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Full Text of HB5079  102nd General Assembly

HB5079 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB5079

 

Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
50 ILCS 705/8.5 new

    Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that in lieu of a training waiver granted by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board under the Act, the chief of police of a law enforcement agency may employ as a permanent or part-time law enforcement officer a person who does not meet the training standards and is not certified as a law enforcement officer under the Act if the chief of police signs an attestation that the applicant for employment as a law enforcement officer has extensive prior law enforcement or corrections experience in another state or with the United States government and has prior to the officer's employment completed a course on Illinois law comparable to the course required for law enforcement officers certified under the Act. Provides that the attestation shall be filed with the Board and the applicant may assume duties as a law enforcement officer immediately upon the chief of police's transmittal of that attestation to the Board. Provides that nothing in this provision prohibits a law enforcement agency from seeking a training waiver under the Act for prospective law enforcement officer applicants who do not meet the training standards of the Act.


LRB102 23917 RLC 33115 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB5079LRB102 23917 RLC 33115 b

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 Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
5adding Section 8.5 as follows:
 
6    (50 ILCS 705/8.5 new)
7    Sec. 8.5. Prior law enforcement experience; attestation by
8the chief of police in lieu of waiver from the Board. In lieu
9of a training waiver granted by the Board under Section 8.1 or
108.2, the chief of police of a law enforcement agency may employ
11as a permanent or part-time law enforcement officer a person
12who does not meet the training standards and is not certified
13as a law enforcement officer under this Act if the chief of
14police signs an attestation that the applicant for employment
15as a law enforcement officer has extensive prior law
16enforcement or corrections experience in another state or with
17the United States government and has prior to the officer's
18employment completed a course on Illinois law comparable to
19the course required for law enforcement officers certified
20under this Act. The attestation shall be filed with the Board
21and applicant may assume duties as a law enforcement officer
22immediately upon the chief of police's transmittal of that
23attestation to the Board. Nothing in this Section prohibits a

 

 

HB5079- 2 -LRB102 23917 RLC 33115 b

1law enforcement agency from seeking a training waiver under
2Section 8.1 or 8.2 for prospective law enforcement officer
3applicants who do not met the training standards of this Act.