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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 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Elimination of Racially Derogatory Language Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Public body" means a legislative, executive,
8administrative, or advisory body of this State, a State
9university or community college, a county, township,
10municipality, school district, or any other municipal
11corporation, board, bureau, committee, or commission of this
12State, any subsidiary body of any of the foregoing, including,
13but not limited to, a committee or subcommittee thereof, or a
14School Finance Authority created under Article 1E of the
15School Code.
16    "Racial slur" means any word or phrase used as an
17insulting and contemptuous or otherwise negative term for a
18racial or ethnic group.
19    Section 10. Display of racially derogatory language
20prohibited. No public body may display any racially derogatory
21language, including racial slurs, within its building, on its
22property, or at a public meeting at any time. Uses of racially



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1derogatory language in literature, for educational purposes,
2or as an essential component of the work performed by the
3public body are excluded from this Act.