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Full Text of SB2439  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning public employee benefits.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by changing
5Section 7-109.3 as follows:
6    (40 ILCS 5/7-109.3)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-109.3)
7    Sec. 7-109.3. "Sheriff's Law Enforcement Employees".
8    (a) "Sheriff's law enforcement employee" or "SLEP" means:
9        (1) A county sheriff and all deputies, other than
10    special deputies, employed on a full time basis in the
11    office of the sheriff.
12        (2) A person who has elected to participate in this
13    Fund under Section 3-109.1 of this Code, and who is
14    employed by a participating municipality to perform police
15    duties.
16        (3) A law enforcement officer employed on a full time
17    basis by a Forest Preserve District, provided that such
18    officer shall be deemed a "sheriff's law enforcement
19    employee" for the purposes of this Article, and service in
20    that capacity shall be deemed to be service as a sheriff's
21    law enforcement employee, only if the board of
22    commissioners of the District have so elected by adoption
23    of an affirmative resolution. Such election, once made, may



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1    not be rescinded.
2        (4) A person not eligible to participate in a fund
3    established under Article 3 of this Code who is employed on
4    a full-time basis by a participating municipality or
5    participating instrumentality to perform police duties at
6    an airport, but only if the governing authority of the
7    employer has approved sheriff's law enforcement employee
8    status for its airport police employees by adoption of an
9    affirmative resolution. Such approval, once given, may not
10    be rescinded.
11        (5) A person who (i) is employed by a participating
12    municipality that has both 30 or more full-time police
13    officers and 50 or more full-time firefighters and has not
14    established a fund under Article 3 or Article 4 of this
15    Code and (ii) is employed on a full-time basis by that
16    participating municipality to perform police duties or
17    firefighting and EMS duties; but only if the governing
18    authority of that municipality has approved sheriff's law
19    enforcement employee status for its police officer or
20    firefighter employees by adoption of an affirmative
21    resolution. The resolution must specify that SLEP status
22    shall be applicable to such employment occurring on or
23    after January 1, 2011. Such resolution shall be
24    irrevocable, but shall automatically terminate upon the
25    establishment of an Article 3 or 4 fund by the
26    municipality.



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1    (b) An employee who is a sheriff's law enforcement employee
2and is granted military leave or authorized leave of absence
3shall receive service credit in that capacity. Sheriff's law
4enforcement employees shall not be entitled to out-of-State
5service credit under Section 7-139.
6(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.