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Public Act 100-0354


Public Act 0354 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0354
HB0815 EnrolledLRB100 08178 RPS 18274 b

    AN ACT concerning public employee benefits.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by changing
Section 7-109.3 as follows:
    (40 ILCS 5/7-109.3)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-109.3)
    Sec. 7-109.3. "Sheriff's Law Enforcement Employees".
    (a) "Sheriff's law enforcement employee" or "SLEP" means:
        (1) A county sheriff and all deputies, other than
    special deputies, employed on a full time basis in the
    office of the sheriff.
        (2) A person who has elected to participate in this
    Fund under Section 3-109.1 of this Code, and who is
    employed by a participating municipality to perform police
        (3) A law enforcement officer employed on a full time
    basis by a Forest Preserve District, provided that such
    officer shall be deemed a "sheriff's law enforcement
    employee" for the purposes of this Article, and service in
    that capacity shall be deemed to be service as a sheriff's
    law enforcement employee, only if the board of
    commissioners of the District have so elected by adoption
    of an affirmative resolution. Such election, once made, may
    not be rescinded.
        (4) A person not eligible to participate in a fund
    established under Article 3 of this Code who is employed on
    a full-time basis by a participating municipality or
    participating instrumentality to perform police duties at
    an airport, but only if the governing authority of the
    employer has approved sheriff's law enforcement employee
    status for its airport police employees by adoption of an
    affirmative resolution. Such approval, once given, may not
    be rescinded.
        (5) A person who (i) is employed by a participating
    municipality that has both 30 or more full-time police
    officers and 50 or more full-time firefighters and has not
    established a fund under Article 3 or Article 4 of this
    Code and (ii) is employed on a full-time basis by that
    participating municipality to perform police duties or
    firefighting and EMS duties; but only if the governing
    authority of that municipality has approved sheriff's law
    enforcement employee status for its police officer or
    firefighter employees by adoption of an affirmative
    resolution. The resolution must specify that SLEP status
    shall be applicable to such employment occurring on or
    after the adoption of the resolution. Such resolution shall
    be irrevocable, but shall automatically terminate upon the
    establishment of an Article 3 or 4 fund by the
    (b) An employee who is a sheriff's law enforcement employee
and is granted military leave or authorized leave of absence
shall receive service credit in that capacity. Sheriff's law
enforcement employees shall not be entitled to out-of-State
service credit under Section 7-139.
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2017