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 1        AN ACT in relation to public employee benefits.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Pension  Code  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 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"
 9    means:
10             (1)  A county sheriff and all deputies,  other  than
11        special  deputies,  employed  on a full time basis in the
12        office of the sheriff.
13             (2)  A person who has elected to participate in this
14        Fund under Section 3-109.1  of  this  Code,  and  who  is
15        employed  by  a  participating  municipality  to  perform
16        police duties.
17             (3)  A  law  enforcement  officer employed on a full
18        time basis by a Forest Preserve District,  provided  that
19        such officer shall be deemed a "sheriff's law enforcement
20        employee"  for  the purposes of this Article, and service
21        in that capacity shall be  deemed  to  be  service  as  a
22        sheriff's  law enforcement employee, only if the board of
23        commissioners of the District have so elected by adoption
24        of an affirmative resolution.  Such election, once  made,
25        may not be rescinded.
26             (4)  A  person not eligible to participate in a fund
27        established under Article 3 of this Code who is  employed
28        on  a  full-time basis by a participating municipality or
29        participating instrumentality to perform police duties at
30        an airport, but only if the governing  authority  of  the
31        employer  has approved sheriff's law enforcement employee
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 1        status for its airport police employees by adoption of an
 2        affirmative resolution.  Such approval, once  given,  may
 3        not be rescinded.
 4             (5)  A  person who is employed as an investigator on
 5        a full-time basis by the Office of a State's Attorney and
 6        performs police duties, but only if the county  board  of
 7        the  county  has  approved the granting of SLEP status to
 8        such  investigators  by  adoption   of   an   affirmative
 9        resolution.   Such  approval,  once  given,  may  not  be
10        rescinded.
11        (b)  An  employee  who  is  a  sheriff's  law enforcement
12    employee and is granted military leave or authorized leave of
13    absence  shall  receive  service  credit  in  that  capacity.
14    Sheriff's law enforcement employees shall not be entitled  to
15    out-of-State service credit under Section 7-139.
16    (Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

17        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
18    becoming law.

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