(20 ILCS 3305/8)
(from Ch. 127, par. 1058)
Mobile Support Teams.
(a) The Governor or Director may cause to
be created Mobile Support Teams to aid and to reinforce the Illinois Emergency
Management Agency, and emergency services and disaster
agencies in areas stricken by
support team shall have a leader, selected by the Director who will be
responsible, under the direction and control of the Director, for the organization,
administration, and training, and operation of the mobile support team.
(b) Personnel of a mobile support team while on duty pursuant to
call or while engaged in regularly scheduled training or exercises, whether
within or without the State, shall either:
(1) If they are paid employees of the State, have the
subdivision or body politic of this State, and whether serving within or without that political subdivision or body politic, have the powers, duties, rights, privileges and immunities, and receive the compensation incidental to their employment.
Personnel of a mobile support team who suffer disease, injury or
death arising out of or in the course of emergency duty, shall
for the purposes
of benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act or Workers' Occupational
Diseases Act only, be deemed to be employees of this State.
If the person diseased, injured or killed is an employee described in
item (3) above, the computation of benefits payable under
either of those Acts shall be based on income commensurate with comparable
State employees doing the same type of work or income from the person's
regular employment, whichever is greater.
All personnel of mobile support teams shall, while on duty under
such call, be reimbursed by this State for all actual and necessary travel
and subsistence expenses.
(c) The State shall reimburse each political subdivision
or body politic from the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund for the compensation paid and
the actual and necessary
travel, subsistence and maintenance expenses of paid employees of the
political subdivision or body politic while serving,
outside of its geographical boundaries pursuant to such a call, as members of
a mobile support team, and for all payments made for death, disease or injury
of those paid employees arising out of and incurred in the course of that
duty, and for all losses of or damage to supplies and equipment of the political
subdivision or body politic resulting from the
(d) Whenever mobile support teams or units of another state, while
the Governor has the emergency powers provided for under Section 7 of this
Act, render aid to this State under the orders of the Governor of
its home state and upon the request of the Governor of this State, all
questions relating to reimbursement by this State to the other state and its
citizens in regard to the assistance so rendered shall be determined by the
mutual aid agreements or interstate compacts described in subparagraph (5)
of paragraph (c) of
Section 6 as are existing at the time of the assistance rendered or are
entered into thereafter
and under Section 303 (d) of the Federal Civil Defense
Act of 1950.
(e) No personnel of mobile support teams of this State may be
ordered by the Governor to operate in any other state unless a request for
the same has been made by the Governor or duly authorized representative
of the other state.
(Source: P.A. 98-465, eff. 8-16-13.)