Comments: IL HB3653 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Statewide Use of Force Standardization Act. Provides that it is the intent of the General Assembly to establish statewide use of force standards for law enforcement agencies. Creates the No Representation Without Population Act. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall prepare redistricting population data to reflect incarcerated persons at their residential address prior to incarceration. Provides that this data shall be the basis of the Legislative and Representative Districts required to be created pursuant to Section 3 of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that incarcerated populations residing at unknown geographic locations within the State shall not be used to determine the ideal population of any set of districts, wards, or precincts. Creates the Reporting of Deaths in Custody Act. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall create a standardized form to be used for the purpose of collecting information about persons who die in custody of a law agency, a local or State correctional facility in the State, or a peace officer. Creates the Task Force on Constitutional Rights and Remedies Act. Creates the Task Force on Constitutional Rights and Remedies. Provides that the Task Force shall review available research, best practices, and effective interventions to formulate recommendations. Provides that the Task Force shall produce a report detailing the Task Force's findings and recommendations and needed resources. The Task Force shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor. Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that notwithstanding any provision of this Act, employers shall not be required to bargain over matters relating to the discipline or discharge of peace officers. Provisions in existing collective bargaining agreements that address the discipline or discharge of peace officers shall lapse by operation of law on the renewal or extension of existing collective bargaining agreements by whatever means, or the approval of a collective bargaining agreement by the corporate authorities of the employer after the effective date of this Act, without imposing a duty to bargain on employers. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes it official misconduct for an employee of a law enforcement agency to knowingly fail to turn on or turn off an officer-worn body camera when there is a reasonable opportunity to act in a manner that is consistent with the officer-worn body camera policy of the respective law enforcement agency or when he or she knowingly uses or communicates, directly or indirectly, information acquired in the course of employment. Provides that an employee of a law enforcement agency commits misconduct when he or she knowingly misrepresents facts describing an incident in a police report or during investigations regarding the law enforcement employee's conduct. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Abolishes cash bail. Provides for pretrial release and eligibility for that release. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Changes the terms for mandatory supervised release. Makes other changes. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that deliberations for decisions of the Illinois State Police Merit Board, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and the Certification Review Panel regarding certification and decertification of law enforcement officers are not open meetings under the Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that information which is prohibited from disclosure by the Illinois Police Training Act is not subject to disclosure under the Act. Provides that records contained in the Officer Professional Conduct Database, except to the extent authorized under that provision are not subject to disclosure under the Act. Amends the State Employee Indemnification Act. Includes in the definition of "employee" the members of the Certification Review Panel. Amends the State Police Act concerning discipline of Illinois State Police officers and the appointment of the Illinois State Police Merit Board. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Changes the misdemeanor offenses for which a law enforcement officer may be decertified. Grants the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board the power: (1) to review and ensure all law enforcement officers remain in compliance with the Act, and any administrative rules adopted under the Act; and (2) to suspend any certificate for a definite period, limit or restrict any certificate, or revoke any certificate. Creates the Illinois Law Enforcement Certification Review Panel to make recommendations to the Board on the decertification of law enforcement officers. Effective July 1, 2021, except for certain provisions that are effective either January 1, 2022, January 1, 2023, or January 1, 2025.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)

Status: (Enrolled - Dead) 2021-01-14 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford [HB3653 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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