Sen. Don Harmon
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2897
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2897 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by
changing Sections 33F-1, 33F-2, and 33F-3 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/33F-1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 33F-1)
For purposes of this Article:
(a) "Body Armor" means any one of the following:
(1) A military style flak or tactical assault vest
which is made of
Kevlar or any other similar material or
metal, fiberglass, plastic, and
nylon plates and designed
to be worn over one's clothing for the intended
stopping not only missile fragmentation from mines,
mortar shells and artillery fire but also fire
from rifles, machine guns,
and small arms.
(2) Soft body armor which is made of Kevlar or any
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other similar material
or metal or any other type of insert
and which is lightweight and pliable
and which can be
easily concealed under a shirt.
(3) A military style recon/surveillance vest which is
made of Kevlar
or any other similar material and which is
lightweight and designed to be
worn over one's clothing.
(4) Protective casual clothing which is made of Kevlar
or any other
similar material and which was originally
intended to be used by undercover
law enforcement officers
or dignitaries and is designed to look like
raincoats, quilted or three piece suit vests.
(a-5) "Crime of violence" means a felony offense that is
defined as a crime of violence in Section 2 of the Crime
Victims Compensation Act.
(b) "Dangerous weapon" means a Category I, Category II, or
Category III weapon as
defined in Section 33A-1 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 91-696, eff. 4-13-00.)
(720 ILCS 5/33F-2)
(from Ch. 38, par. 33F-2)
Unlawful use of body armor.
A person commits
unlawful use of body armor when he
knowingly wears body armor
and is in possession of a dangerous
weapon, other than a firearm, in the commission or attempted
commission of any offense.
(Source: P.A. 93-906, eff. 8-11-04.)
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(720 ILCS 5/33F-3)
(from Ch. 38, par. 33F-3)
A person convicted of unlawful use of
for a first offense shall be guilty of a Class A
misdemeanor and for a
second or subsequent offense shall be
guilty of a Class 4 felony.
A person convicted of unlawful use
of body armor who has been previously convicted of a felony
that is a crime of violence is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 87-521.)".