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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Personnel Code is amended by changing
5Section 8b.1 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 415/8b.1)  (from Ch. 127, par. 63b108b.1)
7    Sec. 8b.1. For open competitive examinations to test the
8relative fitness of applicants for the respective positions.
9    Tests shall be designed to eliminate those who are not
10qualified for entrance into or promotion within the service,
11and to discover the relative fitness of those who are
12qualified. The Director may use any one of or any combination
13of the following examination methods which in his judgment best
14serves this end: investigation of education; investigation of
15experience; test of cultural knowledge; test of capacity; test
16of knowledge; test of manual skill; test of linguistic ability;
17test of character; test of physical fitness; test of
18psychological fitness. No person with a record of misdemeanor
19convictions except those under Sections 11-1.50, 11-6, 11-7,
2011-9, 11-14, 11-15, 11-17, 11-18, 11-19, 11-30, 11-35, 12-2,
2112-6, 12-15, 14-4, 16-1, 21.1-3, 24-3.1, 24-5, 25-1, 28-3,
2231-1, 31-4, 31-6, 31-7, 32-1, 32-2, 32-3, 32-4, and 32-8,
23subdivisions (a)(1) and (a)(2)(C) of Section 11-14.3, and



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1sub-sections 1, 6 and 8 of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of
21961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or arrested for any cause
3but not convicted thereon shall be disqualified from taking
4such examinations or subsequent appointment, unless the person
5is attempting to qualify for a position which would give him
6the powers of a peace officer, in which case the person's
7conviction or arrest record may be considered as a factor in
8determining the person's fitness for the position. The
9eligibility conditions specified for the position of Assistant
10Director of Healthcare and Family Services in the Department of
11Healthcare and Family Services in Section 5-230 of the
12Departments of State Government Law (20 ILCS 5/5-230) shall be
13applied to that position in addition to other standards, tests
14or criteria established by the Director. All examinations shall
15be announced publicly at least 2 weeks in advance of the date
16of the examinations and may be advertised through the press,
17radio and other media. The Director may, however, in his
18discretion, continue to receive applications and examine
19candidates long enough to assure a sufficient number of
20eligibles to meet the needs of the service and may add the
21names of successful candidates to existing eligible lists in
22accordance with their respective ratings.
23    The Director may, in his discretion, accept the results of
24competitive examinations conducted by any merit system
25established by federal law or by the law of any State, and may
26compile eligible lists therefrom or may add the names of



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1successful candidates in examinations conducted by those merit
2systems to existing eligible lists in accordance with their
3respective ratings. For any position filled prior to January 1,
42020, no No person who is a non-resident of the State of
5Illinois may be appointed from those eligible lists, however,
6unless the requirement that applicants be residents of the
7State of Illinois is waived by the Director of Central
8Management Services and unless there are less than 3 Illinois
9residents available for appointment from the appropriate
10eligible list. For any position filled after December 31, 2019,
11no person may be appointed to a position based in the State of
12Illinois from any eligible list unless that person becomes a
13resident of the State of Illinois within 3 months from the
14person's first day of employment in that position or unless the
15residency requirement is waived for just cause by the Director
16of Central Management Services. The results of the examinations
17conducted by other merit systems may not be used unless they
18are comparable in difficulty and comprehensiveness to
19examinations conducted by the Department of Central Management
20Services for similar positions. Special linguistic options may
21also be established where deemed appropriate.
22(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.