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Public Act 095-0566




Public Act 095-0566
HB0668 Enrolled LRB095 08090 DRJ 28252 b

    AN ACT concerning veterans.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Veterans Preference Act is amended by
changing Sections 1 and 3 as follows:
    (330 ILCS 55/1)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 23)
    Sec. 1. In the employment and appointment to fill positions
in the construction, addition to, or alteration of all public
works undertaken or contracted for by the State, or by any
political subdivision thereof, preference shall be given to
persons who have been members of the armed forces of the United
States or who, while citizens of the United States, were
members of the armed forces of allies of the United States in
time of hostilities with a foreign country, and have served
under one or more of the following conditions:
        (1) The veteran served a total of at least 6 months, or
        (2) The veteran served for the duration of hostilities
    regardless of the length of engagement, or
        (3) The veteran served in the theater of operations but
    was discharged on the basis of a hardship, or
        (4) The veteran was released from active duty because
    of a service connected disability and was honorably
    discharged. But such preference shall be given only to
    those persons who are found to possess the business
    capacity necessary for the proper discharge of the duties
    of such employment. No political subdivision or person
    contracting for such public works is required to give
    preference to veterans, not residents of such district,
    over residents thereof, who are not veterans.
    As used in this Section:
        "Time of hostilities with a foreign country" means any
    period of time in the past, present, or future during which
    a declaration of war by the United States Congress has been
    or is in effect or during which an emergency condition has
    been or is in effect that is recognized by the issuance of
    a Presidential proclamation or a Presidential executive
    order and in which the armed forces expeditionary medal or
    other campaign service medals are awarded according to
    Presidential executive order.
        "Armed forces of the United States" means the United
    States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard,
    United States Reserve Forces, or Illinois National Guard.
    Service in the Merchant Marine that constitutes active duty
    under Section 401 of federal Public Law 95-202 shall also
    be considered service in the Armed Forces of the United
    States for purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-796.)
    (330 ILCS 55/3)  (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 25)
    Sec. 3.    Any person who knowingly and wilfully violates
the provisions of this Act, is guilty of a petty offense and
shall be fined not less than $75 $25, nor more than $300 $100
for each offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2272.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/31/2007