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Record #: O2017-7136   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/11/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-160-065 to prohibit employers from discriminating against or discharging employees for updating certain personal information
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 160 Human Rights
Attachments: 1. O2017-7136.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Ordinance
Amending the Human Rights Ordinance to Protect Workers Who Update Personal Information


WHEREAS, bodies politic and the businesses that operate within them benefit when employees are in a position to freely and without fear of reprisal update their personal information relative to employment; and
WHEREAS, for any number of reasons, including the vagaries and uncertainty associated with international travel and migration, workers might from time to time be presented with an opportunity to update their personal information in an employment setting; and
WHEREAS, the City and other governmental entities rely on or benefit from updated information associated with taxpayers, including those in the employment setting; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
Section 1. Chapter 2-160-065 of the Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text as follows:
2-160-065 Alternative identification cards, updated employment information.
Recognition of City of Chicago ID Card as valid identification. When requiring members of the public to provide identification or proof of residency, every department of the City of Chicago shall accept the City of Chicago ID created in Chapter 2-176 as valid identification and as valid proof of residency in the City of Chicago, unless the department has reason to believe that the City of Chicago ID is counterfeit, altered, improperly issued, or that the person presenting the City of Chicago ID is not the person to whom the card was issued.
Recognition of Mexican Matricula Consular Cards as valid identification. When requiring members of the public to provide identification, each city department shall accept as valid identification of the person a "Matricula Consular" identification card issued by the Mexican Consulate.
Recognition of other Latin American Matricula Consular Cards as valid identification. When requiring members of the public to provide id...

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