093_SB1147ham002 LRB093 09616 DRH 15655 a 1 AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1147 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend Senate Bill 1147, AS AMENDED, 3 in Section 5, by replacing the introductory clause with the 4 following: 5 "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 6 Freedom to Be a Patriot Act. 7 Section 5. Display at State buildings. Display of the 8 flag of the United States may not be prohibited at any 9 building owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the State 10 of Illinois. 11 Section 7. The Military Code of Illinois is amended by 12 adding Section 25.6 as follows: 13 (20 ILCS 1805/25.6 new) 14 Sec. 25.6. Illinois Military Flags Commission. 15 (a) The Illinois Military Flags Commission is 16 established for the purpose of assisting the Adjutant General 17 with his or her responsibilities under Section 25 of this 18 Code. The Commission shall advise the Adjutant General on 19 how to best collect, preserve, and present or display to the 20 public the colors, flags, guidons, and military trophies of -2- LRB093 09616 DRH 15655 a 1 war belonging to the State in order to disseminate 2 information relating to the history of the Illinois National 3 Guard. 4 (b) The Commission consists of 15 members: the Adjutant 5 General, the State Historian, the Director of the Illinois 6 State Museum, and the Director of the Historic Preservation 7 Agency, all ex officio; 4 members of the General Assembly, 8 one of whom shall be appointed by the President of the 9 Senate, one by the Minority Leader of the Senate, one by the 10 Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one by the 11 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; and 7 12 residents of the State appointed by the Governor. When 13 appointing members to the Commission, the Governor must 14 endeavor to appoint persons in a manner to maintain as 15 regionally diverse a membership as possible. Persons 16 appointed to the Commission should provide it with experience 17 in areas such as, but not limited to, knowledge of military 18 history, particularly of the American Civil War, and the 19 education of citizens. Any vacancy in the Commission shall 20 be filled by an appointment in the same manner as the 21 original appointment. Members of the Commission shall serve 22 without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their 23 reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their 24 duties. 25 (c) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2006. 26 Section 8. The Condominium Property Act is amended by 27 adding Section 18.6 as follows:"; and 28 below the last line of Sec. 103.30 in Section 10, by 29 inserting the following: 30 "Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 31 becoming law.".