2021.04.16 CPZ Cultural district bill committeeA plan by State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas would allow for the designation of cultural districts in Illinois, which would help to affirm the unique identity of communities in Illinois and preserve their distinct legacies.

"Ultimately, we want this to lead to preserving the cultural identity of communities, and help us to pursue community-driven economic opportunity initiatives that will help members of cultural groups remain in their homes and make a legacy for generations to come," Pacione-Zayas said Thursday after the measure passed the Senate Tourism and Hospitality Committee.

An initiative of the Puerto Rican Agenda, the legislation would allow the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish the necessary guidelines for designating such cultural districts.

The legislation is Senate Bill 1833. It awaits consideration before the full Senate.

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