HB 15

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 101st Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Crim Cd-Civil Rights Violation


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of violation of civil rights. Provides that a person commits violation of civil rights when he or she knowingly: (1) denies to another the full and equal enjoyment of the facilities and services of a place of public accommodation because of unlawful discrimination; (2) as the operator of a place of public accommodation, directly or indirectly, publishes, circulates, displays, mails, or emails a written or electronic communication, except a private communication sent in response to a specific inquiry, which he or she knows is to the effect that a facility of the place of public accommodation will be denied to a person because of unlawful discrimination or that the patronage of a person is unwelcome, objectionable, or unacceptable for the purpose of unlawful discrimination; (3) as a public official, refuses to employ, or discriminates in the employment of another for a public contract or public works project because of unlawful discrimination; or (4) as a public official, denies or refuses to a person the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of his or her office or services or of property under his or her care because of unlawful discrimination. Prohibits various private employment practices. Defines "unlawful discrimination". Provides that nothing in this provision shall be construed to impose criminal liability for actions that are exempt from civil liability under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that a violation is a Class B misdemeanor. Effective immediately.

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Jun 23, 2020


Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Feb 18, 2020


Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee

Mar 29, 2019


Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Mar 13, 2019


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

Feb 19, 2019


To Sentencing, Penalities and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee

Jan 29, 2019


Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee

Jan 09, 2019


Referred to Rules Committee


First Reading

Nov 30, 2018


Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers

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