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 Bill Status of HB0229  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELIMINATE RACIAL PROFILING ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. André Thapedi - Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 140/7.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Eliminate Racial Profiling Act. Prohibits a State or local law enforcement agent or law enforcement agency from engaging in racial profiling. Allows the State or an individual injured by racial profiling to enforce the racial profiling provision in a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief. Requires law enforcement agencies to maintain policies and procedures, designed to eliminate racial profiling, and to certify that in applications for certain federal grant programs. Requires the Attorney General to adopt rules for administrative complaint procedures and independent audit programs applicable to law enforcement agencies. Allows the Attorney General to make grants to law enforcement agencies to develop and implement best practices to eliminate racial profiling. Allows the Attorney General to order the withholding of certain federal grants for law enforcement agencies that are not in compliance with the Act. Grants rulemaking authority to the Attorney General to implement the Act. Contains report and publication requirements, with some limitations to protect personal identifying information. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to exempt disclosure of the name and identifying information of a law enforcement officer, complainant, or other person in any activity for which data is collected and compiled under the Eliminate Racial Profiling Act, except for disclosure of information to that person.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/9/2016HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. André Thapedi
  1/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. André Thapedi
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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