Comments: IL HB0786 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Park District Code. Prohibits a park district from knowingly engaging a volunteer who has been convicted of or found to be a child sex offender. Provides that every park district shall require volunteers to complete an application prior to beginning work as a volunteer, which shall include a question concerning whether they have been convicted of or found to be a child sex offender. Provides that if a current volunteer is convicted of or found to be a child sex offender, the volunteer shall immediately disclose the conviction or finding to the park district. Provides for penalties for a volunteer who fails to disclose his or her sex offender status. Defines "volunteer" to mean 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. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-4)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-24 - Passed Both Houses [HB0786 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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