Bill Status of HB2556 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PUBLIC SAFETY CONSENT DECREES
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Local Public Safety Consent Decree Act. Provides that a unit of local government, its officers, or its representatives may not enter into or amend a consent decree that may adversely impact public safety for a period longer than 10 years without the approval of the General Assembly through the adoption of a joint resolution by the General Assembly. Prohibits the General Assembly from approving the entering into or amendment of a consent decree that may adversely impact public safety for a period exceeding 15 years beyond the establishment of the consent decree. Limits home rule powers. Provides that a unit of local government or resident of a jurisdiction that is subject to a consent decree with a third party, where the consent decree is unlimited as to time, may challenge the reasonableness of an existing consent decree on specified grounds. Provides that the State may not challenge the applicability of the consent decrees of 1972, 1979, and 1983 in Shakman v. Democratic Organization of Cook County or its authority or governance over State operations, absent approval by a joint resolution of the General Assembly. Allows a suit against the State if the State is ever found by a Court to be outside the scope of the Shakman consent decrees and specifies the relief that may be granted in such a suit. Effective immediately.