Bill Status of HB0756 95th General Assembly
Short Description: ST HOLIDAY-ELECTION DAY
Rep. Constance A. Howard, Luis Arroyo and Maria Antonia Berrios
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Commemorative Dates Act, the School Code, and the Promissory Note and Bank Holiday Act. Makes the date of the general election a legal and school holiday known as General Election Day. Rephrases the current authorization for banks to close on the date of the general election. Prohibits requiring officers and employees of the State, units of local government, and school districts to work on General Election Day except as necessary for the conduct of the election, for law enforcement, for fire protection, and for public health and safety. Requires courts to designate General Election Day as a court holiday. Preempts home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Amends the Election Code, the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Office of Banks and Real Estate Act, the Counties Code, and the Universities Civil Service Act to make conforming changes.