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SB2482 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB2482

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Ram Villivalam

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
10 ILCS 5/1-6
30 ILCS 500/15-45
105 ILCS 5/24-2  from Ch. 122, par. 24-2
110 ILCS 70/45a  from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 38l.1

    Amends the Election Code. Includes General Election Day, General Primary Election Day, Consolidated Election Day, and Consolidated Primary Election Day as State holidays. Makes conforming changes in the Illinois Procurement Code, the School Code, and the State Universities Civil Service Act. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Section 1-6 as follows:
 
6    (10 ILCS 5/1-6)
7    Sec. 1-6. Computing dates of various acts; Saturday,
8Sunday, and holidays.
9    (a) If the first or last day fixed by law to do any act
10required or allowed by this Code falls on a State holiday or a
11Saturday or a Sunday, the period shall extend through the
12first business day next following the day otherwise fixed as
13the first or last day, irrespective of whether any election
14authority or local election official conducts business on the
15State holiday, Saturday, or Sunday.
16    (b) For the purposes of this Section, "State holiday"
17means New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday,
18Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Casimir Pulaski's
19Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor
20Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
21Day, General Election Day, General Primary Election Day,
22Consolidated Election Day, Consolidated Primary Election Day,
23and any other day from time to time declared by the President

 

 

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1of the United States or the Governor of Illinois to be a day
2during which the agencies of the State of Illinois that are
3ordinarily open to do business with the public shall be closed
4for business.
5    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code,
6nominating papers, petitions of objection to nominating
7papers, certificates of withdrawal of candidacy, and reports
8of political committees actually received by election
9authorities and local election officials on a State holiday, a
10Saturday, or a Sunday shall not be deemed invalid or defective
11for that reason alone.
12(Source: P.A. 89-653, eff. 8-14-96; 90-672, eff. 7-31-98.)
 
13    Section 10. The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
14changing Section 15-45 as follows:
 
15    (30 ILCS 500/15-45)
16    Sec. 15-45. Computation of days. The time within which any
17act provided in this Code is to be done shall be computed by
18excluding the first day and including the last, unless the
19last day is Saturday or Sunday or is a holiday, and then it
20shall also be excluded. If the day succeeding a Saturday,
21Sunday, or holiday is also a holiday, a Saturday, or a Sunday,
22then that succeeding day shall also be excluded. For the
23purposes of this Code, "holiday" means: New Year's Day; Dr.
24Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday; Lincoln's Birthday;

 

 

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1President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day;
2Columbus Day; Veterans' Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day;
3General Election Day; General Primary Election Day;
4Consolidated Election Day; Consolidated Primary Election Day;
5and any other day from time to time declared by the President
6of the United States or the Governor of Illinois to be a day
7during which the agencies of the State of Illinois that are
8ordinarily open to do business with the public shall be closed
9for business.
10    Notwithstanding any other provision of State law to the
11contrary, November 3, 2020 shall be a State holiday known as
122020 General Election Day and shall be observed throughout the
13State pursuant to this amendatory Act of the 101st General
14Assembly.
15(Source: P.A. 101-642, eff. 6-16-20.)
 
16    Section 15. The School Code is amended by changing Section
1724-2 as follows:
 
18    (105 ILCS 5/24-2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 24-2)
19    Sec. 24-2. Holidays.
20    (a) Teachers shall not be required to teach on Saturdays,
21nor, except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section,
22shall teachers or other school employees, other than
23noncertificated school employees whose presence is necessary
24because of an emergency or for the continued operation and

 

 

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1maintenance of school facilities or property, be required to
2work on legal school holidays, which are January 1, New Year's
3Day; the third Monday in January, the Birthday of Dr. Martin
4Luther King, Jr.; February 12, the Birthday of President
5Abraham Lincoln; the first Monday in March (to be known as
6Casimir Pulaski's birthday); Good Friday; the day designated
7as Memorial Day by federal law; July 4, Independence Day; the
8first Monday in September, Labor Day; the second Monday in
9October, Columbus Day; November 11, Veterans' Day; the
10Thursday in November commonly called Thanksgiving Day; and
11December 25, Christmas Day; in even-numbered years, the first
12Tuesday after the first Monday in November, General Election
13Day; in even-numbered years, the third Tuesday in March,
14General Primary Election Day; in odd-numbered years, the first
15Tuesday in April, except as provided in Section 2A-1.1a of the
16Election Code, Consolidated Election Day; and in odd-numbered
17years, the last Tuesday in February, Consolidated Primary
18Election Day. School boards may grant special holidays
19whenever in their judgment such action is advisable. No
20deduction shall be made from the time or compensation of a
21school employee on account of any legal or special holiday.
22    (b) A school board or other entity eligible to apply for
23waivers and modifications under Section 2-3.25g of this Code
24is authorized to hold school or schedule teachers' institutes,
25parent-teacher conferences, or staff development on the third
26Monday in January (the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King,

 

 

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1Jr.); February 12 (the Birthday of President Abraham Lincoln);
2the first Monday in March (known as Casimir Pulaski's
3birthday); the second Monday in October (Columbus Day); and
4November 11 (Veterans' Day), provided that:
5        (1) the person or persons honored by the holiday are
6    recognized through instructional activities conducted on
7    that day or, if the day is not used for student attendance,
8    on the first school day preceding or following that day;
9    and
10        (2) the entity that chooses to exercise this authority
11    first holds a public hearing about the proposal. The
12    entity shall provide notice preceding the public hearing
13    to both educators and parents. The notice shall set forth
14    the time, date, and place of the hearing, describe the
15    proposal, and indicate that the entity will take testimony
16    from educators and parents about the proposal.
17    (c) Commemorative holidays, which recognize specified
18patriotic, civic, cultural or historical persons, activities,
19or events, are regular school days. Commemorative holidays
20are: January 28 (to be known as Christa McAuliffe Day and
21observed as a commemoration of space exploration), February 15
22(the birthday of Susan B. Anthony), March 29 (Viet Nam War
23Veterans' Day), September 11 (September 11th Day of
24Remembrance), the school day immediately preceding Veterans'
25Day (Korean War Veterans' Day), October 1 (Recycling Day),
26October 7 (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Remembrance Day),

 

 

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1December 7 (Pearl Harbor Veterans' Day), and any day so
2appointed by the President or Governor. School boards may
3establish commemorative holidays whenever in their judgment
4such action is advisable. School boards shall include
5instruction relative to commemorated persons, activities, or
6events on the commemorative holiday or at any other time
7during the school year and at any point in the curriculum when
8such instruction may be deemed appropriate. The State Board of
9Education shall prepare and make available to school boards
10instructional materials relative to commemorated persons,
11activities, or events which may be used by school boards in
12conjunction with any instruction provided pursuant to this
13paragraph.
14    (d) City of Chicago School District 299 shall observe
15March 4 of each year as a commemorative holiday. This holiday
16shall be known as Mayors' Day which shall be a day to
17commemorate and be reminded of the past Chief Executive
18Officers of the City of Chicago, and in particular the late
19Mayor Richard J. Daley and the late Mayor Harold Washington.
20If March 4 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, Mayors' Day shall be
21observed on the following Monday.
22    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of State law to
23the contrary, November 3, 2020 shall be a State holiday known
24as 2020 General Election Day and shall be observed throughout
25the State pursuant to this amendatory Act of the 101st General
26Assembly. All government offices, with the exception of

 

 

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1election authorities, shall be closed unless authorized to be
2used as a location for election day services or as a polling
3place.
4(Source: P.A. 101-642, eff. 6-16-20.)
 
5    Section 20. The State Universities Civil Service Act is
6amended by changing Section 45a as follows:
 
7    (110 ILCS 70/45a)  (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 38l.1)
8    Sec. 45a. Except as provided in the second sentence of
9this Section, all officers and employees subject to this Act,
10shall have the following days as holidays, for which they
11shall receive their usual compensation: New Year's Day,
12January 1, Memorial Day, as determined by the law of the State
13of Illinois, Independence Day, July 4, Labor Day, the first
14Monday in September, Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of
15November, Christmas Day, December 25, in even-numbered years,
16the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, General
17Election Day, in even-numbered years, the third Tuesday in
18March, General Primary Election Day, in odd-numbered years,
19the first Tuesday in April, except as provided in Section
202A-1.1a of the Election Code, Consolidated Election Day, in
21odd-numbered years, the last Tuesday in February, Consolidated
22Primary Election Day, and five holidays to be designated by
23each college, university, agency and community college subject
24to this Act. Craft and trade employees subject to this Act

 

 

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1shall be paid for all paid holidays included in their area
2agreement, and will be paid for all five holidays designated
3by their employer pursuant to this section.
4    Notwithstanding any other provision of State law to the
5contrary, November 3, 2020 shall be a State holiday known as
62020 General Election Day and shall be observed throughout the
7State pursuant to this amendatory Act of the 101st General
8Assembly. All government offices, with the exception of
9election authorities, shall be closed unless authorized to be
10used as a location for election day services or as a polling
11place.
12(Source: P.A. 101-642, eff. 6-16-20.)
 
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.