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Full Text of SB1587  97th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning the State Police.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The State Police Act is amended by changing
5Section 9 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 2610/9)  (from Ch. 121, par. 307.9)
7    Sec. 9. Appointment; qualifications.
8    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the
9appointment of Department of State Police officers shall be
10made from those applicants who have been certified by the Board
11as being qualified for appointment. All persons so appointed
12shall, at the time of their appointment, be not less than 21
13years of age, or 20 years of age and have successfully
14completed 2 years of law enforcement studies at an accredited
15college or university. Any person appointed subsequent to
16successful completion of 2 years of such law enforcement
17studies shall not have power of arrest, nor shall he be
18permitted to carry firearms, until he reaches 21 years of age.
19In addition, all persons so certified for appointment shall be
20of sound mind and body, be of good moral character, be citizens
21of the United States, have no criminal records, possess such
22prerequisites of training, education and experience as the
23Board may from time to time prescribe, and shall be required to



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1pass successfully such mental and physical tests and
2examinations as may be prescribed by the Board. All persons who
3have been honorably discharged and who have been awarded an
4Afghan or Iraqi campaign medal by the military or naval
5services of the United States are deemed to have met the
6collegiate educational requirements, notwithstanding any Board
7rule. Preference shall be given in such appointments to persons
8who have honorably served in the military or naval services of
9the United States. All appointees shall serve a probationary
10period of 12 months from the date of appointment and during
11that period may be discharged at the will of the Director.
12However, the Director may in his or her sole discretion extend
13the probationary period of an officer up to an additional 6
14months when to do so is deemed in the best interest of the
16    (b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Act, after
17July 1, 1977 and before July 1, 1980, the Director of State
18Police may appoint and promote not more than 20 persons having
19special qualifications as special agents as he deems necessary
20to carry out the Department's objectives. Any such appointment
21or promotion shall be ratified by the Board.
22    (c) During the 90 days following the effective date of this
23amendatory Act of 1995, the Director of State Police may
24appoint up to 25 persons as State Police officers. These
25appointments shall be made in accordance with the requirements
26of this subsection (c) and any additional criteria that may be



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1established by the Director, but are not subject to any other
2requirements of this Act. The Director may specify the initial
3rank for each person appointed under this subsection.
4    All appointments under this subsection (c) shall be made
5from personnel certified by the Board. A person certified by
6the Board and appointed by the Director under this subsection
7must have been employed by the Illinois Commerce Commission on
8November 30, 1994 in a job title subject to the Personnel Code
9and in a position for which the person was eligible to earn
10"eligible creditable service" as a "noncovered employee", as
11those terms are defined in Article 14 of the Illinois Pension
13    Persons appointed under this subsection (c) shall
14thereafter be subject to the same requirements and procedures
15as other State police officers. A person appointed under this
16subsection must serve a probationary period of 12 months from
17the date of appointment, during which he or she may be
18discharged at the will of the Director.
19    This subsection (c) does not affect or limit the Director's
20authority to appoint other State Police officers under
21subsection (a) of this Section.
22(Source: P.A. 92-313, eff. 1-1-02.)
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.