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      40 ILCS 5/7-109.3         from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-109.3
      30 ILCS 805/8.21 new
          Amends the  Illinois  Municipal  (IMRF)  Article  of  the
      Pension  Code  to  remove  language  requiring an affirmative
      resolution from the employer before airport police may become
      eligible for the sheriff's law enforcement employee  formula.
      Amends  the  State  Mandates  Act  to  require implementation
      without reimbursement.  Effective immediately.
 1        AN ACT to amend the Illinois  Pension  Code  by  changing
 2    Section 7-109.3 and to amend the State Mandates Act.
 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:
 5        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Pension  Code  is  amended  by
 6    changing Section 7-109.3 as follows:
 7        (40 ILCS 5/7-109.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-109.3)
 8        Sec. 7-109.3.  "Sheriff's Law Enforcement Employees".
 9        (a)  "Sheriff's law enforcement employee" means:
10             (1)  A  county  sheriff and all deputies, other than
11        special deputies, employed on a full time  basis  in  the
12        office of the sheriff.
13             (2)  A person who has elected to participate in this
14        Fund  under  Section  3-109.1  of  this  Code, and who is
15        employed  by  a  participating  municipality  to  perform
16        police duties.
17             (3)  A law enforcement officer employed  on  a  full
18        time  basis  by a Forest Preserve District, provided that
19        such officer shall be deemed a "sheriff's law enforcement
20        employee" for the purposes of this Article,  and  service
21        in  that  capacity  shall  be  deemed  to be service as a
22        sheriff's law enforcement employee, only if the board  of
23        commissioners of the District have so elected by adoption
24        of  an affirmative resolution.  Such election, once made,
25        may not be rescinded.
26             (4)  A person not eligible to participate in a  fund
27        established  under Article 3 of this Code who is employed
28        on a full-time basis by a participating  municipality  or
29        participating instrumentality to perform police duties at
30        an  airport,  but  only if the governing authority of the
31        employer has approved sheriff's law enforcement  employee
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 1        status for its airport police employees by adoption of an
 2        affirmative  resolution.   Such approval, once given, may
 3        not be rescinded.
 4        (b)  An employee  who  is  a  sheriff's  law  enforcement
 5    employee  prior  to the time for which he is granted military
 6    leave or authorized leave of absence  shall  receive  service
 7    credit  in that capacity. Sheriff's law enforcement employees
 8    shall not be entitled to out of State  service  credit  under
 9    Section 7-139.
10    (Source: P.A. 86-273; 87-850.)
11        Section  90.  The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
12    Section 8.21 as follows:
13        (30 ILCS 805/8.21 new)
14        Sec. 8.21. Exempt mandate.   Notwithstanding  Sections  6
15    and  8 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required
16    for  the  implementation  of  any  mandate  created  by  this
17    amendatory Act of 1997.
18        Section 99. Effective date.  This Act takes  effect  upon
19    becoming law.

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