Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board must review the law enforcement, correctional, or court security officer's (currently, police officer) conduct and records to ensure that no officer is certified or provided a valid waiver if that officer has been convicted of a felony offense under the laws of this State or any other state which if committed in this State would be punishable as a felony. Provides that appointed investigators shall be vested with full police powers and authorized to conduct criminal background inquiries using a recognized national law enforcement database or an independent background investigation. Provides that the Board must also ensure that no officer is certified or provided a valid waiver if that officer has been convicted of aggravated battery, domestic battery, violation of an order of protection, or interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, or an offense that would be similar in any other state. Provides that the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act shall not be subject to home rule preemption under Article VII of the Illinois Constitution. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that active and retired law enforcement officers authorized to carry a firearm under the laws of this State or federal law are not subject to a provision providing that the owner of private real property of any type may prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property under his or her control, but that the owner must post a sign in accordance with the Act indicating that firearms are prohibited on the property, unless the property is a private residence. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Removes language providing that active and retired law enforcement officers authorized to carry a firearm under State or federal law are exempted from a provision where an owner of private real property of any type may prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property under his or her control.