The Illinois House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee late last week unanimously approved a bill that would make it a Class 4 felony to secretly videotape people in certain, private situations.

Should House Bill 3465 be passed into law, it would for the first time make it a felony to secretly videotape a person in his or her home, a locker room, a changing room, or a hotel bedroom. And convicted violators could be sentenced to up to three years in prison.