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Full Text of HB4203  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Maurice A. West, II

Filed: 2/15/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4203 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Elimination of Racially Derogatory Language Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Public body" means a legislative, executive,
8administrative, or advisory body of this State, a State
9university or community college, a county, township,
10municipality, school district, or any other municipal
11corporation, board, bureau, committee, or commission of this
12State, any subsidiary body of any of the foregoing, including,
13but not limited to, a committee or subcommittee thereof, or a
14School Finance Authority created under Article 1E of the
15School Code.
16    "Racial slur" means any word or phrase used as an



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1insulting and contemptuous or otherwise negative term for a
2racial or ethnic group.
3    Section 10. Display of racially derogatory language
4prohibited. No public body may display any racially derogatory
5language, including racial slurs, within its building, on its
6property, or at a public meeting at any time.".