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Full Text of SB0450  95th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 2/8/2007, by Sen. John J. Millner


65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-9   from Ch. 24, par. 10-2.1-9

    Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning appointments by the board of fire and police commissioners.

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1     AN ACT concerning law enforcement.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5 changing Section 10-2.1-9 as follows:
6     (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-9)  (from Ch. 24, par. 10-2.1-9)
7     Sec. 10-2.1-9. Original appointments; Preferences;
8 Limitation.
9     (a) The The board of fire and police commissioners shall
10 give preference for original appointment to persons designated
11 in Section 10-2.1-8 whose names appear on any register of
12 eligibles resulting from an examination for original entrance
13 in the classified service of the fire and police departments of
14 any municipality coming under the provisions of this Division
15 2.1 by adding to the final grade average which they receive or
16 will receive as the result of any examination held for original
17 entrance, 5 points. The board shall also give preference to
18 persons eligible under subsection (b) as provided in that
19 subsection. The numerical result thus attained shall be applied
20 by the board of fire and police commissioners in determining
21 the position of such persons on any eligibility list which has
22 been created as the result of any examination for original
23 entrance for purposes of preference in certification and



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1 appointment from such eligibility list. The board shall strike
2 off the names of candidates for original appointment after such
3 names have been on the list for more than 2 years.
4     (b) All persons who, on or after the effective date of this
5 amendatory Act of 1993, have been paid-on-call certified
6 firefighters II, paramedics, or any combination of those
7 capacities, of the municipality shall be awarded 0.5 point for
8 each year of successful service in one or more of those
9 capacities, up to a maximum of 5 points at the time of
10 examination for original appointment to the classified service
11 of the fire department. Certified firefighters III shall be
12 awarded one point per year up to a maximum of 5 points.
13 Applicants from outside the municipality who were employed as
14 full-time firefighters or firefighter-paramedics by a fire
15 protection district or another municipality for at least 2
16 years shall have the same preference as paid-on-call personnel.
17 These additional points presuppose a rating scale totalling 100
18 points available for the eligibility list. If more or fewer
19 points are used in the rating scale for the eligibility list,
20 the points awarded under this subsection shall be increased or
21 decreased by a factor equal to the total possible points
22 available for the examination divided by 100.
23     No person entitled to additional points under this
24 subsection shall be required to claim that preference or credit
25 before an examination is held. The preference shall be given
26 after the posting or publication of the eligibility list. To



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1 qualify for the preference, applicants who are eligible for
2 credit under this subsection shall make a claim for that
3 credit, in writing, within 10 days after the posting of the
4 eligibility list, or the claim shall be deemed waived. Upon
5 request by the board of fire and police commissioners, the
6 governing body of the municipality or (in the case of
7 applicants from outside the municipality) the governing body of
8 any fire protection district or any other municipality shall
9 certify to the board of fire and police commissioners, within
10 10 days of the request, the number of years of successful
11 paid-on-call service of any person. A candidate may not receive
12 preference points under this subsection if the amount of points
13 awarded would place the candidate before a veteran on the
14 eligibility list.
15 (Source: P.A. 88-440.)