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Full Text of HB1854  98th General Assembly


Rep. Sandra M. Pihos

Filed: 3/21/2013





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1854 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Flag Display Act is amended by changing
5Section 10 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 465/10)
7    Sec. 10. Death of resident military member, law enforcement
8officer, or firefighter, or members of EMS crews.
9    (a) The Governor shall issue an official notice to fly the
10following flags at half-staff upon the death of a resident of
11this State killed (i) by hostile fire as a member of the United
12States armed forces, (ii) in the line of duty as a law
13enforcement officer, or (iii) in the line of duty as a
14firefighter, or (iv) in the line of duty as a member of an
15Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crew: the United States
16national flag, the State flag of Illinois, and, in the case of



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1the death of the member of the United States armed forces, the
2appropriate military flag as defined in subsection (b) of
3Section 18.6 of the Condominium Property Act. Upon the
4Governor's notice, each person or entity required by this Act
5to ensure the display of the United States national flag on a
6flagstaff shall ensure that the flags described in the notice
7are displayed at half-staff on the day designated for the
8resident's funeral and the 2 days preceding that day.
9    (b) The Department of Veterans' Affairs shall notify the
10Governor of the death by hostile fire of an Illinois resident
11member of the United States armed forces. The Department of
12State Police shall notify the Governor of the death in the line
13of duty of an Illinois resident law enforcement officer. The
14Office of the State Fire Marshal shall notify the Governor of
15the death in the line of duty of an Illinois resident
16firefighter. The Department of Public Health shall notify the
17Governor of the death in the line of duty of an Illinois
18resident member of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crew.
19Notice to the Governor shall include at least the resident's
20name and Illinois address, the date designated for the funeral,
21and the circumstances of the death.
22    (c) For the purpose of this Section, the United States
23armed forces includes: (i) the United States Army, Navy, Marine
24Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard; (ii) any reserve component
25of each of the forces listed in item (i); and (iii) the
26National Guard.



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1    (d) Nothing in this Section requires the removal or
2relocation of any existing flags currently displayed in the
3State. This Section does not apply to a State facility if the
4requirements of this Section cannot be satisfied without a
5physical modification to that facility.
6(Source: P.A. 95-596, eff. 9-11-07; 96-436, eff. 8-14-09.)".