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Full Text of HB6242  97th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced , by Rep. Jim Sacia


50 ILCS 135/12

    Amends the Local Government Employees Political Rights Act. Provides that any law enforcement officer who is elected to the Illinois General Assembly shall be granted a leave of absence without compensation during his or her term of office. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Local Governmental Employees Political
5Rights Act is amended by changing Section 12 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 135/12)
7    Sec. 12. Elective and appointed office.
8    (a) A member of any fire department or fire protection
9district may:
10        (1) be a candidate for elective public office and serve
11    in that public office if elected;
12        (2) be appointed to any public office and serve in that
13    public office if appointed; and
14        (3) as long as the member is not in uniform and not on
15    duty, solicit votes and campaign funds and challenge voters
16    for the public office for which the member is a candidate.
17    (b) A firefighter or law enforcement officer who is elected
18to the Illinois General Assembly shall, upon written
19application to the employer, be granted a leave of absence
20without compensation during his or her term of office.
21(Source: P.A. 94-316, eff. 7-25-05; 95-142, eff. 8-13-07.)
22    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon



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1becoming law.