Bill Text: IL HB3705 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence Act. Provides that a person who is a victim of, among other things, sexual assault or stalking may apply for the address confidentiality program under the Act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-06-29 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor [HB3705 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3705-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB3705

Introduced , by Rep. Michael Halpin

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
750 ILCS 61/15

Amends the Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence Act. Provides that a person who is a victim of, among other things, sexual assault or stalking may apply for the address confidentiality program under the Act.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning civil law.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Address Confidentiality for Victims of
5Domestic Violence Act is amended by changing Section 15 as
6follows:
7 (750 ILCS 61/15)
8 Sec. 15. Address confidentiality program; application;
9certification.
10 (a) An adult person, a parent or guardian acting on behalf
11of a minor, or a guardian acting on behalf of a person with a
12disability, as defined in Article 11a of the Probate Act of
131975, may apply to the Attorney General to have an address
14designated by the Attorney General serve as the person's
15address or the address of the minor or person with a
16disability. The Attorney General shall approve an application
17if it is filed in the manner and on the form prescribed by him
18or her and if it contains:
19 (1) a sworn statement by the applicant that the
20 applicant has good reason to believe (i) that the
21 applicant, or the minor or person with a disability on
22 whose behalf the application is made, is a victim of
23 domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and (ii)

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1 that the applicant fears for his or her safety or his or
2 her children's safety, or the safety of the minor or person
3 with a disability on whose behalf the application is made;
4 (2) a designation of the Attorney General as agent for
5 purposes of service of process and receipt of mail;
6 (3) the mailing address where the applicant can be
7 contacted by the Attorney General, and the phone number or
8 numbers where the applicant can be called by the Attorney
9 General;
10 (4) the new address or addresses that the applicant
11 requests not be disclosed for the reason that disclosure
12 will increase the risk of domestic violence; and
13 (5) the signature of the applicant and of any
14 individual or representative of any office designated in
15 writing under Section 40 of this Act who assisted in the
16 preparation of the application, and the date on which the
17 applicant signed the application.
18 (b) Applications shall be filed with the office of the
19Attorney General.
20 (c) Upon filing a properly completed application, the
21Attorney General shall certify the applicant as a program
22participant. Applicants shall be certified for 4 years
23following the date of filing unless the certification is
24withdrawn or invalidated before that date. The Attorney General
25shall by rule establish a renewal procedure.
26 (d) A person who falsely attests in an application that

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1disclosure of the applicant's address would endanger the
2applicant's safety or the safety of the applicant's children or
3the minor or incapacitated person on whose behalf the
4application is made, or who knowingly provides false or
5incorrect information upon making an application, is guilty of
6a Class 3 felony.
7(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
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