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Record #: O2016-6321   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 1-8 regarding conduct during playing of national anthem
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 1 - General Provisions - Ch. 8 Corp Seal & Emblems
Attachments: 1. O2016-6321.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Finance



SECTION 1. Chapter 1-8 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 1-8-045, as follows:
1-8-045 Conduct During Playing of National Anthem
During a rendition of the National Anthem:
When the flag of the United States of America is displayed: (1) individuals in military uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note; (2) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and (3) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.
When the flag of the United States of America is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon passage and publication.

September 9, 2016

The Honorable Susana A. Mendoza Chicago City Clerk
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. - Room 107 Chicago, IL 60602
Re: Citizen introduction of ordinance Dear City Clerk Mendoza:
Please introduce the attached ordinance on my behalf at the meeting of the Chicago City Council scheduled for September 14, 2016. Kindly refer this matter to the Committee on Finance. Two copies of the ordinance are attached hereto.