Bill Text: IL HB1895 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled

Bill Title: Amends the Local Governmental Acceptance of Credit Cards Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-28 - Sent to the Governor [HB1895 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB1895-Enrolled.html

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1 AN ACT concerning local government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Officer Greg
5Lindmark Memorial Law.
6 Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
7changing Section 7 as follows:
8 (50 ILCS 705/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
9 Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
10adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
11include but not be limited to the following:
12 a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
13 which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
14 include but not be limited to courses of procedural
15 justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
16 seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
17 human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
18 including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
19 criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
20 and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
21 traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
22 enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control

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1 and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
2 physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
3 firearms training, training in the use of electronic
4 control devices, including the psychological and
5 physiological effects of the use of those devices on
6 humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
7 resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
8 antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
9 of Section 5-23 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
10 Dependency Act, handling of juvenile offenders,
11 recognition of mental conditions, including, but not
12 limited to, the disease of addiction, which require
13 immediate assistance and methods to safeguard and provide
14 assistance to a person in need of mental treatment,
15 recognition of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and
16 self-neglect of adults with disabilities and older adults,
17 as defined in Section 2 of the Adult Protective Services
18 Act, crimes against the elderly, law of evidence, the
19 hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases with an
20 emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase, and
21 physical training. The curriculum shall include specific
22 training in techniques for immediate response to and
23 investigation of cases of domestic violence and of sexual
24 assault of adults and children, including cultural
25 perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual
26 abuse as well as interview techniques that are trauma

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1 informed, victim centered, and victim sensitive. The
2 curriculum shall include training in techniques designed
3 to promote effective communication at the initial contact
4 with crime victims and ways to comprehensively explain to
5 victims and witnesses their rights under the Rights of
6 Crime Victims and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims
7 Compensation Act. The curriculum shall also include
8 training in effective recognition of and responses to
9 stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress experienced by
10 police officers. The curriculum shall also include a block
11 of instruction aimed at identifying and interacting with
12 persons with autism and other developmental or physical
13 disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes
14 against persons with autism, and addressing the unique
15 challenges presented by cases involving victims or
16 witnesses with autism and other developmental
17 disabilities. The curriculum for permanent police officers
18 shall include but not be limited to (1) refresher and
19 in-service training in any of the courses listed above in
20 this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any of the
21 subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
22 for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
23 subjects and fields to be selected by the board. The
24 training in the use of electronic control devices shall be
25 conducted for probationary police officers, including
26 University police officers.

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1 b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
2 and equipment requirements.
3 c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
4 d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
5 probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
6 before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
7 law enforcement officer for a participating local
8 governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
9 training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
10 resuscitation).
11 e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
12 probationary county corrections officer must
13 satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
14 permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
15 participating local governmental agency.
16 f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
17 probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
18 complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
19 a court security officer for a participating local
20 governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
21 training requirements which it considers appropriate for
22 court security officers and shall certify schools to
23 conduct that training.
24 A person hired to serve as a court security officer
25 must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
26 his or her successful completion of the training course;

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1 (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
2 training program of similar content and number of hours
3 that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
4 provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
5 determination that the training course is unnecessary
6 because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
7 experience.
8 Individuals who currently serve as court security
9 officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
10 that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
11 this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
12 date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
13 absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
14 forfeit his or her position.
15 All individuals hired as court security officers on or
16 after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
17 shall be certified within 12 months of the date of their
18 hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or
19 they shall forfeit their positions.
20 The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
21 Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
22 shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
23 applications to become court security officers and who meet
24 the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
25 Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
26 Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall

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1 establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
2 verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
3 Act and as established by the Board.
4 g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
5 police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
6 Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
7 use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
8 civil rights, human rights, and cultural competency.
9 h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
10 police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
11 annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
12 use of force training which shall include scenario based
13 training, or similar training approved by the Board.
14(Source: P.A. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 98-358, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463,
15eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16;
1699-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff.