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Full Text of HB2644  96th General Assembly



HB2644 Enrolled LRB096 10563 JAM 20735 b

1     AN ACT concerning government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
5 adding Section 125 as follows:
6     (5 ILCS 490/125 new)
7     Sec. 125. Peace Officers Memorial Day; National Peace
8 Officers Memorial Day.
9     (a) The first Thursday in May of each year is designated
10 Peace Officers Memorial Day in Illinois. Peace Officers
11 Memorial Day shall be observed throughout the State by the
12 citizens of Illinois with civic remembrances of the sacrifices
13 made on their behalf by the peace officers of Illinois,
14 especially the ultimate sacrifice given by those officers who
15 lost their lives in the line of duty.
16     (b) May 15th of each year is recognized in Illinois as
17 National Peace Officers Memorial Day, to be observed throughout
18 the State in coordination with the citizens of the United
19 States with respect and gratitude for the service to America
20 given by peace officers across the nation.