HB 2547 – Public Act 96-0814

Sponsored by Senator Steans and Representative Fritchey, House Bill 2547 provides an Illinois Human Rights Act remedy for victims of hostile or discriminatory classroom conduct (minority, disabled or gay students, for example). Recovery may be obtained upon a showing of severe or pervasive harassment where a school fails to take corrective action. The ACLU of Illinois partnered in this effort with lead proponent, the Illinois Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities.

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