|Public Act 096-0518
||LRB096 10563 JAM 20735 b
AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
adding Section 125 as follows:
(5 ILCS 490/125 new)
Peace Officers Memorial Day; National Peace
Officers Memorial Day.
(a) The first Thursday in May of each year is designated
Peace Officers Memorial Day in Illinois. Peace Officers
Memorial Day shall be observed throughout the State by the
citizens of Illinois with civic remembrances of the sacrifices
made on their behalf by the peace officers of Illinois,
especially the ultimate sacrifice given by those officers who
lost their lives in the line of duty.
(b) May 15th of each year is recognized in Illinois as
National Peace Officers Memorial Day, to be observed throughout
the State in coordination with the citizens of the United
States with respect and gratitude for the service to America
given by peace officers across the nation.