 for each day a developer of a location-based video game is in violation of the Act. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-25 - House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted - Lost Judiciary - Civil Committee; 004-007-000 [HB2459 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2459-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB2459

Introduced , by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
New Act

Creates the Location-based Video Game Protection Act. Provides that within 4 business days of receiving a request from the real property owner, manager, or custodian, the developer of a location-based video game shall remove from its location-based video game an ecologically sensitive site or location, historically significant site or location, site or location on private property, or site or location otherwise deemed as dangerous by the real property owner, manager, or custodian. Requires the developer of a location-based video game to provide an easily accessible procedure for removal of ecologically sensitive sites or locations, historically significant sites or locations, sites or locations on private property, or sites or locations otherwise deemed as dangerous by the real property owner, manager, or custodian from its location-based video game. Allows for civil enforcement of the Act by a real property owner, manager, or custodian, and a civil fine of up to $100 for each day a developer of a location-based video game is in violation of the Act. Defines terms. Effective immediately.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning business.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the
5Location-based Video Game Protection Act.
6 Section 5. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act:
7 "Developer of a location-based video game" means any person
8or business entity which has made or developed and owns the
9rights to a location-based video game, including any person or
10business entity which acquires the controlling intellectual
11property rights to the location-based video game from another
12person or business entity.
13 "Ecologically sensitive site or location" means any area
14designated by federal, State, or unit of local government for
15protection from development or damage due to the presence of
16endangered species or threatened species as defined in Section
172 of the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act.
18 "Historically significant site or location" means any site
19or location that has been designated by federal, State, or unit
20of local government for preservation as a landmark, or any
21other site or location that the federal, State, or unit of
22local government may designate as historically significant.
23 "Location-based video game" means a game primarily played

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1on a mobile device, including, but not limited to, smartphones
2and tablets, that encourages users to travel to specific real
3property sites, locations, or coordinates for the purpose of
4achieving specific goals within the game.
5 Section 10. Site or location removal.
6 (a) Within 4 business days of receiving a request from the
7real property owner, manager, or custodian, the developer of a
8location-based video game shall remove from its location-based
9video game an ecologically sensitive site or location,
10historically significant site or location, site or location on
11private property, or site or location otherwise deemed as
12dangerous by the real property owner, manager, or custodian.
13 (b) In requesting that a site or location be removed from
14the location-based video game, the requesting property owner,
15manager, or custodian shall submit a request to the developer
16of a location-based video game that specifies in sufficient
17detail the site or location to be removed from the game, and
18reason for the requested removal.
19 Section 15. Removal procedure. The developer of a
20location-based video game shall provide an easily accessible
21procedure for removal of ecologically sensitive sites or
22locations, historically significant sites or locations, sites
23or locations on private property, or sites or locations
24otherwise deemed as dangerous by the real property owner,

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1manager, or custodian from its location-based video game.
2 Section 20. Enforcement.
3 (a) A real property owner, manager, or custodian may bring
4a civil action to enforce the provisions of this Act.
5 (b) A developer of a location-based video game who
6knowingly violates this Act is subject to a civil fine of up to
7$100 for each day of violation.
8 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.
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