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20 ILCS 50/5

    (20 ILCS 50/5)
    Sec. 5. Uniform racial classification. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as otherwise required by federal law or regulation, whenever a State agency is required by law to compile or report statistical data using racial or ethnic classifications, that State agency shall use the following classifications: (i) White; (ii) Black or African American; (iii) American Indian or Alaska Native; (iv) Asian; (v) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; or (vi) Hispanic or Latino.
    For the purposes of this Act, "State agency" means the offices of the constitutional officers identified in Article V of the Illinois Constitution, executive agencies, and departments, boards, commissions, and authorities under the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 98-982, eff. 8-18-14.)