State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch


50 ILCS 706/10-5

    Amends the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the Act's purpose.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera
5Act is amended by changing Section 10-5 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 706/10-5)
7    Sec. 10-5. Purpose. The The General Assembly recognizes
8that trust and mutual respect between law enforcement agencies
9and the communities they protect and serve are essential to
10effective policing and the integrity of our criminal justice
11system. The General Assembly recognizes that officer-worn body
12cameras have developed as a technology that has been used and
13experimented with by police departments. Officer-worn body
14cameras will provide state-of-the-art evidence collection and
15additional opportunities for training and instruction.
16Further, officer-worn body cameras may provide impartial
17evidence and documentation to settle disputes and allegations
18of officer misconduct. Ultimately, the uses of officer-worn
19body cameras will help collect evidence while improving
20transparency and accountability, and strengthening public
21trust. The General Assembly creates these standardized
22protocols and procedures for the use of officer-worn body
23cameras to ensure that this technology is used in furtherance



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1of these goals while protecting individual privacy and
2providing consistency in its use across this State.
3(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16.)