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Proposed Bill Aimed at Protecting Illinois Process Servers

The Illinois Association of Professional Process Servers (ILAPPS) is pleased to announce its first legislative initiative of the year. SB2004 was introduced by Senator Mike Jacobs (D Moline). It elevates from a misdemeanor to a felony any assault or battery to a process server. Recent attacks prompted the formation of the Association. The bill will go to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where testimony will be presented.

Feb. 10, the day the bill was filed, was the deadline for sponsoring new legislation. To track the progress of the bill, and to read the proposed law, click here.

Synopsis As Introduced:
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that the assault or battery of a person known by the offender to be a process server in the performance of the delivery of court documents is enhanced to aggravated assault or aggravated battery. Provides that the penalty for aggravated assault of a process server under such circumstances is a Class 4 felony. Provides that the aggravated battery of a process server under such circumstances is a Class 3 felony.

Bill Clutter, ILAPPS Legislative Committee Chairman

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