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Full Text of HB0051  101st General Assembly


Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

Filed: 5/16/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 51 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
5changing Section 7 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
7    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
8adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
9include, but not be limited to, the following:
10        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
11    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
12    include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
13    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
14    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
15    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
16    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,



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



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1    domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
2    children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
3    of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
4    techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,
5    victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
6    shall include training in techniques designed to promote
7    effective communication at the initial contact with crime
8    victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
9    witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
10    and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
11    The curriculum shall also include training in effective
12    recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
13    post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers. The
14    curriculum shall also include a block of instruction aimed
15    at identifying and interacting with persons with autism and
16    other developmental or physical disabilities, reducing
17    barriers to reporting crimes against persons with autism,
18    and addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
19    involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
20    developmental disabilities. The curriculum shall also
21    include instruction in trauma-informed responses designed
22    to ensure the physical safety and well-being of a child of
23    an arrested parent or immediate family member; this
24    instruction must include, but is not limited to: (1)
25    understanding the trauma experienced by the child while
26    maintaining the integrity of the arrest and safety of



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1    officers, suspects, and other involved individuals; (2)
2    de-escalation tactics that would include limiting the use
3    of weapons unless reasonably necessary; and (3) inquiring
4    whether a child will require arrangements to avoid major
5    disruption in the child's supervision and care. The
6    curriculum for permanent police officers shall include,
7    but not be limited to: (1) refresher and in-service
8    training in any of the courses listed above in this
9    subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any of the subjects
10    listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training for
11    supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
12    subjects and fields to be selected by the board. The
13    training in the use of electronic control devices shall be
14    conducted for probationary police officers, including
15    University police officers.
16        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
17    and equipment requirements.
18        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
19        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
20    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
21    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
22    law enforcement officer for a participating local
23    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
24    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
25    resuscitation).
26        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a



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



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1    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
2    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
3    forfeit his or her position.
4        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
5    after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
6    89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
7    their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board,
8    or they shall forfeit their positions.
9        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
10    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
11    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
12    applications to become court security officers and who meet
13    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
14    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
15    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
16    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
17    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
18    Act and as established by the Board.
19        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
20    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
21    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
22    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
23    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
24    response, and cultural competency.
25        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
26    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least



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1    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
2    use of force training which shall include scenario based
3    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
4(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
5eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
6100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
78-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)".