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Full Text of HB1854  98th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Flag Display Act is amended by changing
5Section 10 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 465/10)
7    Sec. 10. Death of resident military member, law enforcement
8officer, or firefighter, or members of EMS crews.
9    (a) The Governor shall issue an official notice to fly the
10following flags at half-staff upon the death of a resident of
11this State killed (i) by hostile fire as a member of the United
12States armed forces, (ii) in the line of duty as a law
13enforcement officer, or (iii) in the line of duty as a
14firefighter, or (iv) in the line of duty as a member of an
15Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crew: the United States
16national flag, the State flag of Illinois, and, in the case of
17the death of the member of the United States armed forces, the
18appropriate military flag as defined in subsection (b) of
19Section 18.6 of the Condominium Property Act. Upon the
20Governor's notice, each person or entity required by this Act
21to ensure the display of the United States national flag on a
22flagstaff shall ensure that the flags described in the notice
23are displayed at half-staff on the day designated for the



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1resident's funeral and the 2 days preceding that day.
2    (b) The Department of Veterans' Affairs shall notify the
3Governor of the death by hostile fire of an Illinois resident
4member of the United States armed forces. The Department of
5State Police shall notify the Governor of the death in the line
6of duty of an Illinois resident law enforcement officer. The
7Office of the State Fire Marshal shall notify the Governor of
8the death in the line of duty of an Illinois resident
9firefighter. The Department of Public Health shall notify the
10Governor of the death in the line of duty of an Illinois
11resident member of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crew.
12Notice to the Governor shall include at least the resident's
13name and Illinois address, the date designated for the funeral,
14and the circumstances of the death.
15    (c) For the purpose of this Section, the United States
16armed forces includes: (i) the United States Army, Navy, Marine
17Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard; (ii) any reserve component
18of each of the forces listed in item (i); and (iii) the
19National Guard.
20    (d) Nothing in this Section requires the removal or
21relocation of any existing flags currently displayed in the
22State. This Section does not apply to a State facility if the
23requirements of this Section cannot be satisfied without a
24physical modification to that facility.
25(Source: P.A. 95-596, eff. 9-11-07; 96-436, eff. 8-14-09.)