IL HB4087 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on August 21 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-10-12 - Referred to Rules Committee
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

Creates the Abolition of Confederate Symbols Act. Provides that no public body shall display the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, otherwise known as the "Confederate Flag", or any other similar image, on any public property or land in the State unless the flag or an image thereof appears in a book, digital medium, or museum, or is used to serve any other educational or historical purpose. Provides that no public body shall sell the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, or any other object or property containing an image of the flag, unless the flag or an image thereof appears in a book, digital medium, or museum, or is used to serve any other educational or historical purpose. Provides that no monument, memorial, or statue honoring the Confederate States of America or any soldier of the Confederacy shall be erected on public property or land in this State, or otherwise be erected using public funds. Provides that any monument, memorial, or statue honoring the Confederate States of America or any soldier of the Confederacy existing on public property or land as of the effective date of this Act shall be removed within a reasonable period of time thereafter. Defines terms.

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Title

ABOLISH CONFEDERATE SYMBOL ACT

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-10-12HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-10-12HouseFirst Reading
2017-09-06HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
2017-08-21HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

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