101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 11/10/2020, by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a Local Records Commission
may not destroy public records concerning complaints alleging misconduct by
law enforcement officers without prior permission from the Attorney
General. Provides that the requirements of the Section may not be waived or
modified by a collective bargaining agreement or any other agreement.
Defines "law enforcement officer". Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Local Records Act is amended by adding
Section 25 as follows:
(50 ILCS 205/25 new)
Complaints of law enforcement misconduct.
(a) For purposes of this Section, "law enforcement officer"
includes State Police officers and police officers of a unit of
(b) A public record concerning complaints alleging
misconduct by law enforcement officers, including, but not
limited to, audio records, videos, notes, statements, findings
of facts, and decisions relating to alleged misconduct by law
enforcement officers, shall not be destroyed by the Local
Records Commission unless the Commission has requested and
received prior approval to destroy such public records from the
(c) The requirements of this Section may not be waived or
modified by a collective bargaining agreement or any other
This Act takes effect upon