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Record #: O2015-5410   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/29/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 2-57 and 2-173 regarding verbal abuse because of citizenship or immigration status of a person
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott, Sawyer, Roderick T., Mell, Deborah, Moreno, Proco Joe, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Pawar, Ameya, Santiago, Milagros, Maldonado, Roberto, Sposato, Nicholas, Reboyras, Ariel, Foulkes, Toni, Arena, John
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 57 Independent Police Review Authority, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 173 Actions Related to Citizenship or Residency Status
Attachments: 1. O2015-5410.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Section 2-57-010 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored as follows:
2-57-010 Definitions.
The following terms wherever used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning appears from the context:
Chief administrator means the chief administrator of independent police review.
Coercion means the use of express or implied threats of violence that puts a person in immediate fear ofthe consequences in order to compel that person to act against his or her will. Coercion shall also mean "coercion" as defined under the Section 2-173-025 of the Municipal Code.
Department means the Chicago department of police.
Police Board means the police board established by Chapter 2-84 of this code, as amended.
Superintendent means the superintendent of police or his designated representative.
(f) Verbal abuse means the use of a remark which is overtly insulting, mocking or
belittling directed at a person based upon the actual or perceived: (1) race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, English proficiency, sexual orientation, or gender identity of that
person, or (2) citizenship or immigration status of that person or that person's family
member.
For purposes of this definition, "citizenship or immigration status" means all matters regarding guestions of citizenship of the United States or any other country, the authority to reside in or otherwise be present in the United States.
For purposes of this definition, "family member" means a person's (i) mother, father, spouse, brother or sister (including blood, step or half), son or daughter (including blood, step or half), father-in- law, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparent or grandchild; or (ii) court-appointed legal guardian or a person for whom the person is a court- appointed legal guardian; or (iii) domestic partner or the do...

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