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Full Text of HB0051  101st General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Peter Mendez
6    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
7changing Section 7 as follows:
8    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
9    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
10adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
11include, but not be limited to, the following:
12        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
13    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
14    include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
15    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
16    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
17    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
18    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
19    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
20    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
21    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
22    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control



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1    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
2    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
3    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
4    control devices, including the psychological and
5    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
6    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
7    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
8    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
9    of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
10    of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
11    and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
12    addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
13    and methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person
14    in need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
15    financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
16    disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
17    the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
18    elderly, law of evidence, the hazards of high-speed police
19    vehicle chases with an emphasis on alternatives to the
20    high-speed chase, and physical training. The curriculum
21    shall include specific training in techniques for
22    immediate response to and investigation of cases of
23    domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
24    children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
25    of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
26    techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,



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1    victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
2    shall include training in techniques designed to promote
3    effective communication at the initial contact with crime
4    victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
5    witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
6    and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
7    The curriculum shall also include training in effective
8    recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
9    post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers. The
10    curriculum shall also include a block of instruction aimed
11    at identifying and interacting with persons with autism and
12    other developmental or physical disabilities, reducing
13    barriers to reporting crimes against persons with autism,
14    and addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
15    involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
16    developmental disabilities. The curriculum shall also
17    include instruction in trauma-informed responses designed
18    to ensure the physical safety and well-being of a child of
19    an arrested parent or immediate family member; this
20    instruction must include, but is not limited to: (1)
21    understanding the trauma experienced by the child while
22    maintaining the integrity of the arrest and safety of
23    officers, suspects, and other involved individuals; (2)
24    de-escalation tactics that would include the use of force
25    when reasonably necessary; and (3) inquiring whether a
26    child will require supervision and care. The curriculum for



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1    permanent police officers shall include, but not be limited
2    to: (1) refresher and in-service training in any of the
3    courses listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced
4    courses in any of the subjects listed above in this
5    subparagraph, (3) training for supervisory personnel, and
6    (4) specialized training in subjects and fields to be
7    selected by the board. The training in the use of
8    electronic control devices shall be conducted for
9    probationary police officers, including University police
10    officers.
11        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
12    and equipment requirements.
13        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
14        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
15    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
16    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
17    law enforcement officer for a participating local
18    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
19    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
20    resuscitation).
21        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
22    probationary county corrections officer must
23    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
24    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
25    participating local governmental agency.
26        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a



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1    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
2    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
3    a court security officer for a participating local
4    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
5    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
6    court security officers and shall certify schools to
7    conduct that training.
8        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
9    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
10    his or her successful completion of the training course;
11    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
12    training program of similar content and number of hours
13    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
14    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
15    determination that the training course is unnecessary
16    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
17    experience.
18        Individuals who currently serve as court security
19    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
20    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
21    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
22    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
23    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
24    forfeit his or her position.
25        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
26    after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act



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1    89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
2    their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board,
3    or they shall forfeit their positions.
4        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
5    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
6    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
7    applications to become court security officers and who meet
8    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
9    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
10    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
11    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
12    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
13    Act and as established by the Board.
14        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
15    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
16    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
17    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
18    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
19    response, and cultural competency.
20        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
21    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
22    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
23    use of force training which shall include scenario based
24    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
25(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
26eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;



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1100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
28-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.