90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0509
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CNTY CD-SHERIFF QUALIFICATIONS                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Counties Code to establish certain  qualifications  to      
   be a candidate for the office of sheriff or to be elected or appointed      
   to the office of sheriff.  Effective immediately.                           
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Deletes as one of the qualifications that an applicant has a           
   high school diploma or its equivalent and has a minimum of 2 years          
   of specified law enforcement experience.                                    
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Amends the Counties Code to delete the provision that a person         
   shall not be elected or appointed to the office of sheriff unless that      
   person has submitted to a fingerprint and criminal record background        
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)                                    
          SB509 fails to create a State mandate.                               
          HOME RULE NOTE                                                       
          SB 509 does not preempt home rule authority.                         
          FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)                                                   
          SB509 imposes no additional requirements and does not have a         
          fiscal impact on units of local gov't.                               
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          55 ILCS 5/3-15012               from Ch. 34, par. 3-15012            
        Amends the  Counties  Code.   Changes  the  title  of  the  chief      
   executive  director  and  administrative  officer of the Department of      
   Corrections in counties with  more  than  1,000,000  inhabitants  from      
   Executive Director to Director.                                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          55 ILCS 5/3-7002                from Ch. 34, par. 3-7002             
          55 ILCS 5/3-7005                from Ch. 34, par. 3-7005             
        Amends  the  Counties  Code.  Provides  that  on  and  after  the      
   effective date of this amendatory Act, the Sheriff may, in his or  her      
   discretion  and  with  the  advice  and  consent  of the county board,      
   appoint 2 additional members to the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board.      
   Provides that the political affiliation of the  Board  shall  be  such      
   that  no  more than one-half of the members plus one additional member      
   may be affiliated with the same political  party.   Provides  that  at      
   least 40% of the members must be present to constitute a quorum.            
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0447

   Last action date: 97-08-16

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   2


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