HB 5789

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Crim Cd-Harassment&False Pers


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits false personation when he or she knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be another actual person and does an act in such assumed character with intent to injure the reputation of (rather than injure) or to fraudulently represent himself or herself to the online contacts of another. Provides that a person also commits harassment through electronic communications when he or she uses electronic communication for: (1) making any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal with an intent to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, or embarrass any individual; or (2) creating a fictitious online persona or account without permission of another using another person's picture, name, or likeness with the intent to commit a fraud, emotional distress, injure the reputation of, or make contact with other personal online contacts of the non-consenting person.

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Nov 16, 2022


First Reading


Referred to Rules Committee

Aug 16, 2022


Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II

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