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Public Act 093-0941


 

Public Act 0941 93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 093-0941
 
HB4371 Enrolled LRB093 17672 WGH 43348 b

    AN ACT in relation to human rights.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Human Rights Act is amended by
changing Section 1-103 as follows:
 
    (775 ILCS 5/1-103)  (from Ch. 68, par. 1-103)
    Sec. 1-103. General Definitions. When used in this Act,
unless the context requires otherwise, the term:
    (A) Age. "Age" means the chronological age of a person who
is at least 40 years old, except with regard to any practice
described in Section 2-102, insofar as that practice concerns
training or apprenticeship programs. In the case of training or
apprenticeship programs, for the purposes of Section 2-102,
"age" means the chronological age of a person who is 18 but not
yet 40 years old.
    (B) Aggrieved Party. "Aggrieved party" means a person who
is alleged or proved to have been injured by a civil rights
violation or believes he or she will be injured by a civil
rights violation under Article 3 that is about to occur.
    (C) Charge. "Charge" means an allegation filed with the
Department by an aggrieved party or initiated by the Department
under its authority.
    (D) Civil Rights Violation. "Civil rights violation"
includes and shall be limited to only those specific acts set
forth in Sections 2-102, 2-103, 2-105, 3-102, 3-103, 3-104,
3-104.1, 3-105, 4-102, 4-103, 5-102, 5A-102 and 6-101 of this
Act.
    (E) Commission. "Commission" means the Human Rights
Commission created by this Act.
    (F) Complaint. "Complaint" means the formal pleading filed
by the Department with the Commission following an
investigation and finding of substantial evidence of a civil
rights violation.
    (G) Complainant. "Complainant" means a person including
the Department who files a charge of civil rights violation
with the Department or the Commission.
    (H) Department. "Department" means the Department of Human
Rights created by this Act.
    (I) Handicap. "Handicap" means a determinable physical or
mental characteristic of a person, including, but not limited
to, a determinable physical characteristic which necessitates
the person's use of a guide, hearing or support dog, the
history of such characteristic, or the perception of such
characteristic by the person complained against, which may
result from disease, injury, congenital condition of birth or
functional disorder and which characteristic:
        (1) For purposes of Article 2 is unrelated to the
    person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job
    or position and, pursuant to Section 2-104 of this Act, a
    person's illegal use of drugs or alcohol is not a handicap;
        (2) For purposes of Article 3, is unrelated to the
    person's ability to acquire, rent or maintain a housing
    accommodation;
        (3) For purposes of Article 4, is unrelated to a
    person's ability to repay;
        (4) For purposes of Article 5, is unrelated to a
    person's ability to utilize and benefit from a place of
    public accommodation.
    (J) Marital Status. "Marital status" means the legal status
of being married, single, separated, divorced or widowed.
    (J-1) Military Status. "Military status" means a person's
status on active duty in the armed forces of the United States,
status as a current member of any reserve component of the
armed forces of the United States, including the United States
Army Reserve, United States Marine Corps Reserve, United States
Navy Reserve, United States Air Force Reserve, and United
States Coast Guard Reserve, or status as a current member of
the Illinois Army National Guard or Illinois Air National
Guard.
    (K) National Origin. "National origin" means the place in
which a person or one of his or her ancestors was born.
    (L) Person. "Person" includes one or more individuals,
partnerships, associations or organizations, labor
organizations, labor unions, joint apprenticeship committees,
or union labor associations, corporations, the State of
Illinois and its instrumentalities, political subdivisions,
units of local government, legal representatives, trustees in
bankruptcy or receivers.
    (M) Public Contract. "Public contract" includes every
contract to which the State, any of its political subdivisions
or any municipal corporation is a party.
    (N) Religion. "Religion" includes all aspects of religious
observance and practice, as well as belief, except that with
respect to employers, for the purposes of Article 2, "religion"
has the meaning ascribed to it in paragraph (F) of Section
2-101.
    (O) Sex. "Sex" means the status of being male or female.
    (P) Unfavorable Military Discharge. "Unfavorable military
discharge" includes discharges from the Armed Forces of the
United States, their Reserve components or any National Guard
or Naval Militia which are classified as RE-3 or the equivalent
thereof, but does not include those characterized as RE-4 or
"Dishonorable".
    (Q) Unlawful Discrimination. "Unlawful discrimination"
means discrimination against a person because of his or her
race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex,
marital status, handicap, military status, or unfavorable
discharge from military service as those terms are defined in
this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-178; 88-180; 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/16/2004