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Full Text of SB1925  102nd General Assembly

SB1925 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB1925

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Rachelle Crowe

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
50 ILCS 705/8.1  from Ch. 85, par. 508.1
55 ILCS 5/3-6001.5

    Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that, in counties with a under 3,000,000 inhabitants, a person is not eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of sheriff after the effective date of the Act unless he or she has a certificate attesting to his or her successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement Officers Training Course as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or a substantially similar training program of another state or the federal government. Amends the Counties Code making a conforming change.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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 Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
5changing Section 8.1 as follows:
 
6    (50 ILCS 705/8.1)  (from Ch. 85, par. 508.1)
7    Sec. 8.1. Full-time police and county corrections
8officers.
9    (a) After January 1, 1976, no person shall receive a
10permanent appointment as a law enforcement officer as defined
11in this Act nor shall any person receive, after the effective
12date of this amendatory Act of 1984, a permanent appointment
13as a county corrections officer unless that person has been
14awarded, within 6 months of his or her initial full-time
15employment, a certificate attesting to his or her successful
16completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement and
17County Correctional Training Course as prescribed by the
18Board; or has been awarded a certificate attesting to his or
19her satisfactory completion of a training program of similar
20content and number of hours and which course has been found
21acceptable by the Board under the provisions of this Act; or by
22reason of extensive prior law enforcement or county
23corrections experience the basic training requirement is

 

 

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1determined by the Board to be illogical and unreasonable.
2    If such training is required and not completed within the
3applicable 6 months, then the officer must forfeit his or her
4position, or the employing agency must obtain a waiver from
5the Board extending the period for compliance. Such waiver
6shall be issued only for good and justifiable reasons, and in
7no case shall extend more than 90 days beyond the initial 6
8months. Any hiring agency that fails to train a law
9enforcement officer within this period shall be prohibited
10from employing this individual in a law enforcement capacity
11for one year from the date training was to be completed. If an
12agency again fails to train the individual a second time, the
13agency shall be permanently barred from employing this
14individual in a law enforcement capacity.
15    (b) No provision of this Section shall be construed to
16mean that a law enforcement officer employed by a local
17governmental agency at the time of the effective date of this
18amendatory Act, either as a probationary police officer or as
19a permanent police officer, shall require certification under
20the provisions of this Section. No provision of this Section
21shall be construed to mean that a county corrections officer
22employed by a local governmental agency at the time of the
23effective date of this amendatory Act of 1984, either as a
24probationary county corrections or as a permanent county
25corrections officer, shall require certification under the
26provisions of this Section. No provision of this Section shall

 

 

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1be construed to apply to certification of elected county
2sheriffs in counties with over 3,000,000 inhabitants.
3    (c) This Section does not apply to part-time police
4officers or probationary part-time police officers.
5(Source: P.A. 101-187, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
6    Section 10. The Counties Code is amended by changing
7Section 3-6001.5 as follows:
 
8    (55 ILCS 5/3-6001.5)
9    Sec. 3-6001.5. Sheriff qualifications. A On or after the
10effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General
11Assembly, except as otherwise provided in this Section, a
12person is not eligible to be elected or appointed to the office
13of sheriff, unless that person meets all of the following
14requirements:
15        (1) Is a United States citizen.
16        (2) Has been a resident of the county for at least one
17    year.
18        (3) Is not a convicted felon.
19        (4) Has a certificate attesting to his or her
20    successful completion of the Minimum Standards Basic Law
21    Enforcement Officers Training Course as prescribed by the
22    Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or a
23    substantially similar training program of another state or
24    the federal government. This paragraph does not apply to a

 

 

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1    county with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants or to a
2    sheriff currently serving on the effective date of this
3    amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
4(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)