IL HB0120 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-19 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the School Code and various Acts relating to the governance of public universities and community colleges in Illinois. Provides that the governing board of each school district, public university, and community college district must allow a student athlete to modify his or her athletic or team uniform for the purpose of modesty in clothing or attire that is in accordance with the requirements of his or her religion. Provides that a modification to the uniform may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an undershirt, or leggings. Provides that the student is responsible for all costs associated with the modification of the uniform, but allows a school or institution of higher education to provide the modification to its students. Provides that the school or the institution must approve the request from a student to modify the uniform to ensure that the modification does not pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or players. Sets forth requirements for modified headgear. Effective immediately.

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2021-01-19HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
2021-01-14HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2021-01-14HouseFirst Reading
2021-01-13HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105510-20.73New CodeSee Bill Text
105534-21.9New CodeSee Bill Text
110305120New CodeSee Bill Text
110520100New CodeSee Bill Text
1106605-210New CodeSee Bill Text
11066510-210New CodeSee Bill Text
11067015-210New CodeSee Bill Text
11067520-215New CodeSee Bill Text
11068025-210New CodeSee Bill Text
11068530-220New CodeSee Bill Text
11069035-215New CodeSee Bill Text
1108053-29.14New CodeSee Bill Text

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