|Public Act 100-0033|
|HB3017 Enrolled||LRB100 10302 RJF 20491 b|
AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Flag Display Act is amended by changing
Section 10 as follows:
(5 ILCS 465/10)
Death of resident military member, law enforcement
officer, firefighter, or members of EMS crews.
(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, (ii) in the line of duty as a law
enforcement officer, (iii) in the line of duty as a
(iv) in the line of duty as a member of an
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crew
or (v) during on duty
training for active military duty: 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.
In lieu of notice
being provided by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, any
other State or Federal entity, agency, or person holding such
information may notify the Governor of the death by hostile
fire of an Illinois resident member of the United States armed
forces. If such notice is provided to the Governor by an
entity, agency, or person other than the Department of
Veterans' Affairs, then the obligation to notify the Governor
of an Illinois resident soldier's death under this subsection
(b) shall be considered fulfilled.
The Department of State
Police shall notify the Governor of the death in the line of
duty of an Illinois resident law enforcement officer. The
Office of the State Fire Marshal shall notify the Governor of
the death in the line of duty of an Illinois resident
firefighter. The Department of Public Health shall notify the
Governor of the death in the line of duty of an Illinois
resident member of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crew.
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
(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.
(Source: P.A. 98-234, eff. 1-1-14; 99-372, eff. 1-1-16; revised