Public Act 095-0596
HB3618 Enrolled LRB095 08708 JAM 28891 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Flag Display Act is amended by adding
Section 10 as follows:
    (5 ILCS 465/10 new)
    Sec. 10. Death of resident military member or law
enforcement officer.
    (a) The Governor shall issue an official notice to fly the
following flags at half-staff upon the death of a resident of
this State killed (i) by hostile fire as a member of the United
States armed forces or (ii) in the line of duty as a law
enforcement officer: the United States national flag, the State
flag of Illinois, and, in the case of the death of the member
of the United States armed forces, the appropriate military
flag as defined in subsection (b) of Section 18.6 of the
Condominium Property Act. Upon the Governor's notice, each
person or entity required by this Act to ensure the display of
the United States national flag on a flagstaff shall ensure
that the flags described in the notice are displayed at
half-staff on the day designated for the resident's funeral and
the 2 days preceding that day.
    (b) The Department of Veterans' Affairs shall notify the
Governor of the death by hostile fire of an Illinois resident
member of the United States armed forces. The Department of
State Police shall notify the Governor of the death in the line
of duty of an Illinois resident law enforcement officer. Notice
to the Governor shall include at least the resident's name and
Illinois address, the date designated for the funeral, and the
circumstances of the death.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section, the United States
armed forces includes: (i) the United States Army, Navy, Marine
Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard; (ii) any reserve component
of each of the forces listed in item (i); and (iii) the
National Guard.
    (d) Nothing in this Section requires the removal or
relocation of any existing flags currently displayed in the
State. This Section does not apply to a State facility if the
requirements of this Section cannot be satisfied without a
physical modification to that facility.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 9/11/2007