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Full Text of HB0100  102nd General Assembly

HB0100 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0100

 

Introduced 1/14/2021, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
10 ILCS 5/1-21 new
10 ILCS 5/11-4.1  from Ch. 46, par. 11-4.1

    Amends the Election Code. Provides that regardless of whether a school is used as a polling place, school districts shall close all schools on the day of a general election. Removes language encouraging a school district to close a school or hold a teachers institute day on election day for a school that is used as a polling place.


LRB102 04051 SMS 14067 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB0100LRB102 04051 SMS 14067 b

1    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-4.1 and by adding Section 1-21 as follows:
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/1-21 new)
7    Sec. 1-21. Schools closed on election day. Regardless of
8whether a school is used as a polling place under Section
911-4.1, school districts shall close all schools on the day of
10a general election.
 
11    (10 ILCS 5/11-4.1)  (from Ch. 46, par. 11-4.1)
12    Sec. 11-4.1. (a) In appointing polling places under this
13Article, the county board or board of election commissioners
14shall, insofar as they are convenient and available, use
15schools and other public buildings as polling places.
16    (b) Upon request of the county board or board of election
17commissioners, the proper agency of government (including
18school districts and units of local government) shall make a
19public building under its control available for use as a
20polling place on an election day and for a reasonably
21necessary time before and after election day, without charge.
22If the county board or board of election commissioners chooses

 

 

HB0100- 2 -LRB102 04051 SMS 14067 b

1a school to be a polling place, then the school district must
2make the school available for use as a polling place. However,
3for the day of the election, a school district is encouraged to
4(i) close the school or (ii) hold a teachers institute on that
5day with students not in attendance.
6    (c) A government agency which makes a public building
7under its control available for use as a polling place shall
8(i) ensure the portion of the building to be used as the
9polling place is accessible to voters with disabilities and
10elderly voters and (ii) allow the election authority to
11administer the election as authorized under this Code.
12    (d) If a qualified elector's precinct polling place is a
13school and the elector will be unable to enter that polling
14place without violating Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of
152012 because the elector is a child sex offender as defined in
16Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012, that elector may
17vote by a vote by mail ballot in accordance with Article 19 of
18this Code or may vote early in accordance with Article 19A of
19this Code.
20(Source: P.A. 98-773, eff. 7-18-14; 98-1171, eff. 6-1-15;
2199-143, eff. 7-27-15.)