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Full Text of HB0120  102nd General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
510-20.73, 22-90, and 34-21.9 and by changing Section 27A-5 as
6follows:
 
7    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.73 new)
8    Sec. 10-20.73. Modification of athletic or team uniform
9permitted.
10    (a) A school board must allow a student athlete to modify
11his or her athletic or team uniform for the purpose of modesty
12in clothing or attire that is in accordance with the
13requirements of his or her religion or his or her cultural
14values or modesty preferences. The modification of the
15athletic or team uniform may include, but is not limited to,
16the wearing of a hijab, an undershirt, or leggings. If a
17student chooses to modify his or her athletic or team uniform,
18the student is responsible for all costs associated with the
19modification of the uniform and the student shall not be
20required to receive prior approval from the school board for
21such modification. However, nothing in this Section prohibits
22a school from providing the modification to the student.
23    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team

 

 

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1uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
2pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
3players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
4headgear:
5        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
6    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
7        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
8        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
9    players;
10        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
11    and neck; and
12        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
13    (105 ILCS 5/22-90 new)
14    Sec. 22-90. Modification of athletic or team uniform;
15nonpublic schools.
16    (a) A nonpublic school recognized by the State Board of
17Education must allow a student athlete to modify his or her
18athletic or team uniform for the purpose of modesty in
19clothing or attire that is in accordance with the requirements
20of his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
21preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
22may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
23undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
24her athletic or team uniform the student is responsible for
25all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and

 

 

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1the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
2from the school for such modification. However, nothing in
3this Section prohibits a school from providing the
4modification to the student.
5    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
6uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
7pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
8players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
9headgear:
10        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
11    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
12        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
13        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
14    players;
15        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
16    and neck; and
17        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
18    (105 ILCS 5/27A-5)
19    Sec. 27A-5. Charter school; legal entity; requirements.
20    (a) A charter school shall be a public, nonsectarian,
21nonreligious, non-home based, and non-profit school. A charter
22school shall be organized and operated as a nonprofit
23corporation or other discrete, legal, nonprofit entity
24authorized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
25    (b) A charter school may be established under this Article

 

 

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1by creating a new school or by converting an existing public
2school or attendance center to charter school status.
3Beginning on April 16, 2003 (the effective date of Public Act
493-3), in all new applications to establish a charter school
5in a city having a population exceeding 500,000, operation of
6the charter school shall be limited to one campus. The changes
7made to this Section by Public Act 93-3 do not apply to charter
8schools existing or approved on or before April 16, 2003 (the
9effective date of Public Act 93-3).
10    (b-5) In this subsection (b-5), "virtual-schooling" means
11a cyber school where students engage in online curriculum and
12instruction via the Internet and electronic communication with
13their teachers at remote locations and with students
14participating at different times.
15    From April 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016, there is a
16moratorium on the establishment of charter schools with
17virtual-schooling components in school districts other than a
18school district organized under Article 34 of this Code. This
19moratorium does not apply to a charter school with
20virtual-schooling components existing or approved prior to
21April 1, 2013 or to the renewal of the charter of a charter
22school with virtual-schooling components already approved
23prior to April 1, 2013.
24    (c) A charter school shall be administered and governed by
25its board of directors or other governing body in the manner
26provided in its charter. The governing body of a charter

 

 

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1school shall be subject to the Freedom of Information Act and
2the Open Meetings Act. No later than January 1, 2021 (one year
3after the effective date of Public Act 101-291) this
4amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, a charter
5school's board of directors or other governing body must
6include at least one parent or guardian of a pupil currently
7enrolled in the charter school who may be selected through the
8charter school or a charter network election, appointment by
9the charter school's board of directors or other governing
10body, or by the charter school's Parent Teacher Organization
11or its equivalent.
12    (c-5) No later than January 1, 2021 (one year after the
13effective date of Public Act 101-291) this amendatory Act of
14the 101st General Assembly or within the first year of his or
15her first term, every voting member of a charter school's
16board of directors or other governing body shall complete a
17minimum of 4 hours of professional development leadership
18training to ensure that each member has sufficient familiarity
19with the board's or governing body's role and
20responsibilities, including financial oversight and
21accountability of the school, evaluating the principal's and
22school's performance, adherence to the Freedom of Information
23Act and the Open Meetings Act Acts, and compliance with
24education and labor law. In each subsequent year of his or her
25term, a voting member of a charter school's board of directors
26or other governing body shall complete a minimum of 2 hours of

 

 

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1professional development training in these same areas. The
2training under this subsection may be provided or certified by
3a statewide charter school membership association or may be
4provided or certified by other qualified providers approved by
5the State Board of Education.
6    (d) For purposes of this subsection (d), "non-curricular
7health and safety requirement" means any health and safety
8requirement created by statute or rule to provide, maintain,
9preserve, or safeguard safe or healthful conditions for
10students and school personnel or to eliminate, reduce, or
11prevent threats to the health and safety of students and
12school personnel. "Non-curricular health and safety
13requirement" does not include any course of study or
14specialized instructional requirement for which the State
15Board has established goals and learning standards or which is
16designed primarily to impart knowledge and skills for students
17to master and apply as an outcome of their education.
18    A charter school shall comply with all non-curricular
19health and safety requirements applicable to public schools
20under the laws of the State of Illinois. On or before September
211, 2015, the State Board shall promulgate and post on its
22Internet website a list of non-curricular health and safety
23requirements that a charter school must meet. The list shall
24be updated annually no later than September 1. Any charter
25contract between a charter school and its authorizer must
26contain a provision that requires the charter school to follow

 

 

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1the list of all non-curricular health and safety requirements
2promulgated by the State Board and any non-curricular health
3and safety requirements added by the State Board to such list
4during the term of the charter. Nothing in this subsection (d)
5precludes an authorizer from including non-curricular health
6and safety requirements in a charter school contract that are
7not contained in the list promulgated by the State Board,
8including non-curricular health and safety requirements of the
9authorizing local school board.
10    (e) Except as otherwise provided in the School Code, a
11charter school shall not charge tuition; provided that a
12charter school may charge reasonable fees for textbooks,
13instructional materials, and student activities.
14    (f) A charter school shall be responsible for the
15management and operation of its fiscal affairs including, but
16not limited to, the preparation of its budget. An audit of each
17charter school's finances shall be conducted annually by an
18outside, independent contractor retained by the charter
19school. To ensure financial accountability for the use of
20public funds, on or before December 1 of every year of
21operation, each charter school shall submit to its authorizer
22and the State Board a copy of its audit and a copy of the Form
23990 the charter school filed that year with the federal
24Internal Revenue Service. In addition, if deemed necessary for
25proper financial oversight of the charter school, an
26authorizer may require quarterly financial statements from

 

 

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1each charter school.
2    (g) A charter school shall comply with all provisions of
3this Article, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act,
4all federal and State laws and rules applicable to public
5schools that pertain to special education and the instruction
6of English learners, and its charter. A charter school is
7exempt from all other State laws and regulations in this Code
8governing public schools and local school board policies;
9however, a charter school is not exempt from the following:
10        (1) Sections 10-21.9 and 34-18.5 of this Code
11    regarding criminal history records checks and checks of
12    the Statewide Sex Offender Database and Statewide Murderer
13    and Violent Offender Against Youth Database of applicants
14    for employment;
15        (2) Sections 10-20.14, 10-22.6, 24-24, 34-19, and
16    34-84a of this Code regarding discipline of students;
17        (3) the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees
18    Tort Immunity Act;
19        (4) Section 108.75 of the General Not For Profit
20    Corporation Act of 1986 regarding indemnification of
21    officers, directors, employees, and agents;
22        (5) the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act;
23        (5.5) subsection (b) of Section 10-23.12 and
24    subsection (b) of Section 34-18.6 of this Code;
25        (6) the Illinois School Student Records Act;
26        (7) Section 10-17a of this Code regarding school

 

 

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1    report cards;
2        (8) the P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act;
3        (9) Section 27-23.7 of this Code regarding bullying
4    prevention;
5        (10) Section 2-3.162 of this Code regarding student
6    discipline reporting;
7        (11) Sections 22-80 and 27-8.1 of this Code;
8        (12) Sections 10-20.60 and 34-18.53 of this Code;
9        (13) Sections 10-20.63 and 34-18.56 of this Code;
10        (14) Section 26-18 of this Code;
11        (15) Section 22-30 of this Code; and
12        (16) Sections 24-12 and 34-85 of this Code; .
13        (17) the (16) The Seizure Smart School Act; and .
14        (18) Sections 10-20.73 and 34-21.9 of this Code.
15    The change made by Public Act 96-104 to this subsection
16(g) is declaratory of existing law.
17    (h) A charter school may negotiate and contract with a
18school district, the governing body of a State college or
19university or public community college, or any other public or
20for-profit or nonprofit private entity for: (i) the use of a
21school building and grounds or any other real property or
22facilities that the charter school desires to use or convert
23for use as a charter school site, (ii) the operation and
24maintenance thereof, and (iii) the provision of any service,
25activity, or undertaking that the charter school is required
26to perform in order to carry out the terms of its charter.

 

 

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1However, a charter school that is established on or after
2April 16, 2003 (the effective date of Public Act 93-3) and that
3operates in a city having a population exceeding 500,000 may
4not contract with a for-profit entity to manage or operate the
5school during the period that commences on April 16, 2003 (the
6effective date of Public Act 93-3) and concludes at the end of
7the 2004-2005 school year. Except as provided in subsection
8(i) of this Section, a school district may charge a charter
9school reasonable rent for the use of the district's
10buildings, grounds, and facilities. Any services for which a
11charter school contracts with a school district shall be
12provided by the district at cost. Any services for which a
13charter school contracts with a local school board or with the
14governing body of a State college or university or public
15community college shall be provided by the public entity at
16cost.
17    (i) In no event shall a charter school that is established
18by converting an existing school or attendance center to
19charter school status be required to pay rent for space that is
20deemed available, as negotiated and provided in the charter
21agreement, in school district facilities. However, all other
22costs for the operation and maintenance of school district
23facilities that are used by the charter school shall be
24subject to negotiation between the charter school and the
25local school board and shall be set forth in the charter.
26    (j) A charter school may limit student enrollment by age

 

 

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1or grade level.
2    (k) If the charter school is approved by the State Board or
3Commission, then the charter school is its own local education
4agency.
5(Source: P.A. 100-29, eff. 1-1-18; 100-156, eff. 1-1-18;
6100-163, eff. 1-1-18; 100-413, eff. 1-1-18; 100-468, eff.
76-1-18; 100-726, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 101-50,
8eff. 7-1-20; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-291, eff. 1-1-20;
9101-531, eff. 8-23-19; 101-543, eff. 8-23-19; revised 8-4-20.)
 
10    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
11    Sec. 34-21.9. Modification of athletic or team uniform
12permitted.
13    (a) The board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
14her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
15in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
16his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
17preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
18may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
19undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
20her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
21all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
22the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
23from the board for such modification. However, nothing in this
24Section prohibits a school from providing the modification to
25the student.

 

 

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1    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
2uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
3pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
4players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
5headgear:
6        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
7    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
8        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
9        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
10    players;
11        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
12    and neck; and
13        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
14    Section 10. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
15adding Section 120 as follows:
 
16    (110 ILCS 305/120 new)
17    Sec. 120. Modification of athletic or team uniform
18permitted.
19    (a) The Board of Trustees must allow a student athlete to
20modify his or her athletic or team uniform due to the
21observance of modesty in clothing or attire in accordance with
22the requirements of his or her religion or his or her cultural
23values or modesty preferences. The modification of the
24athletic or team uniform may include, but is not limited to,

 

 

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1the wearing of a hijab, an undershirt, or leggings. If a
2student chooses to modify his or her athletic or team uniform,
3the student is responsible for all costs associated with the
4modification of the uniform and the student shall not be
5required to receive prior approval from the Board of Trustees
6for such modification. However, nothing in this Section
7prohibits the University from providing the modification to
8the student.
9    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
10uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
11pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
12players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
13headgear:
14        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
15    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
16        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
17        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
18    players;
19        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
20    and neck; and
21        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
22    Section 15. The Southern Illinois University Management
23Act is amended by adding Section 100 as follows:
 
24    (110 ILCS 520/100 new)

 

 

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1    Sec. 100. Modification of athletic or team uniform
2permitted.
3    (a) The Board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
4her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
5in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
6his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
7preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
8may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
9undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
10her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
11all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
12the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
13from the Board for such modification. However, nothing in this
14Section prohibits the University from providing the
15modification to the student.
16    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
17uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
18pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
19players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
20headgear:
21        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
22    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
23        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
24        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
25    players;
26        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face

 

 

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1    and neck; and
2        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
3    Section 20. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
4adding Section 5-210 as follows:
 
5    (110 ILCS 660/5-210 new)
6    Sec. 5-210. Modification of athletic or team uniform
7permitted.
8    (a) The Board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
9her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
10in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
11his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
12preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
13may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
14undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
15her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
16all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
17the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
18from the Board for such modification. However, nothing in this
19Section prohibits the University from providing the
20modification to the student.
21    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
22uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
23pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
24players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the

 

 

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1headgear:
2        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
3    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
4        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
5        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
6    players;
7        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
8    and neck; and
9        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
10    Section 25. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
11by adding Section 10-210 as follows:
 
12    (110 ILCS 665/10-210 new)
13    Sec. 10-210. Modification of athletic or team uniform
14permitted.
15    (a) The Board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
16her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
17in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
18his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
19preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
20may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
21undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
22her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
23all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
24the student shall not be required to receive prior approval

 

 

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1from the Board for such modification. However, nothing in this
2Section prohibits the University from providing the
3modification to the student.
4    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
5uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
6pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
7players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
8headgear:
9        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
10    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
11        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
12        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
13    players;
14        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
15    and neck; and
16        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
17    Section 30. The Governors State University Law is amended
18by adding Section 15-210 as follows:
 
19    (110 ILCS 670/15-210 new)
20    Sec. 15-210. Modification of athletic or team uniform
21permitted.
22    (a) The Board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
23her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
24in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of

 

 

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1his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
2preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
3may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
4undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
5her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
6all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
7the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
8from the Board for such modification. However, nothing in this
9Section prohibits the University from providing the
10modification to the student.
11    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
12uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
13pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
14players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
15headgear:
16        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
17    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
18        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
19        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
20    players;
21        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
22    and neck; and
23        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
24    Section 35. The Illinois State University Law is amended
25by adding Section 20-215 as follows:
 

 

 

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1    (110 ILCS 675/20-215 new)
2    Sec. 20-215. Modification of athletic or team uniform
3permitted.
4    (a) The Board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
5her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
6in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
7his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
8preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
9may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
10undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
11her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
12all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
13the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
14from the Board for such modification. However, nothing in this
15Section prohibits the University from providing the
16modification to the student.
17    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
18uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
19pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
20players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
21headgear:
22        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
23    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
24        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
25        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other

 

 

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1    players;
2        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
3    and neck; and
4        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
5    Section 40. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
6amended by adding Section 25-210 as follows:
 
7    (110 ILCS 680/25-210 new)
8    Sec. 25-210. Modification of athletic or team uniform
9permitted.
10    (a) The Board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
11her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
12in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
13his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
14preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
15may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
16undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
17her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
18all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
19the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
20from the Board for such modification. However, nothing in this
21Section prohibits the University from providing the
22modification to the student.
23    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
24uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or

 

 

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1pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
2players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
3headgear:
4        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
5    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
6        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
7        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
8    players;
9        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
10    and neck; and
11        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
12    Section 45. The Northern Illinois University Law is
13amended by adding Section 30-220 as follows:
 
14    (110 ILCS 685/30-220 new)
15    Sec. 30-220. Modification of athletic or team uniform
16permitted.
17    (a) The Board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
18her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
19in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
20his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
21preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
22may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
23undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
24her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for

 

 

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1all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
2the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
3from the Board for such modification. However, nothing in this
4Section prohibits the University from providing the
5modification to the student.
6    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
7uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
8pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
9players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
10headgear:
11        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
12    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
13        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
14        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
15    players;
16        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
17    and neck; and
18        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
19    Section 50. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
20by adding Section 35-215 as follows:
 
21    (110 ILCS 690/35-215 new)
22    Sec. 35-215. Modification of athletic or team uniform
23permitted.
24    (a) The Board must allow a student athlete to modify his or

 

 

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1her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
2in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
3his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
4preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
5may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
6undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
7her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
8all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
9the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
10from the Board for such modification. However, nothing in this
11Section prohibits the University from providing the
12modification to the student.
13    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
14uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
15pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
16players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
17headgear:
18        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
19    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;
20        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
21        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
22    players;
23        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
24    and neck; and
25        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 

 

 

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1    Section 55. The Public Community College Act is amended by
2adding Section 3-29.14 as follows:
 
3    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.14 new)
4    Sec. 3-29.14. Modification of athletic or team uniform
5permitted.
6    (a) A board must allow a student athlete to modify his or
7her athletic or team uniform due to the observance of modesty
8in clothing or attire in accordance with the requirements of
9his or her religion or his or her cultural values or modesty
10preferences. The modification of the athletic or team uniform
11may include, but is not limited to, the wearing of a hijab, an
12undershirt, or leggings. If a student chooses to modify his or
13her athletic or team uniform, the student is responsible for
14all costs associated with the modification of the uniform and
15the student shall not be required to receive prior approval
16from the board for such modification. However, nothing in this
17Section prohibits the community college from providing the
18modification to the student.
19    (b) At a minimum, any modification of the athletic or team
20uniform must not interfere with the movement of the student or
21pose a safety hazard to the student or to other athletes or
22players. The modification of headgear is permitted if the
23headgear:
24        (1) is black, white, the predominate color of the
25    uniform, or the same color for all players on the team;

 

 

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1        (2) does not cover any part of the face;
2        (3) is not dangerous to the player or to the other
3    players;
4        (4) has no opening or closing elements around the face
5    and neck; and
6        (5) has no parts extruding from its surface.
 
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.