101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Daniel Didech
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the State Flag Contest Act. Provides that beginning on or
before January 1, 2020, the Secretary of State shall initiate a contest for
a new design for the official Illinois State flag. Provides that the
Secretary shall create a process for the submission, review, and selection
of the new State flag. Provides that any person attending a public
university in this State and any Illinois resident 21 years old or younger
on the effective date of this Act is eligible to participate in the
contest. Provides for the design of the flag. Creates the State Flag
Selection Committee for the purpose of selecting a new Illinois State flag
design. Provides that entries for a new State flag design shall be
submitted to the Committee for selection in a manner designated by the
Secretary. Provides that upon selection of the winning design, the
Legislative Reference Bureau shall prepare for introduction in the General
Assembly a bill to replace the current State flag design with the design
selected by the Committee. Provides that the winning design shall become
the official State flag of Illinois upon passage of the bill in both houses
of the General Assembly and being signed into law by the Governor. Repeals
the Act on January 1, 2023. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Flag Contest Act.
State flag contest.
(a) Beginning on or before January 1, 2020, the Secretary
of State shall initiate a contest for a new design for the
official Illinois State flag. Subject to the requirements of
this Act, the Secretary shall create a process for the
submission, review, and selection of the new State flag.
(b) Any person attending a public university in this State
and any Illinois resident 21 years old or younger on the
effective date of this Act is eligible to participate in the
(c) The design of the flag may include elements that depict
or represent Illinois official State symbols, prominent
Illinois historical figures, Illinois' geographic and
demographic diversity, Illinois landmarks, and important
historical events. The design may not be identical or
substantially identical to any other US state flag.
(d) There is created the State Flag Selection Committee for
the purpose of selecting a new Illinois State flag design. The