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Full Text of HB0051  101st General Assembly


Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

Filed: 5/24/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 51 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Peter Mendez
6    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
7changing Section 7 as follows:
8    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
9    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
10adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
11include, but not be limited to, the following:
12        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
13    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
14    include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
15    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and



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1    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
2    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
3    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
4    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
5    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
6    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
7    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
8    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
9    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
10    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
11    control devices, including the psychological and
12    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
13    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
14    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
15    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
16    of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
17    of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
18    and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
19    addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
20    and methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person
21    in need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
22    financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
23    disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
24    the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
25    elderly, law of evidence, the hazards of high-speed police
26    vehicle chases with an emphasis on alternatives to the



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1    high-speed chase, and physical training. The curriculum
2    shall include specific training in techniques for
3    immediate response to and investigation of cases of
4    domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
5    children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
6    of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
7    techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,
8    victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
9    shall include training in techniques designed to promote
10    effective communication at the initial contact with crime
11    victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
12    witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
13    and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
14    The curriculum shall also include training in effective
15    recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
16    post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers. The
17    curriculum shall also include a block of instruction aimed
18    at identifying and interacting with persons with autism and
19    other developmental or physical disabilities, reducing
20    barriers to reporting crimes against persons with autism,
21    and addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
22    involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
23    developmental disabilities. The curriculum shall also
24    include instruction in trauma-informed responses designed
25    to ensure the physical safety and well-being of a child of
26    an arrested parent or immediate family member; this



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1    instruction must include, but is not limited to: (1)
2    understanding the trauma experienced by the child while
3    maintaining the integrity of the arrest and safety of
4    officers, suspects, and other involved individuals; (2)
5    de-escalation tactics that would include the use of force
6    when reasonably necessary; and (3) inquiring whether a
7    child will require supervision and care. The curriculum for
8    permanent police officers shall include, but not be limited
9    to: (1) refresher and in-service training in any of the
10    courses listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced
11    courses in any of the subjects listed above in this
12    subparagraph, (3) training for supervisory personnel, and
13    (4) specialized training in subjects and fields to be
14    selected by the board. The training in the use of
15    electronic control devices shall be conducted for
16    probationary police officers, including University police
17    officers.
18        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
19    and equipment requirements.
20        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
21        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
22    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
23    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
24    law enforcement officer for a participating local
25    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
26    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary



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1    resuscitation).
2        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
3    probationary county corrections officer must
4    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
5    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
6    participating local governmental agency.
7        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
8    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
9    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
10    a court security officer for a participating local
11    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
12    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
13    court security officers and shall certify schools to
14    conduct that training.
15        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
16    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
17    his or her successful completion of the training course;
18    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
19    training program of similar content and number of hours
20    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
21    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
22    determination that the training course is unnecessary
23    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
24    experience.
25        Individuals who currently serve as court security
26    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in



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1    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
2    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
3    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
4    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
5    forfeit his or her position.
6        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
7    after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
8    89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
9    their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board,
10    or they shall forfeit their positions.
11        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
12    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
13    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
14    applications to become court security officers and who meet
15    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
16    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
17    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
18    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
19    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
20    Act and as established by the Board.
21        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
22    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
23    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
24    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
25    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
26    response, and cultural competency.



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1        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
2    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
3    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
4    use of force training which shall include scenario based
5    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
6(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
7eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
8100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
98-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.".