Support Stephanie’s Law
Stephanie’s Law is legislation that would close sex offender loopholes that exist in current Illinois statutes. The bill enhances discretionary authority of judges to require that offenders convicted of battery be added to the registry of sex offenders if the crime is found to be sexually motivated, and committed by someone over 21 assaulting somebody under 17. The loophole that currently exists does not include a provision for a sexually motivated battery within the misdemeanor battery statute.
This legislation was driven by a constituent affected in the 97th District. Sign the petition here to help support this initiative, and push this legislation forward.