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Full Text of SB1611  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Firefighter Training Leave of Absence Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Agency" means any branch, department, board, committee,
8or commission of State government. "Agency" does not include a
9unit of local government, school district, or board of
10election commissioners.
11    "State employee" means a permanent, full-time employee who
12has been employed by an agency for a period of 6 months or more
13and is a member of any fire department or fire protection
14district recognized by the State Fire Marshal.
15    Section 10. Leave of absence for firefighter training.
16    (a) A State employee shall be granted leave from his or her
17State employment for firefighter training as follows:
18        (1) on one occasion, for up to 200 hours, to
19    participate in training necessary to obtain Basic
20    Operations Firefighter certification from the State Fire
21    Marshal while attending a State Fire Marshal-approved fire
22    academy; and



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1        (2) special or advanced training annually, not to
2    exceed 80 hours, after obtaining Basic Operations
3    Firefighter certification from the State Fire Marshal for
4    courses that will lead to additional certification by the
5    State Fire Marshal.
6    (b) The maximum leaves of absence under this Act for any
7calendar year may not exceed 200 hours. During a leave of
8absence, the employee's seniority and other benefits shall
9continue to accrue.
10    (c) During a leave of absence for basic, special, or
11advanced training, the State employee shall continue to
12receive his or her regular compensation as a State employee.
13If the State employee receives compensation for basic,
14special, or advanced training, the State employee shall
15receive his or her regular compensation as a State employee
16minus the amount of his or her compensation for basic,
17special, or advanced training.
18    (d) A State employee who wishes to obtain a leave of
19absence under this Act shall request in advance for the leave
20of absence and may take the leave of absence only after
21obtaining approval from the State employee's agency. A leave
22of absence may not be denied to a State employee who requests
23leave under this Section and who has provided notification of
24the leave at least 14 calendar days prior to the requested
25leave date. A State employee who provides less than 14
26calendar days' notice of the leave may be denied leave if the



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1State employee's agency demonstrates that the leave would
2create a health or safety hazard in the workplace. If the leave
3is denied, written notification must be provided to the
4employee within 24 hours after the employee's request for
5leave. Once the leave has been approved, approval for the
6leave may not be rescinded.
7    Section 15. Rules. The Department of Central Management
8Services and the Comptroller shall adopt joint rules to
9develop procedures for the implementation of this Act.