|Public Act 100-0300|
|HB0769 Enrolled||LRB100 08211 RJF 18308 b|
AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
State Police History.
On June 24, 1921, the 52nd
General Assembly of the State of Illinois authorized the
Department of Public Works and Buildings to hire a sufficient
number of State Highway Patrol Officers to enforce the
provisions of the Motor Vehicle Laws. The Illinois State Police
began service to the State with the appointment of its first
director, John J. Stack, and the first 8 highway patrol
officers on April 1, 1922. Since its inception, the Illinois
State Police has fostered and served with a reputation for
integrity, service, and pride, which continues today.
The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
adding Section 147 as follows:
(5 ILCS 490/147 new)
Illinois State Trooper Day.
April 1st of each
year is designated as Illinois State Trooper Day, a day to
honor the dedicated men and women of the Illinois State Police.
Illinois State Trooper Day shall be observed throughout the
State by the citizens of Illinois with civic remembrances of
the sacrifices made on their behalf by Illinois' finest, the