(720 ILCS 5/10-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 10-8)
Sec. 10-8. Unlawful sale of a public conveyance travel ticket to a minor.
(a) A person commits the offense of unlawful sale of a public conveyance travel ticket to a minor when the person sells a ticket for travel on any public conveyance to an unemancipated minor under 17 years of age without the consent of the minor's parents or guardian for passage to a destination outside this state and knows the minor's age or fails to take reasonable measures to ascertain the minor's age.
(b) Evidence. The fact that the defendant demanded, was shown, and reasonably relied upon written evidence of a person's age in any transaction forbidden by this Section is competent evidence, and may be considered in any criminal prosecution for a violation of this Section.
(c) Definition. "Public Conveyance", includes an airplane, boat, bus, railroad, train, taxicab or other vehicle used for the transportation of passengers for hire.
(d) Sentence. Unlawful sale of a public conveyance travel ticket to a minor is a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 86-336.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015