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Full Text of HB2766  101st General Assembly


Sen. Terry Link

Filed: 5/17/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2766 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the First
5Responders Suicide Prevention Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7    "Emergency services provider" means any public employer
8that employs persons to provide firefighting services.
9    "Emergency services personnel" means any employee of an
10emergency services provider who is engaged in providing
11firefighting services.
12    "Law enforcement agency" means any county sheriff,
13municipal police department, police department established by
14a university, the Department of State Police, the Department of
15Corrections, the Department of Children and Family Services,
16the Division of Probation Services of the Supreme Court, the



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1Office of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator, and other local or
2county agency comprised of county probation officers,
3corrections employees, or 9-1-1 telecommunicators or emergency
4medical dispatchers.
5    "Peer support advisor" means an employee, approved by the
6law enforcement agency or the emergency provider, who
7voluntarily provides confidential support and assistance to
8fellow employees experiencing personal or professional
9problems. An emergency services provider or law enforcement
10agency shall provide peer support advisors with an appropriate
11level of training in counseling to provide emotional and moral
13    "Peer support counseling program" means a program
14established by an emergency services provider, a law
15enforcement agency, or collective bargaining organization to
16train employees to serve as peer support advisors to conduct
17peer support counseling sessions.
18    "Peer support counseling session" means communication with
19a peer support advisor designated by an emergency services
20provider or law enforcement agency. A peer support counseling
21session is accomplished primarily through listening,
22assessing, assisting with problem-solving, making referrals to
23a professional when necessary and conducting follow-up as
25    "Public safety personnel" means any employee of a law
26enforcement agency.



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1    Section 10. Establishment of peer support program;
2applicability. Any emergency services provider, law
3enforcement agency, or collective bargaining organization that
4creates a peer support program is subject to this Act. An
5emergency services provider, law enforcement agency, or
6collective bargaining organization shall ensure that peer
7support advisors receive appropriate training in counseling to
8conduct peer support counseling sessions. Emergency services
9personnel and public safety personnel may refer any person to a
10peer support advisor within the emergency services provider or
11law enforcement agency, or if those services are not available
12within the agency, to another peer support counseling program
13that is available and approved by the emergency services
14provider or law enforcement agency. Notwithstanding any other
15provision of this Act, public safety personnel may not mandate
16that any employee participate in a peer support counseling
18    Section 20. Confidentiality; exemptions.
19    (a) Any communication made by an employee of an emergency
20services provider or law enforcement agency or peer support
21advisor in a peer support counseling session and any oral or
22written information conveyed in the peer support counseling
23session is confidential and may not be disclosed by any person
24participating in the peer support counseling session and shall



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1not be released to any person or entity.
2    (b) Any communication relating to a peer support counseling
3session made confidential under this Section that is made
4between peer support advisors and the supervisors or staff of a
5peer support counseling program, or between the supervisor or
6staff of a peer support counseling program, is confidential and
7may not be disclosed.
8    (c) This Section does not prohibit any communications
9between counselors who conduct peer support counseling
10sessions or any communications between counselors and the
11supervisors or staff of a peer support counseling program.
12    (c-5) Any communication described in subsection (a) or (b)
13is subject to subpoena for good cause shown.
14    (d) This Section does not apply to:
15        (1) any threat of suicide or homicide made by a
16    participant in a peer support counseling session or any
17    information conveyed in a peer support counseling session
18    related to a threat of suicide or homicide;
19        (2) any information mandated by law or agency policy to
20    be reported, including, but not limited to, domestic
21    violence, child abuse or neglect, or elder abuse or
22    neglect;
23        (3) any admission of criminal conduct; or
24        (4) an admission or act of refusal to perform duties to
25    protect others or the employee of the emergency services
26    provider or law enforcement agency.



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1    (e) All communications, notes, records, and reports
2arising out of a peer support counseling session are not
3subject to disclosure under Section 7.5 of the Freedom of
4Information Act.
5    (e-5) A department that establishes a peer support
6counseling program shall develop a policy or rule that imposes
7disciplinary measures against a peer support advisor who
8violates the confidentiality of the peer support counseling
9program by sharing information learned in a peer support
10counseling session with department personnel who are not
11supervisors or staff of the peer support counseling program,
12unless the information is related to the exemptions in
13subsection (d).
14    (f) A cause of action exists for public safety personnel or
15emergency services personnel if the emergency services
16provider or law enforcement agency uses confidential
17information obtained during a confidential peer support
18counseling session conducted by a law enforcement agency or by
19an emergency services provider for an adverse employment action
20against the participant.
21    Section 25. Judicial proceedings. Any oral communication
22or written information made or conveyed by a participant or
23peer support advisor in a peer support counseling session is
24not admissible in any judicial proceeding, arbitration
25proceeding, or other adjudicatory proceeding, except to the



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1extent necessary to enforce subsection (f) of Section 20.
2    Section 30. First Responders Suicide Task Force.
3    (a) The First Responders Suicide Task Force is created to
4pursue recommendations to help reduce the risk and rates of
5suicide among first responders, along with developing a
6mechanism to help reduce the risk and rates of suicide among
7first responders. The Task Force shall be composed of the
8following members:
9        (1) the Director of State Police or his or her
10    designee;
11        (2)the Director of Public Health or his or her
12    designee;
13        (3) 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed
14    by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom
15    shall serve as co-chair;
16        (4) 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed
17    by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;
18        (5) 2 members of the Senate appointed by the President
19    of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as co-chair;
20        (6) 2 members of the Senate appointed by the Minority
21    Leader of the Senate;
22        (7) 2 members who represent 2 different mental health
23    organizations, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the
24    House of Representatives and one appointed by the Minority
25    Leader of the Senate;



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1        (8) one member who represents an organization that
2    advocates on behalf of police appointed by the Speaker of
3    the House of Representatives;
4        (9) one member who represents the Chicago Police
5    Department appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
6    Representatives;
7        (10) 2 members who represent organizations that
8    advocate on behalf of firefighters appointed by the
9    President of the Senate;
10        (11) one member who represents the Chicago Fire
11    Department appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;
12    and
13        (12) one member who represents an organization that
14    advocates on behalf of sheriffs in the State of Illinois
15    appointed by the President of the Senate.
16    (b) Members of the Task Force shall be appointed within 30
17days after the effective date of this Act and shall serve
18without compensation. The Task Force shall begin meeting no
19later than 30 days after all members have been appointed. The
20Department of State Police shall provide administrative
21support for the Task Force, and if the subject matter is either
22sensitive or classified, the Task Force may hold its hearings
23in private.
24    (c) The Task Force shall issue a final report to the
25General Assembly on or December 31, 2020 and, one year after
26the filing of its report, is dissolved.



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1    Section 35. Other provisions of law. Nothing in this Act
2limits or reduces any confidentiality protections or legal
3privileges that are otherwise provided by law or rule,
4including, but not limited to, local ordinance, State or
5federal law, or court rule. Any confidentiality provision
6enacted by local ordinance on or after the effective date of
7this Act may not diminish the protections enumerated in this
9    Section 105. The Freedom of Information Act is amended by
10changing Section 7.5 as follows:
11    (5 ILCS 140/7.5)
12    Sec. 7.5. Statutory exemptions. To the extent provided for
13by the statutes referenced below, the following shall be exempt
14from inspection and copying:
15        (a) All information determined to be confidential
16    under Section 4002 of the Technology Advancement and
17    Development Act.
18        (b) Library circulation and order records identifying
19    library users with specific materials under the Library
20    Records Confidentiality Act.
21        (c) Applications, related documents, and medical
22    records received by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
23    Procedures Board and any and all documents or other records



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1    prepared by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
2    Procedures Board or its staff relating to applications it
3    has received.
4        (d) Information and records held by the Department of
5    Public Health and its authorized representatives relating
6    to known or suspected cases of sexually transmissible
7    disease or any information the disclosure of which is
8    restricted under the Illinois Sexually Transmissible
9    Disease Control Act.
10        (e) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
11    under Section 30 of the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
12        (f) Firm performance evaluations under Section 55 of
13    the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying
14    Qualifications Based Selection Act.
15        (g) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
16    and exempted under Section 50 of the Illinois Prepaid
17    Tuition Act.
18        (h) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
19    under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and
20    records of any lawfully created State or local inspector
21    general's office that would be exempt if created or
22    obtained by an Executive Inspector General's office under
23    that Act.
24        (i) Information contained in a local emergency energy
25    plan submitted to a municipality in accordance with a local
26    emergency energy plan ordinance that is adopted under



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1    Section 11-21.5-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
2        (j) Information and data concerning the distribution
3    of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by carriers
4    under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
5        (k) Law enforcement officer identification information
6    or driver identification information compiled by a law
7    enforcement agency or the Department of Transportation
8    under Section 11-212 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
9        (l) Records and information provided to a residential
10    health care facility resident sexual assault and death
11    review team or the Executive Council under the Abuse
12    Prevention Review Team Act.
13        (m) Information provided to the predatory lending
14    database created pursuant to Article 3 of the Residential
15    Real Property Disclosure Act, except to the extent
16    authorized under that Article.
17        (n) Defense budgets and petitions for certification of
18    compensation and expenses for court appointed trial
19    counsel as provided under Sections 10 and 15 of the Capital
20    Crimes Litigation Act. This subsection (n) shall apply
21    until the conclusion of the trial of the case, even if the
22    prosecution chooses not to pursue the death penalty prior
23    to trial or sentencing.
24        (o) Information that is prohibited from being
25    disclosed under Section 4 of the Illinois Health and
26    Hazardous Substances Registry Act.



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1        (p) Security portions of system safety program plans,
2    investigation reports, surveys, schedules, lists, data, or
3    information compiled, collected, or prepared by or for the
4    Regional Transportation Authority under Section 2.11 of
5    the Regional Transportation Authority Act or the St. Clair
6    County Transit District under the Bi-State Transit Safety
7    Act.
8        (q) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
9    Personnel Record Records Review Act.
10        (r) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
11    Illinois School Student Records Act.
12        (s) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
13    under Section 5-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
14        (t) All identified or deidentified health information
15    in the form of health data or medical records contained in,
16    stored in, submitted to, transferred by, or released from
17    the Illinois Health Information Exchange, and identified
18    or deidentified health information in the form of health
19    data and medical records of the Illinois Health Information
20    Exchange in the possession of the Illinois Health
21    Information Exchange Authority due to its administration
22    of the Illinois Health Information Exchange. The terms
23    "identified" and "deidentified" shall be given the same
24    meaning as in the Health Insurance Portability and
25    Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, or any
26    subsequent amendments thereto, and any regulations



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1    promulgated thereunder.
2        (u) Records and information provided to an independent
3    team of experts under the Developmental Disability and
4    Mental Health Safety Act (also known as Brian's Law).
5        (v) Names and information of people who have applied
6    for or received Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under
7    the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or applied for
8    or received a concealed carry license under the Firearm
9    Concealed Carry Act, unless otherwise authorized by the
10    Firearm Concealed Carry Act; and databases under the
11    Firearm Concealed Carry Act, records of the Concealed Carry
12    Licensing Review Board under the Firearm Concealed Carry
13    Act, and law enforcement agency objections under the
14    Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
15        (w) Personally identifiable information which is
16    exempted from disclosure under subsection (g) of Section
17    19.1 of the Toll Highway Act.
18        (x) Information which is exempted from disclosure
19    under Section 5-1014.3 of the Counties Code or Section
20    8-11-21 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
21        (y) Confidential information under the Adult
22    Protective Services Act and its predecessor enabling
23    statute, the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, including
24    information about the identity and administrative finding
25    against any caregiver of a verified and substantiated
26    decision of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an



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1    eligible adult maintained in the Registry established
2    under Section 7.5 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
3        (z) Records and information provided to a fatality
4    review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team Advisory
5    Council under Section 15 of the Adult Protective Services
6    Act.
7        (aa) Information which is exempted from disclosure
8    under Section 2.37 of the Wildlife Code.
9        (bb) Information which is or was prohibited from
10    disclosure by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
11        (cc) Recordings made under the Law Enforcement
12    Officer-Worn Body Camera Act, except to the extent
13    authorized under that Act.
14        (dd) Information that is prohibited from being
15    disclosed under Section 45 of the Condominium and Common
16    Interest Community Ombudsperson Act.
17        (ee) Information that is exempted from disclosure
18    under Section 30.1 of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
19        (ff) Information that is exempted from disclosure
20    under the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
21        (gg) Information that is prohibited from being
22    disclosed under Section 7-603.5 of the Illinois Vehicle
23    Code.
24        (hh) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
25    Section 1A-16.7 of the Election Code.
26        (ii) Information which is exempted from disclosure



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1    under Section 2505-800 of the Department of Revenue Law of
2    the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
3        (jj) Information and reports that are required to be
4    submitted to the Department of Labor by registering day and
5    temporary labor service agencies but are exempt from
6    disclosure under subsection (a-1) of Section 45 of the Day
7    and Temporary Labor Services Act.
8        (kk) Information prohibited from disclosure under the
9    Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
10        (ll) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
11    and exempted under Section 5-30.8 of the Illinois Public
12    Aid Code.
13        (mm) (ll) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
14    Section 4.2 of the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
15        (nn) (ll) Information that is exempt from disclosure
16    under Section 70 of the Higher Education Student Assistance
17    Act.
18        (oo) Communications, notes, records, and reports
19    arising out of a peer support counseling session prohibited
20    from disclosure under the First Responders Suicide
21    Prevention Act.
22        (pp) Names and all identifying information relating to
23    an employee of an emergency services provider or law
24    enforcement agency under the First Responders Suicide
25    Prevention Act.
26(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-298, eff. 8-6-15; 99-352,



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1eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-776, eff. 8-12-16;
299-863, eff. 8-19-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17; 100-22, eff. 1-1-18;
3100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-373, eff. 1-1-18; 100-464, eff.
48-28-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 100-517,
5eff. 6-1-18; 100-646, eff. 7-27-18; 100-690, eff. 1-1-19;
6100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 100-887, eff. 8-14-18; revised
8    Section 110. The Department of State Police Law of the
9Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
10Section 2605-610 as follows:
11    (20 ILCS 2605/2605-610 new)
12    Sec. 2605-610. Possession of a Firearm Owner's
13Identification Card. The Department shall not make possession
14of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of
15continued employment if the State Police officer's Firearm
16Owner's Identification Card is revoked or seized because the
17State Police officer has been a patient of a mental health
18facility and the State Police officer has not been determined
19to pose a clear and present danger to himself, herself, or
20others as determined by a physician, clinical psychologist, or
21qualified examiner. Nothing is this Section shall otherwise
22impair an employer's ability to determine a State Police
23officer's fitness for duty. A collective bargaining agreement
24already in effect on this issue on the effective date of this



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1amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly cannot be
2modified, but on or after the effective date of this amendatory
3Act of the 101st General Assembly, the employer cannot require
4a Firearm Owner's Identification Card as a condition of
5continued employment in a collective bargaining agreement. The
6employer shall document if and why a State Police officer has
7been determined to pose a clear and present danger.
8    Section 115. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
9changing Section 7 as follows:
10    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
11    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
12adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
13include, but not be limited to, the following:
14        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
15    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
16    include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
17    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
18    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
19    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
20    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
21    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
22    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
23    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
24    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control



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1    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
2    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
3    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
4    control devices, including the psychological and
5    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
6    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
7    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
8    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
9    of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
10    of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
11    and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
12    addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
13    and methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person
14    in need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
15    financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
16    disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
17    the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
18    elderly, law of evidence, the hazards of high-speed police
19    vehicle chases with an emphasis on alternatives to the
20    high-speed chase, and physical training. The curriculum
21    shall include specific training in techniques for
22    immediate response to and investigation of cases of
23    domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
24    children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
25    of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
26    techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,



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1    victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
2    shall include training in techniques designed to promote
3    effective communication at the initial contact with crime
4    victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
5    witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
6    and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
7    The curriculum shall also include training in effective
8    recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
9    post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers that
10    is consistent with Section 25 of the Illinois Mental Health
11    First Aid Training Act in a peer setting. The curriculum
12    shall also include a block of instruction aimed at
13    identifying and interacting with persons with autism and
14    other developmental or physical disabilities, reducing
15    barriers to reporting crimes against persons with autism,
16    and addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
17    involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
18    developmental disabilities. The curriculum for permanent
19    police officers shall include, but not be limited to: (1)
20    refresher and in-service training in any of the courses
21    listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in
22    any of the subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3)
23    training for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized
24    training in subjects and fields to be selected by the
25    board. The training in the use of electronic control
26    devices shall be conducted for probationary police



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1    officers, including University police officers.
2        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
3    and equipment requirements.
4        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
5        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
6    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
7    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
8    law enforcement officer for a participating local
9    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
10    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
11    resuscitation).
12        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
13    probationary county corrections officer must
14    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
15    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
16    participating local governmental agency.
17        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
18    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
19    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
20    a court security officer for a participating local
21    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
22    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
23    court security officers and shall certify schools to
24    conduct that training.
25        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
26    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to



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1    his or her successful completion of the training course;
2    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
3    training program of similar content and number of hours
4    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
5    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
6    determination that the training course is unnecessary
7    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
8    experience.
9        Individuals who currently serve as court security
10    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
11    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
12    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
13    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
14    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
15    forfeit his or her position.
16        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
17    after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
18    89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
19    their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board,
20    or they shall forfeit their positions.
21        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
22    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
23    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
24    applications to become court security officers and who meet
25    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
26    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's



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1    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
2    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
3    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
4    Act and as established by the Board.
5        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
6    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
7    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
8    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
9    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
10    response, and cultural competency.
11        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
12    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
13    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
14    use of force training which shall include scenario based
15    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
16(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
17eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
18100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
198-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
20    Section 117. The Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act
21is amended by changing Section 7.2 as follows:
22    (50 ILCS 725/7.2)
23    Sec. 7.2. Possession of a Firearm Owner's Identification
24Card. An employer of an officer shall not make possession of a



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1Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of continued
2employment if the officer's Firearm Owner's Identification
3Card is revoked or seized because the officer has been a
4patient of a mental health facility and the officer has not
5been determined to pose a clear and present danger to himself,
6herself, or others as determined by a physician, clinical
7psychologist, or qualified examiner. Nothing is this Section
8shall otherwise impair an employer's ability to determine an
9officer's fitness for duty. On and after the effective date of
10this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, Section 6 of
11this Act shall not apply to the prohibition requiring a Firearm
12Owner's Identification Card as a condition of continued
13employment, but a collective bargaining agreement already in
14effect on that issue on the effective date of this amendatory
15Act of the 100th General Assembly cannot be modified. The
16employer shall document if and why an officer has been
17determined to pose a clear and present danger.
18(Source: P.A. 100-911, eff. 8-17-18.)
19    Section 120. The Illinois Fire Protection Training Act is
20amended by changing Section 8 as follows:
21    (50 ILCS 740/8)  (from Ch. 85, par. 538)
22    Sec. 8. Rules and minimum standards for schools. The Office
23shall adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which
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1        a. Minimum courses of study, resources, facilities,
2    apparatus, equipment, reference material, established
3    records and procedures as determined by the Office.
4        b. Minimum requirements for instructors.
5        c. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
6    trainee must satisfactorily complete before being eligible
7    for permanent employment as a firefighter fire fighter in
8    the fire department of a participating local governmental
9    agency. Those requirements shall include training in first
10    aid (including cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and training
11    in the administration of opioid antagonists as defined in
12    paragraph (1) of subsection (e) of Section 5-23 of the
13    Substance Use Disorder Act.
14        d. Training in effective recognition of and responses
15    to stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress experienced
16    by firefighters that is consistent with Section 25 of the
17    Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act in a peer
18    setting.
19(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19.)
20    Section 130. The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
213-6012.2 as follows:
22    (55 ILCS 5/3-6012.2 new)
23    Sec. 3-6012.2. Mental health specialists; sheriff's
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1resources, including counselors or therapists, are available
2to each sheriff's office's employees, whether through direct
3employment by that office, contract employment, or other means.
4    Section 135. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5adding Sections 11-1-14 and 11-6-11 as follows:
6    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-14 new)
7    Sec. 11-1-14. Mental health specialists; police. The
8corporate authorities of each municipality which has
9established a police department shall ensure that mental health
10resources, including counselors or therapists, are available
11to that police department's employees, whether through direct
12employment by that department, contract employment, or other
14    (65 ILCS 5/11-6-11 new)
15    Sec. 11-6-11. Mental health specialists; fire. The
16corporate authorities of each municipality which has
17established firefighting services shall ensure that mental
18health resources, including counselors or therapists, are
19available to that fire department's employees, whether through
20direct employment by that department, contract employment, or
21other means.
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1becoming law.".