Public Act 100-0472
HB0786 EnrolledLRB100 06215 AWJ 16249 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Park District Code is amended by adding
Section 8-23a as follows:
    (70 ILCS 1205/8-23a new)
    Sec. 8-23a. Application for volunteers; disclosure of
child sex offenses; penalty for failure to disclose.
    (a) For purposes of this Section:
    "Child sex offender" has the meaning provided in paragraph
(1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of
    "Volunteer" means any individual who without compensation
or benefits reports to, and is under the direct supervision of,
a park district's administrative staff and provides personal
services to a park district recreational program that is
offered to children.
    (b) Every park district shall require volunteers to
complete an application prior to beginning any work as a
volunteer. The application shall include, but shall not be
limited to, a question for the applicant to answer concerning
whether they have been convicted of or found to be a child sex
offender. If a volunteer is under 18 years of age, the
volunteer's parent or legal guardian may complete the
application on behalf of the volunteer. No park district shall
knowingly engage a volunteer who has been convicted of or found
to be a child sex offender and shall terminate the services of
the volunteer upon discovery of such an offender.
    (c) If a current volunteer with a park district is
convicted of or found to be a child sex offender, the volunteer
shall immediately disclose the conviction or finding to the
park district.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 9/8/2017