Rep. Denyse Stoneback

Filed: 3/16/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3483 on page 2, by
3replacing lines 10 and 11 with the following:
4    "Section 10. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended
5by changing Section 7 and by adding Section 7.1 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
7    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
8adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
9include, but not be limited to, the following:
10        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
11    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
12    include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
13    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
14    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
15    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
16    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,



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1    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
2    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
3    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
4    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
5    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
6    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
7    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
8    control devices, including the psychological and
9    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
10    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
11    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
12    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
13    of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act,
14    handling of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental
15    conditions and crises, including, but not limited to, the
16    disease of addiction, which require immediate assistance
17    and response and methods to safeguard and provide
18    assistance to a person in need of mental treatment,
19    recognition of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and
20    self-neglect of adults with disabilities and older adults,
21    as defined in Section 2 of the Adult Protective Services
22    Act, crimes against the elderly, law of evidence, the
23    hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases with an
24    emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase, and
25    physical training. The curriculum shall include specific
26    training in techniques for immediate response to and



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1    investigation of cases of domestic violence and of sexual
2    assault of adults and children, including cultural
3    perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual
4    abuse as well as interview techniques that are age
5    sensitive and are trauma informed, victim centered, and
6    victim sensitive. The curriculum shall include training in
7    techniques designed to promote effective communication at
8    the initial contact with crime victims and ways to
9    comprehensively explain to victims and witnesses their
10    rights under the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act
11    and the Crime Victims Compensation Act. The curriculum
12    shall also include training in effective recognition of
13    and responses to stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress
14    experienced by police officers that is consistent with
15    Section 25 of the Illinois Mental Health First Aid
16    Training Act in a peer setting, including recognizing
17    signs and symptoms of work-related cumulative stress,
18    issues that may lead to suicide, and solutions for
19    intervention with peer support resources. The curriculum
20    shall include a block of instruction addressing the
21    mandatory reporting requirements under the Abused and
22    Neglected Child Reporting Act. The curriculum shall also
23    include a block of instruction aimed at identifying and
24    interacting with persons with autism and other
25    developmental or physical disabilities, reducing barriers
26    to reporting crimes against persons with autism, and



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1    addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
2    involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
3    developmental disabilities. The curriculum shall include
4    training in the detection and investigation of all forms
5    of human trafficking. The curriculum shall also include
6    instruction in trauma-informed responses designed to
7    ensure the physical safety and well-being of a child of an
8    arrested parent or immediate family member; this
9    instruction must include, but is not limited to: (1)
10    understanding the trauma experienced by the child while
11    maintaining the integrity of the arrest and safety of
12    officers, suspects, and other involved individuals; (2)
13    de-escalation tactics that would include the use of force
14    when reasonably necessary; and (3) inquiring whether a
15    child will require supervision and care. The curriculum
16    for permanent police officers shall include, but not be
17    limited to: (1) refresher and in-service training in any
18    of the courses listed above in this subparagraph, (2)
19    advanced courses in any of the subjects listed above in
20    this subparagraph, (3) training for supervisory personnel,
21    and (4) specialized training in subjects and fields to be
22    selected by the board. The training in the use of
23    electronic control devices shall be conducted for
24    probationary police officers, including University police
25    officers. The curriculum shall also include training on
26    the use of a firearms restraining order by providing



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1    instruction on the process used to file a firearms
2    restraining order, how to identify situations in which a
3    firearms restraining order is appropriate, and how to
4    promote a firearms restraining order in a domestic
5    violence situation.
6        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
7    and equipment requirements.
8        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
9        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
10    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
11    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
12    law enforcement officer for a participating local
13    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
14    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
15    resuscitation).
16        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
17    probationary county corrections officer must
18    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
19    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
20    participating local governmental agency.
21        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
22    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
23    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
24    a court security officer for a participating local
25    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
26    training requirements which it considers appropriate for



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



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1    Commission, shall maintain a list of all individuals who
2    have filed applications to become court security officers
3    and who meet the eligibility requirements established
4    under this Act. Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or
5    the Sheriff's Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission
6    exists, shall establish a schedule of reasonable intervals
7    for verification of the applicants' qualifications under
8    this Act and as established by the Board.
9        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
10    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
11    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
12    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
13    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
14    response, officer wellness, reporting child abuse and
15    neglect, and cultural competency.
16        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
17    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
18    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
19    use of force training which shall include scenario based
20    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
21(Source: P.A. 100-121, eff. 1-1-18; 100-247, eff. 1-1-18;
22100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 100-910, eff.
231-1-19; 101-18, eff. 1-1-20; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 101-215,
24eff. 1-1-20; 101-224, eff. 8-9-19; 101-375, eff. 8-16-19;
25101-564, eff. 1-1-20; revised 9-10-19.)"; and



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1on page 3, by inserting immediately after line 1, the
3    "(c) If adequate training is unavailable, the Illinois Law
4Enforcement Training Standards Board may approve training to
5be conducted by a third party.".