IL -- Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) passed a measure out of the Senate Criminal
Law Committee on Wednesday increasing penalties and expanding registration
requirements for sex offenders.
have worked extensively with the Illinois Attorney General and the Illinois
State Police to make this state a leader in holding sex offenders accountable
for their criminally deviant behavior," Haine said. "This bill
further strengthens the sex offender registration system and guarantees that our
law enforcement officials have the resources they need to conduct these cases
and bring offenders to justice."
Bill 3359 also adds unauthorized video recording and live video transmission of
victims under 18 to the list of offenses requiring an individual to register as
a sex offender. In addition, when a court assesses a petition to terminate an
individual's registration status, the court must consider the whether the victim
was 13 to 16 years of age and if the offender was less than five years older
than the victim.
the promulgation of internet crimes and child exploitation, it was imperative
that we add this offense to the criminal statutes," Haine stated.
Bill 3359 now heads to the Senate floor for consideration.