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Public Act 100-0247


Public Act 0247 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0247
HB0375 EnrolledLRB100 00093 SLF 10097 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. This Act may be referred to as Sam's Act.
    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
changing Sections 7 and 10.17 as follows:
    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
include but not be limited to the following:
        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
    include but not be limited to courses of procedural
    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
    control devices, including the psychological and
    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
    of Section 5-23 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
    Dependency Act, handling of juvenile offenders,
    recognition of mental conditions and crises, including,
    but not limited to, the disease of addiction, which require
    immediate assistance and response and methods to safeguard
    and provide assistance to a person in need of mental
    treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect, financial
    exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with disabilities
    and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of the Adult
    Protective Services Act, crimes against the elderly, law of
    evidence, the hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases
    with an emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase,
    and physical training. The curriculum shall include
    specific training in techniques for immediate response to
    and investigation of cases of domestic violence and of
    sexual assault of adults and children, including cultural
    perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual
    abuse as well as interview techniques that are trauma
    informed, victim centered, and victim sensitive. The
    curriculum shall include training in techniques designed
    to promote effective communication at the initial contact
    with crime victims and ways to comprehensively explain to
    victims and witnesses their rights under the Rights of
    Crime Victims and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims
    Compensation Act. The curriculum shall also include a block
    of instruction aimed at identifying and interacting with
    persons with autism and other developmental or physical
    disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes
    against persons with autism, and addressing the unique
    challenges presented by cases involving victims or
    witnesses with autism and other developmental
    disabilities. The curriculum for permanent police officers
    shall include but not be limited to (1) refresher and
    in-service training in any of the courses listed above in
    this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any of the
    subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
    for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
    subjects and fields to be selected by the board. The
    training in the use of electronic control devices shall be
    conducted for probationary police officers, including
    University police officers.
        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
    and equipment requirements.
        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
    law enforcement officer for a participating local
    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
    probationary county corrections officer must
    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
    participating local governmental agency.
        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
    a court security officer for a participating local
    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
    court security officers and shall certify schools to
    conduct that training.
        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
    his or her successful completion of the training course;
    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
    training program of similar content and number of hours
    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
    determination that the training course is unnecessary
    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
        Individuals who currently serve as court security
    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
    forfeit his or her position.
        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
    after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
    shall be certified within 12 months of the date of their
    hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or
    they shall forfeit their positions.
        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
    applications to become court security officers and who meet
    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
    Act and as established by the Board.
        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
    response, and cultural competency.
        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
    use of force training which shall include scenario based
    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 98-358, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463,
eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16;
99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff.
    (50 ILCS 705/10.17)
    Sec. 10.17. Crisis intervention team training; mental
health awareness training.
    (a) The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards
Board shall develop and approve a standard curriculum for a
certified training programs program in crisis intervention
addressing specialized policing responses to people with
mental illnesses. The Board shall conduct Crisis Intervention
Team (CIT) training programs that train officers to identify
signs and symptoms of mental illness, to de-escalate situations
involving individuals who appear to have a mental illness, and
connect that person in crisis to treatment. Officers who have
successfully completed this program shall be issued a
certificate attesting to their attendance of a Crisis
Intervention Team (CIT) training program.
    (b) The Board shall create an introductory course
incorporating adult learning models that provides law
enforcement officers with an awareness of mental health issues
including a history of the mental health system, types of
mental health illness including signs and symptoms of mental
illness and common treatments and medications, and the
potential interactions law enforcement officers may have on a
regular basis with these individuals, their families, and
service providers including de-escalating a potential crisis
situation. This course, in addition to other traditional
learning settings, may be made available in an electronic
(Source: P.A. 99-261, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018