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 Bill Status of HB5303  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SHERIFF'S MERIT BD-DISCIPLINE

House Sponsors
Rep. Justin Slaughter - John M. Cabello - Frances Ann Hurley - Kelly M. Cassidy - Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Bill Cunningham - John F. Curran)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/17/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0912

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/3-7011from Ch. 34, par. 3-7011


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board Division of the Counties Code. Limits provisions regarding disciplinary measures prescribed by the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board that may be taken by the sheriff to termination (rather than any disciplinary measures not exceeding 30 days). Provides that all disciplinary measures other than termination must be taken in accordance with any applicable collective bargaining agreement and provisions of the Code concerning removal, demotion, or suspension. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/3-7012from Ch. 34, par. 3-7012
55 ILCS 5/3-7018 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board Division of the Counties Code. In provisions regarding disciplinary measures prescribed by the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board that may be taken by the sheriff, provides that the sheriff may take any disciplinary measure for a reasonable period for all discipline less than termination (rather than for a reasonable period, not exceeding 30 days) without complying with specified provisions. Provides that deputy sheriffs and employees in the County Department of Corrections may not be removed (rather than removed, demoted, or suspended) except for cause, upon written charges filed with the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board and a hearing before the Board. Provides that the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board shall render decisions concerning removal no later than 90 days following the conclusion of any hearings conducted. Provides that the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board may designate hearing officers who have powers and perform functions of the Board. Provides that nothing in the Division shall be used to supplant or undermine an existing agreement or proscribe future agreements achieved by collective bargaining. Provides that the Division does not diminish the rights and protections under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
55 ILCS 5/3-7018 new
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/3-7002from Ch. 34, par. 3-7002
55 ILCS 5/3-7004from Ch. 34, par. 3-7004
55 ILCS 5/3-7008from Ch. 34, par. 3-7008
55 ILCS 5/3-7007 rep.

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board Division of the Counties Code. Provides that the Merit Board shall consist of not less than 3 and not more than 7 members (rather than consisting of 7 members), except in specified circumstances. Provides that successors or reappointments to specified Merit Board appointments shall be appointed to hold office for a term ending on the third Monday in March 6 years following the preceding term expiration (rather than successors shall be appointed to hold office from the third Monday in March of the year of their respective appointments for a term of 6 years). Provides that no more than one-half plus one of the members of the Merit Board (rather than 3 members) shall be affiliated with the same political party. Specifies how political affiliation is determined. Provides that the Merit Board is authorized to employ qualified hearing officers who are attorneys licensed to practice law in this State to conduct hearings. Provides that certification for deputy sheriffs may be made at any point prior to appointment and may be made in conjunction with the Sheriff's application process. Removes a requirement for a deputy sheriff in the County Police Department to execute a bond. Provides that discipline prescribed by the Merit Board that may be taken by the Sheriff may include suspension and any other discipline that does not constitute termination or demotion (rather than may include suspension for a reasonable period, not exceeding 30 days) without complying with specified provisions. Provides that the Merit Board shall render its decision no later than 120 days following the conclusion of any hearing concerning removal, demotion, or suspension. Provides that on and after June 1, 2018, for an appointed officer rank subject to hearing under provisions concerning removal, demotion, or suspension that is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, disciplinary measures and the method of review of those measures are subject to mandatory bargaining, including, but not limited to, the use of impartial arbitration as an alternative or supplemental form of due process and any of specified procedures. Provides requirements for the conclusion of a hearing overseen by a hearing officer, duties of hearing officers, and allows the Sheriff or respondent to file exceptions to a hearing officer's recommended order concerning discipline. Repeals language requiring the Merit Board to propose to the County Board the range of compensation for each of the designated ranks or propose a single rate of compensation for each deputy sheriff in a particular rank. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/10/2018HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/10/2018HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Judiciary - Criminal Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/10/2018HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed 064-049-000
  4/12/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-000-000
  4/13/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/25/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 012-000-000
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/26/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 106-000-000
  5/1/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Local Government
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  5/9/2018SenateDo Pass Local Government; 008-000-000
  5/9/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2018
  5/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/21/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  5/22/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Local Government
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Local Government; 005-000-000
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Cunningham
  5/23/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2018
  5/24/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/24/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Justin Slaughter
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  5/29/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 107-000-000
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2018HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2018HouseSent to the Governor
  8/17/2018HouseGovernor Approved
  8/17/2018HouseEffective Date August 17, 2018
  8/17/2018HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0912

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