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Full Text of HB0769  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. State Police History. On June 24, 1921, the 52nd
5General Assembly of the State of Illinois authorized the
6Department of Public Works and Buildings to hire a sufficient
7number of State Highway Patrol Officers to enforce the
8provisions of the Motor Vehicle Laws. The Illinois State Police
9began service to the State with the appointment of its first
10director, John J. Stack, and the first 8 highway patrol
11officers on April 1, 1922. Since its inception, the Illinois
12State Police has fostered and served with a reputation for
13integrity, service, and pride, which continues today.
14    Section 5. The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
15adding Section 147 as follows:
16    (5 ILCS 490/147 new)
17    Sec. 147. Illinois State Trooper Day. April 1st of each
18year is designated as Illinois State Trooper Day, a day to
19honor the dedicated men and women of the Illinois State Police.
20Illinois State Trooper Day shall be observed throughout the
21State by the citizens of Illinois with civic remembrances of
22the sacrifices made on their behalf by Illinois' finest, the



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1Illinois State Troopers, especially the ultimate sacrifice
2given by those State Police Officers who lost their lives in
3the line of duty.
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.