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HB 1633 - Prohibits Infrastructure-Related Protests - Illinois Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (77-28) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Infrastructure-Related Protests

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Vote to pass a bill that prohibits infrastructure-related protests.



  • Prohibits an individual from damaging, destroying, vandalizing, defacing, or tampering with equipment in a critical infrastructure facility (Sec. 5).

  • Prohibits an individual from interfering, inhibiting, impeding, or preventing, the construction or repair of a critical infrastructure facility (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that individuals that intentionally violate this act will be guilty of a class 3 felony and individuals that knowingly or recklessly violate of a class 3 felony (Sec. 5).

  • Requires an organization that has pled guilty or been convicted of a violation for conspiring with an individual who has been convicted or pled guilty to the above mentioned violations to pay a fine not to exceed $100,000 (Sec. 5).

  • Defines “critical infrastructure facility” as the following, including (Sec. 5):

    • A natural gas transmission or distribution utility facility, including a pipeline interconnection, a city gate or town border station, below or aboveground piping, and a natural gas storage facility;

    • A crude oil or refined product storage and distribution facility, including a valve site, pipeline interconnection, pump station, metering station, below or above ground pipeline or piping, and a truck loading or off loading facility;

    • Any below or above ground portion of an oil, gas, hazardous liquid, or chemical pipeline, tank, railroad facility, other storage facility or an oil and gas production site;

    • A petroleum, or alumina refinery, or dam regulated by the state or federal government;

    • An electrical power generating facility or associated equipment infrastructure;

    • A natural gas compressor station or liquid natural gas terminal storage facility;

    • A drinking water source, water transmission line, water treatment plant, water distribution system, wastewater treatment plant, or wastewater collection system;

    • Wireless or wireline telecommunications infrastructure, including fiber optic lines, cable lines, broadband lines, cell tower, or telephone pole or line;

    • A port, railroad switching yard, railroad track, trucking terminal, or other freight transportation facility;

    • A gas processing plant, including a plant used in the processing, treatment, or fractionation of natural gas or a natural gas liquid;

    • A transmission facility used by a federally licensed radio or television station;

    • A steel-making facility using an electric arc furnace to make steel; or

    • A facility identified and regulated by the US Department of Homeland Security chemical facility anti-terrorism standards program.

  • Specifies that an individual or organization may not be liable for the following, including (Sec. 5):

    • Monitoring or attentive to compliance with public or worker safety laws, wage, and hour requirements; or

    • Picketing occuring at the workplace that is otherwise lawful and arises out of a labor dispute including controversy concerning wages, salaries, hours, benefits, or working conditions.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Infrastructure-Related Protests



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