Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois; also amends the Illinois Police Training Act, the State Mandates Act, and the Illinois Vehicle Code. Requires the Department of State Police to provide training to State Police officers concerning sensitivity toward racial and ethnic differences. Requires the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board to provide for similar training for probationary police officers. Provides for a 4-year traffic stop statistical study based on information that must be recorded on the face of a uniform traffic citation, warning citation, or uniform stop card by State and local law enforcement officers. Provides that no reimbursement by the State is required for the implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.
Amends the Freedom of Information Act and the Illinois Vehicle Code. Replaces all of the bill's provisions amending the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that from January 1, 2004 until December 31, 2007, whenever a State or local law enforcement officer issues a uniform traffic citation or warning citation for a violation of the Code, or otherwise stops a motorist for an alleged violation of the Code, the officer must record certain information, including the officer's subjective determination of the stopped person's race. Requires law enforcement agencies to collect and transmit the recorded data to the Department of Transportation. Requires the Department to analyze the data for evidence of statistically significant aberrations concerning the race of stopped motorists and to make annual reports. Makes information concerning the identity of law enforcement officers and drivers exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
Fiscal Note (S-AM 1)(Illinois State Police)
If Senate Bill 30, Amendment #1 were to become law, new traffic tickets and new stop cards would need to be procured and officers trained in their use resulting in additional printing costs up to $40,000 to the Illinois State Police.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Requires the Department of Transportation to provide a standardized law enforcement data compilation form on its website. Provides that every law enforcement agency shall, by March 1 in each of the years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, compile the traffic stop statistical study data on the standardized law enforcement data compilation form provided by the Department and transmit the data to the Department. Requires the Department to report its data analysis findings by July (instead of March) 1. Provides that funding shall come from federal highway safety funds available to Illinois (instead of from federal funds or from State and community grants or highway safety grants), as directed by the Governor. Requires the Department, in consultation with certain law enforcement agencies, officials, and organizations and community groups and other experts, to undertake a study to determine the best use of technology to collect, compile, and analyze the traffic stop statistical study data, and requires a report by March 1, 2004.