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Full Text of SB1778  101st General Assembly


Rep. Sara Feigenholtz

Filed: 5/3/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1778 on page 1,
3line 4, before "Section 5.", by inserting the following:
4    "Section 1. 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 include a block of instruction addressing
15    the mandatory reporting requirements under the Abused and
16    Neglected Child Reporting Act. The curriculum shall also
17    include a block of instruction aimed at identifying and
18    interacting with persons with autism and other
19    developmental or physical disabilities, reducing barriers
20    to reporting crimes against persons with autism, and
21    addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
22    involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
23    developmental disabilities. The curriculum for permanent
24    police officers shall include, but not be limited to: (1)
25    refresher and in-service training in any of the courses
26    listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in



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1    any of the subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3)
2    training for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized
3    training in subjects and fields to be selected by the
4    board. The training in the use of electronic control
5    devices shall be conducted for probationary police
6    officers, including University police officers.
7        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
8    and equipment requirements.
9        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
10        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
11    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
12    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
13    law enforcement officer for a participating local
14    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
15    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
16    resuscitation).
17        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
18    probationary county corrections officer must
19    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
20    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
21    participating local governmental agency.
22        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
23    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
24    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
25    a court security officer for a participating local
26    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those



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



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1    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
2    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
3    applications to become court security officers and who meet
4    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
5    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
6    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
7    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
8    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
9    Act and as established by the Board.
10        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
11    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
12    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
13    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
14    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
15    response, reporting child abuse and neglect, and cultural
16    competency.
17        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
18    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
19    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
20    use of force training which shall include scenario based
21    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
22(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
23eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
24100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
258-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)"; and



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1on page 11, line 22, after "complete", by inserting "an
2initial"; and
3on page 11, line 24, after "reporter,", by inserting "or within
4the time frame of any other applicable State law that governs
5training requirements for a specific profession,"; and
6on page 11, line 25, by deleting "3-month"; and
7on page 12, by replacing lines 1 through 3 with "capacity. In
8lieu of training every 3 years, medical".