Bill Status of HB0015 101st General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM CD-CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - LaToya Greenwood - Rita Mayfield - Anne Stava-Murray
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of violation of civil rights. Provides that a person commits violation of civil rights when he or she knowingly: (1) denies to another the full and equal enjoyment of the facilities and services of a place of public accommodation because of unlawful discrimination; (2) as the operator of a place of public accommodation, directly or indirectly, publishes, circulates, displays, mails, or emails a written or electronic communication, except a private communication sent in response to a specific inquiry, which he or she knows is to the effect that a facility of the place of public accommodation will be denied to a person because of unlawful discrimination or that the patronage of a person is unwelcome, objectionable, or unacceptable for the purpose of unlawful discrimination; (3) as a public official, refuses to employ, or discriminates in the employment of another for a public contract or public works project because of unlawful discrimination; or (4) as a public official, denies or refuses to a person the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of his or her office or services or of property under his or her care because of unlawful discrimination. Prohibits various private employment practices. Defines "unlawful discrimination". Provides that nothing in this provision shall be construed to impose criminal liability for actions that are exempt from civil liability under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that a violation is a Class B misdemeanor. Effective immediately.