Bill Status of HB5319 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CO-RESPONDER PILOT PROG-PEORIA
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth and Michael Kelly
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Peoria Co-Responder Pilot Program Division in the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the Peoria Police Department shall establish, subject to appropriation, a co-response unit no later than 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, including the hiring of personnel as provided in the Division. Provides that the unit is responsible for conducting initial or follow-up visits for individuals who may benefit from mental or behavioral health services rather than a traditional law enforcement response. Provides that the unit shall utilize community resources, including a unit-integrated Social Services Unit (social workers integrated in juvenile and adult investigations), to connect individuals with appropriate services. Provides that the Department's Special Response Team officers will respond to resolve violent or armed emotionally distressed persons. Provides that the unit's 3 primary areas of focus shall be mental and behavioral health, substance use disorder services, and homelessness issues. Includes provisions relating to unit duties, social workers of the unit, and training. Defines terms. Repeals the division on January 1, 2029.