Full Text of SB4155 102nd General Assembly
SB4155 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/9/2022, by Sen. Chapin Rose
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
30 ILCS 105/5.970 new
Creates the Fund the Police Act. Contains findings. Creates the Fund
the Police Grant Fund and provides that moneys the Illinois Law
Enforcement Training Standards Board receives from the fund must be used
for the purpose of make grants to units of local
government for the
purposes of: (1) hiring, rehiring, and retention of law enforcement
officers, including hiring and retention incentives and overtime; (2)
funding body camera mandates, including, but not limited to, the purchase,
storage, and other necessary expenses for running local body camera
programs, and purchasing law enforcement equipment designed to keep
officers and their communities safe; (3) funding additional law
enforcement training, including funding for Mobile Team In-Service
Training Units throughout the State; (4) assisting with outreach and
community policing activities; and (5) assisting with mental health
treatment for individuals in county jails. Provides that the Board may set
rules relating to requirements for the distribution of grant moneys and
determine which law enforcement agencies are eligible and shall consider
compliance with the Uniform Crime Reporting Act as a factor in awarding
grant moneys. Provides that moneys in the Fund the Police Grant Fund may
not be appropriated, assigned, or transferred to another State fund.
Provides for a continuing appropriation at the beginning of each fiscal
year of $125,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Fund the Police
Grant Fund. Amends the State Finance Act by making conforming changes.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
the Police Act.
The General Assembly finds that:
(1) Illinois communities, large and small, have
recently experienced spikes in violence and theft
resulting in loss of life, loss of property, and a
diminished sense of security for the people of Illinois.
(2) Senseless violence has snuffed out the lives of
men, women, and children from all walks of life and
backgrounds and has caused irreversible harm to businesses
of all sizes across the State.
(3) Chicago alone recorded more than 4,000 shootings
and 800 homicides in 2021. The homicide rate reflects a
level not seen in decades.
(4) Cook County, likewise, experienced nearly 1,100
homicides in 2021, the highest level of homicides in Cook
County since 1994.
(5) Other cities, such as Peoria and Champaign, also
broke homicide records in 2021, with Champaign's homicide
rate jumping 60% in a single year. Peoria and Chicago were
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ranked as two of the most dangerous cities in the United
(6) Similarly, between 2018 and 2020, aggravated
assaults across the State jumped 14%.
(7) Some property crimes also skyrocketed. Since 2019,
carjackings have tripled in Cook County. Organized retail
crime, a now-multi-billion-dollar racket, has ravaged
countless businesses in Chicago and the suburbs.
As used in this Act, "Board" means
the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.
Fund the Police Grant Fund; creation.
(a) The Fund the Police Grant Fund is created as a special
fund in the State treasury. From appropriations to the Board
from the Fund, the Board must make grants to units of local
government for the purposes of:
(1) hiring, rehiring, and retention of law enforcement
officers, including hiring and retention incentives and
(2) funding body camera mandates, including, but not
limited to, the purchase, storage, and other necessary
expenses for running local body camera programs, and
purchasing law enforcement equipment designed to keep
officers and their communities safe;
(3) funding additional law enforcement training,
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including funding for Mobile Team In-Service Training
Units throughout the State;
(4) assisting with outreach and community policing
(5) assisting with mental health treatment for
individuals in county jails.
Moneys received for the purposes of this Section,
including, but not limited to, fee receipts, gifts, grants,
and awards from any public or private entity, must be
deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the
Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
(b) The Board may by rule set requirements for the
distribution of grant moneys and determine which law
enforcement agencies are eligible.
(c) The Board shall consider compliance with the Uniform
Crime Reporting Act as a factor in awarding grant moneys.
No fund sweep; transfer.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, moneys in
the Fund the Police Grant Fund may not be appropriated,
assigned, or transferred to another State fund.
(b) At the beginning of each fiscal year, the State
Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall
transfer the sum of $125,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund
to the Fund the Police Grant Fund.
(c) The Governor shall submit to the General Assembly a
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proposed budget in which the Governor shall specify the total
amount of funds to be transferred from the General Revenue
Fund to the Fund the Police Grant Fund during the budget year,
which shall be no less than the total amount transferred
during the previous fiscal year. The Governor may submit a
proposed budget in which the total appropriated and
transferred amounts are less than the previous fiscal year if
the Governor declares in writing to the General Assembly the
reason for the lesser amounts.
The General Assembly shall legislatively transfer from the
General Revenue Fund to the Fund the Police Grant Fund for the
fiscal year a total amount that is no less than the total
amount transferred for the previous fiscal year. The General
Assembly may appropriate or transfer lesser amounts if it
declares by Joint Resolution the reason for the lesser
The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.970 as follows:
(30 ILCS 105/5.970 new)
The Fund the Police Grant Fund.