Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Law Enforcement Support Program Confidentiality Act. Provides that information, omissions, confessions, or other communication obtained by a participant in a peer support program involving a peer support counselor from a law enforcement officer, public safety employee, peace officer, firefighter, or emergency services personnel shall be considered confidential information and shall not be released to any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a court, administrative agency or tribunal, or public officer or employer, unless: (1) to the extent it appears necessary to prevent the commission of an act that is likely to result in a clear imminent risk of serious physical injury or death of a person or persons; (2) when required by court order; or (3) when, after full disclosure has been provided, the person who made the confession, admission, or other communication has given specific written consent. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a provision permitting the Department of State Police to deny an application for or to revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a person who has been a patient of a mental health facility within the past 5 years is not applicable to an active law enforcement officer employed by a unit of government, unless the Department receives an affirmative statement by a treating clinical psychologist or physician that the law enforcement officer is a threat to himself or herself, another person, or the public. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that an employer of an officer shall not make possession of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of continued employment. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill. Provides that nothing in this provision shall otherwise impair an employer's ability to determine an officer's fitness for duty. Provides that on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, a provision requiring that the Act applies only to the extent there is no collective bargaining agreement currently in effect dealing with the subject matter shall not apply to the prohibition requiring a Firearm Owner's Identification Card as a condition of continued employment, but a collective bargaining agreement already in effect on the effective date of the amendatory Act cannot be modified. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1. Provides that an employer of an officer shall not make possession of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of continued employment if the officer's Firearm Owner's Identification Card is revoked or seized because the officer has been a patient of a mental health facility and the officer has not been determined to pose a clear and present danger to himself, herself, or others as determined by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner. Effective immediately.