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Record #: O2016-4878   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/22/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 concerning inciting of riots and acts of hate crimes
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Curtis, Derrick G., O'Shea, Matthew J., Cochran, Willie, Taliaferro, Chris, Sposato, Nicholas, Napolitano, Anthony V.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 4 Public Peace & Welfare
Attachments: 1. O2016-4878.pdf

ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Chapter 8-4 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and inserting the language underscored, as follows:

8-4-020 Inciting riots, etc.

It is unlawful to create a clear and present danger of a riot or assault, battery, or other unlawful trespass against any person or group of persons because of his or her race, religion, color, national origin, past or current employment as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or an emergency medical services provider, active or prior military status, or ancestry, or to create a clear and present danger of arson, vandalism, defacement, or other unlawful trespass against property because of the race, religion, color, national origin, active or prior military status, or ancestry of the owner, possessor, or authorized user or users of said property, or, in the case of a cemetery, of the decedent buried therein.

The term "person" as used in this section shall include one or more individuals, copartnerships, corporations, firms, organizations, associations, leagues, or other bodies.

Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than $25.00 nor more than $500.00 or imprisoned for not less than ten days or more than six months, or both, for each offense.

8-4-085 Hate crimes.

(a) No person shall, by reason of any motive or intent relating to, or any antipathy, animosity or hostility based upon, the actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, past or current employment as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or an emergency medical services provider, active or prior military status, or mental or physical disability of another individual or group of individuals:
Commit assault as defined in Section 12-1 of the Illinois Criminal Code of 1961 (Illinois Revised Statutes Chapter 38, paragraph 12-1); or
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