Bill Text: IL SB0840 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of extortion. Provides that a person commits extortion when he or she knowingly obtains, or causes to be obtained, property, services, something of value, advantage or immunity, from another person, with that person's consent, when the consent is induced by wrongful use of the threat of fear or actual or threatened force, violence, or under color of official right. Provides that a violation is a Class 3 felony.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [SB0840 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB0840-Engrossed.html



SB0840 EngrossedLRB100 06173 SLF 16207 b
1 AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
5Section 12-6.2-5 as follows:
6 (720 ILCS 5/12-6.2-5 new)
7 Sec. 12-6.2-5. Extortion.
8 (a) A person commits extortion when he or she knowingly
9obtains, or causes to be obtained, property, services,
10something of value, advantage or immunity, from another person,
11with that person's consent, when the consent is induced by
12wrongful use of the threat of fear or actual or threatened
13force, violence, or under color of official right.
14 (b) Sentence. Extortion is a Class 3 felony.
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