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(225 ILCS 447/35-45)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
Armed proprietary security force.
(a) All financial institutions or commercial or industrial operations that employ one or more
armed employees shall register their security forces
with the Department on forms provided by the Department. Registration subjects the security force to all of the requirements of Section 35-40. For the purposes of this Section,
"financial institution" includes a bank, savings and loan
association, credit union, currency exchange, or company
providing armored car services.
(b) All armed employees of the registered
proprietary security force must complete a 20-hour basic
training course and all the firearm training requirements of Section 35-40.
(c) Every proprietary security force is required to
apply to the Department, on forms supplied by the Department,
for a firearm control card for each armed employee. Each armed
employee shall have the employee's fingerprints submitted to the
Department of State Police in an electronic format that
complies with the form and manner for requesting and
furnishing criminal history record information as prescribed
by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be
checked against the Department of State Police and Federal
Bureau of Investigation criminal history record databases. The Department of State Police shall
charge the armed employee a fee for conducting the criminal
history records check, which shall be deposited in the State
Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of
the records check. The Department of State Police shall
furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of
Illinois convictions to the Department. The Department may
require armed employees to pay a separate fingerprinting fee,
either to the Department or directly to the vendor. The
Department, in its discretion, may allow an armed employee who
does not have reasonable access to a designated vendor to
provide the employee's fingerprints in an alternative manner. The
Department, in its discretion, may also use other procedures
in performing or obtaining criminal background checks of armed
employees. Instead of submitting the employee's fingerprints, an
individual may submit proof that is satisfactory to the
Department that an equivalent security clearance has been
conducted. Also, an individual who has retired as a peace
officer within 12 months before application may submit
verification, on forms provided by the Department and signed
by the employee's employer, of the employee's previous full-time
employment as a peace officer.
(d) The Department may provide rules for the
administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-152, eff. 1-1-22; 103-309, eff. 1-1-24