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Public Act 101-0224


 

Public Act 0224 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0224
 
HB0051 EnrolledLRB101 04573 SLF 49581 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Peter Mendez
Act.
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
changing Section 7 as follows:
 
    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
include, but not be limited to, the following:
        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
    include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
    control devices, including the psychological and
    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
    of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
    of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
    and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
    addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
    and methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person
    in need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
    financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
    disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
    the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
    elderly, law of evidence, the hazards of high-speed police
    vehicle chases with an emphasis on alternatives to the
    high-speed chase, and physical training. The curriculum
    shall include specific training in techniques for
    immediate response to and investigation of cases of
    domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
    children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
    of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
    techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,
    victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
    shall include training in techniques designed to promote
    effective communication at the initial contact with crime
    victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
    witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
    and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
    The curriculum shall also include training in effective
    recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
    post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers. The
    curriculum shall also include a block of instruction aimed
    at identifying and interacting with persons with autism and
    other developmental or physical disabilities, reducing
    barriers to reporting crimes against persons with autism,
    and addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
    involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
    developmental disabilities. The curriculum shall also
    include instruction in trauma-informed responses designed
    to ensure the physical safety and well-being of a child of
    an arrested parent or immediate family member; this
    instruction must include, but is not limited to: (1)
    understanding the trauma experienced by the child while
    maintaining the integrity of the arrest and safety of
    officers, suspects, and other involved individuals; (2)
    de-escalation tactics that would include the use of force
    when reasonably necessary; and (3) inquiring whether a
    child will require supervision and care. The curriculum for
    permanent police officers shall include, but not be limited
    to: (1) refresher and in-service training in any of the
    courses listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced
    courses in any of the subjects listed above in this
    subparagraph, (3) training for supervisory personnel, and
    (4) specialized training in subjects and fields to be
    selected by the board. The training in the use of
    electronic control devices shall be conducted for
    probationary police officers, including University police
    officers.
        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
    and equipment requirements.
        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
    law enforcement officer for a participating local
    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
    resuscitation).
        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
    probationary county corrections officer must
    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
    participating local governmental agency.
        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
    a court security officer for a participating local
    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
    court security officers and shall certify schools to
    conduct that training.
        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
    his or her successful completion of the training course;
    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
    training program of similar content and number of hours
    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
    determination that the training course is unnecessary
    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
    experience.
        Individuals who currently serve as court security
    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
    forfeit his or her position.
        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
    after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
    89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
    their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board,
    or they shall forfeit their positions.
        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
    applications to become court security officers and who meet
    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
    Act and as established by the Board.
        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
    response, and cultural competency.
        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
    use of force training which shall include scenario based
    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
8-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/9/2019