Full Text of SB3477 101st General Assembly
SB3477 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/14/2020, by Sen. Mattie Hunter
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
775 ILCS 5/1-103
from Ch. 68, par. 1-103
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that the Act may be
referred to as the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for
Natural Hair) Act. Provides that "race", as used in the Employment and
Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education Articles, includes traits
historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair
texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning human rights.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
References to Act.
This Act may be referred to
as the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for
Natural Hair) Act.
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)
When used in this Act,
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
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.
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(B-5) Arrest record. "Arrest record" means:
(1) an arrest not leading to a conviction;
(2) a juvenile record; or
(3) criminal history record information ordered
expunged, sealed, or impounded under Section 5.2 of the
Criminal Identification Act.
(C) Charge. "Charge" means an allegation filed with the
by an aggrieved party or initiated by the Department
(D) Civil rights violation. "Civil rights violation"
shall be limited to only those specific acts set
forth in Sections
2-102, 2-103, 2-105, 3-102, 3-102.1, 3-103,
3-104, 3-104.1, 3-105, 3-105.1, 4-102, 4-103,
6-101, and 6-102 of this Act.
(E) Commission. "Commission" means the Human Rights
created by this Act.
(F) Complaint. "Complaint" means the formal pleading filed
the Department with the Commission following an
finding of substantial evidence of a civil
(G) Complainant. "Complainant" means a person including
Department who files a charge of civil rights violation
with the Department or
(H) Department. "Department" means the Department of Human
created by this Act.
(I) Disability. "Disability" means a determinable physical
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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
such characteristic by the person complained against, which
result from disease, injury, congenital condition of birth or
functional disorder and which characteristic:
(1) For purposes of Article 2, is unrelated to the
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
(2) For purposes of Article 3, is unrelated to the
to acquire, rent, or maintain a housing
(3) For purposes of Article 4, is unrelated to a
person's ability to
(4) For purposes of Article 5, is unrelated to a
person's ability to
utilize and benefit from a place of
(5) For purposes of Article 5, also includes any
mental, psychological, or developmental disability,
including autism spectrum disorders.
(J) Marital status. "Marital status" means the legal status
married, single, separated, divorced, or widowed.
(J-1) Military status. "Military status" means a person's
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active duty in or status as a veteran of the armed
forces of the United States, status as a current member or
veteran 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
States Air Force Reserve, and United States Coast Guard
Reserve, or status as a current member or veteran of the
Illinois Army National Guard or Illinois Air National
(K) National origin. "National origin" means the place in
person or one of his or her ancestors was born.
(K-5) "Order of protection status" means a person's status
as being a person protected under an order of protection issued
pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, Article
112A of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, the Stalking No
Contact Order Act, or the Civil No Contact Order Act, or an
order of protection issued by a court of another state.
(L) Person. "Person" includes one or more individuals,
associations or organizations, labor
organizations, labor unions, joint
or union labor associations, corporations, the
Illinois and its instrumentalities, political subdivisions,
of local government, legal representatives, trustees in
(L-5) Pregnancy. "Pregnancy" means pregnancy, childbirth,
or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or
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(M) Public contract. "Public contract" includes every
contract to which the
State, any of its political subdivisions,
or any municipal corporation is a
(N) Religion. "Religion" includes all aspects of religious
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
(O) Sex. "Sex" means the status of being male or female.
(O-1) Sexual orientation. "Sexual orientation" means
perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality,
bisexuality, or gender-related identity,
whether or not
traditionally associated with the person's designated sex at
birth. "Sexual orientation" does not include a physical or
sexual attraction to a minor by an adult.
(P) Unfavorable military discharge. "Unfavorable military
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
(Q) Unlawful discrimination. "Unlawful discrimination"
against a person because of his or her
actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin,
ancestry, age, sex, marital status, order of protection status,
disability, military status, sexual
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discharge from military service as those terms are
defined in this Section.
As used in Articles 2 and 5A of this
Act, "race" includes traits historically associated with race,
including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective
hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.
(Source: P.A. 100-714, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
101-221, eff. 1-1-20; 101-565, eff. 1-1-20; revised 9-18-19.)