SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — An Illinois lawmaker thinks that it is time for the state to get a new flag.

State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) has introduced a measure that would create a commission to develop the flag. She believes that the state was seen as being fiscally irresponsible for years.

Turner said that Illinois has turned that around, so the flag should represent it.

“Once you leave middle school, you don’t really think about the state flag,” Turner said. “And once you leave high school, you certainly don’t think any more about the state constitution after you get over the anxiety of having to pass that test before you can graduate. You kind of forget about it. But this is an opportunity to bring that bring that energy back.”

The current Illinois flag was designed in 1915, with the word “Illinois” being added to the design in 1969.

“After more than 100 years of the same design, I think it’s time to rework it,” Turner said.

Turner believes that the flag initiative would promote community involvement and a sense of state pride.

Utah passed a similar measure two years ago.