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Full Text of SB0023  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning courts.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Attorney Act is amended by changing Section
52 as follows:
6    (705 ILCS 205/2)  (from Ch. 13, par. 2)
7    Sec. 2. Licensing of noncitizens.
8    (a) No person shall be prohibited from receiving a license
9solely because he or she is not a citizen of the United States
10entitled to receive a license as aforesaid unless he is a
11citizen of the United States or unless he has made a
12declaration of intention to become a citizen or unless, having
13made such declaration of intention, he has filed a petition for
14naturalization within thirty days after becoming eligible to do
15so and until he shall have obtained a certificate of his good
16moral character from a circuit court.
17    (b) The Supreme Court of this State may grant a license to
18a person who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements to
19practice law within this State, satisfies the following
21        (1) the United States Department of Homeland Security
22    has approved the person's request for Deferred Action for
23    Childhood Arrivals;



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1        (2) the person's Deferred Action for Childhood
2    Arrivals has not expired or has been properly renewed; and
3        (3) the person has a current and valid employment
4    authorization document issued by the United States
5    Citizenship and Immigration Service.
6    The General Assembly finds and declares that this
7subsection (b) is a state law within the meaning of subsection
8(d) of Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.
9    (c) The Illinois Supreme Court may promulgate any orders or
10rules necessary to implement this amendatory Act of the 99th
11General Assembly.
12(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)