IL SB0107 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)
Status: Introduced on January 24 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-05-19 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board may investigate complaints concerning drone use by a law enforcement agency. Provides that if a pattern of willful and wanton violations is confirmed, the law enforcement agency shall take actions to prevent future violations through specified means. Provides that if the agency fails to take actions to address the violations and prevent future violations from occurring, then the Board may restrict the agency's ability to use its drones for a period not to exceed 3 months per incident. Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Changes the name of the Act to the Drones as First Responders Act. Defines "permitted special event". Adds various exemptions allowing the use of drones. Permits records of drone usage, including flight path data, metadata, or telemetry information of specific flights, to be disclosed subject to the Freedom of Information Act and rules adopted under that Act. Provides that the information relating to infrastructure inspections conducted at the request of a local governmental agency may be disclosed to that local governmental agency or, in the case of traffic and parking evaluations conducted at school, it may also be disclosed to the school or any engineering staff involved in the process. Provides that nothing in the Act prevents the disclosure of information through a court order or subpoena in connection with a criminal proceeding or if the disclosure is in regard to a completed traffic crash investigation. Changes drone usage reporting requirements of law enforcement agencies to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Makes other changes, and amends the School Code to make conforming changes. Provides that a drone may not be used over a school unless the parents are notified by a principal or administrator prior to the use of the drone.

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2023-05-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
2023-05-02SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
2023-05-02SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
2023-05-02SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
2023-05-02SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
2023-05-02SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
2023-03-31SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2023-03-31SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2023-03-23SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 31, 2023
2023-03-21SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
2023-03-21SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
2023-03-17SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2023-03-17SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
2023-03-10SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 24, 2023
2023-02-15SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2023-02-07SenateAssigned to Executive
2023-02-02SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
2023-01-31SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2023-01-24SenateReferred to Assignments
2023-01-24SenateFirst Reading
2023-01-24SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105510-27.1CNew CodeSee Bill Text
105534-240New CodeSee Bill Text
507058.5New CodeSee Bill Text
7251671Amended CodeCitation Text
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72516717New CodeSee Bill Text
72516720Amended CodeCitation Text
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