Bill Status of HB4347 101.th General Assembly
Short Description: STATE CAPITOL BUILDING STATUES
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984. Provides for the acquisition and placement of statues depicting: (1) President Ronald W. Reagan; (2) President Barack H. Obama; (3) Governor James R. Thompson; (4) Mayor of Chicago Harold Washington; (5) State Treasurer and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka; (6) State Representative and Illinois labor union leader Reuben G. Soderstrom; (7) civil rights activist Rosa Parks; and (8) Jean Baptiste Point du Sable on the grounds of the State Capitol Building. Provides that the Architect of the Capitol may provide for the design and fabrication of the statues, or may otherwise acquire, using funds collected for such purpose or a statue donated to the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, a suitable statue for placement. Requires the Architect of the Capitol to take actions necessary to provide for the placement and unveiling of the statues within specified periods of time. Requires the Architect of the Capitol to issue a report to the Governor and General Assembly detailing his or her actions in acquiring and placing the statues. Provides that the Capitol Restoration Trust Fund shall contain separate accounts for the deposit of funds donated for the payment of expenses associated with the placement of the statues. Provides that the separate accounts may accept deposits from any source, whether private or public, and may be appropriated only for use by the Architect of the Capitol for expenses associated with the acquisition, placement, and maintenance of the statues.