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 Bill Status of HB0735  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Maurice A. West, II - Jonathan Carroll, Deb Conroy and Daniel Didech

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 25/1.25 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Interscholastic Athletic Organization Act. Provides that an association or other entity that has, as one of its purposes, promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner providing for interscholastic athletics or any form of athletic competition among schools and students within this State shall prohibit a member school from using a Native American logo or mascot or any other Native American imagery unless the school (1) has received the express written consent of a Native American tribe based within 500 miles of the school, which consent must be renewed every 5 years; (2) conducts a school-wide program on Native American culture at least twice per school year; (3) offers a course of study to its students outlining Native American contributions to society; and (4) files an annual report with the State Board of Education detailing what academic programs on Native Americans it has offered during the school year. Provides that the association or other entity shall investigate any failure to comply with this prohibition and the penalty for noncompliance shall be ineligibility to participate in any playoffs.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  2/8/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/2/2021HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  7/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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