MCCARTHY-MCGUIRE-MAY-HANNIG-MCKEON AND DART.
ELDRLY SERV OFFICER ACT-CREAT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Elderly Service Officer Act. Requires each police
department with at least 10 sworn officers and each county sheriff to
employ a senior citizens advocate/liaison known as an Elderly Service
Officer. Requires each county sheriff to make the services of an
Elderly Service Officer available to police departments with fewer
than 10 sworn officers. Establishes training standards for Elderly
Service Officers and prescribes their duties. Preempts home rule.
Provides that the provisions of the Act are not reimbursable mandates.
Amends various Acts to make cross references to the Elderly Service
FISCAL NOTE (Office of the Attorney General)
HB 686 would have an initial annual cost of $121,000 for the
Elderly Service Officer and an Administrative Assistant.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Requires police departments with at least 25 sworn police
officers to have an Elderly Services Officer. Deletes the requirement
that the county sheriff must make the services of an Elderly Service
Office available to police departments that employ fewer than 10 sworn
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards
Board shall annually publish a list of police departments that comply
with this Act and shall annually publish a list of police departments
that do not comply with this Act.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Provides that a county sheriff's office must have at least 25
sworn police officers before it is required to appoint an Elderly
Service Officer. Requires compliance with the Act by July 1, 2002.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 4.
In a Section concerning the duties of an Elderly Service Officer,
requires an Elderly Service Officer to conduct a thorough
investigation (instead of a thorough preliminary investigation) of
a crime committed against an elderly person and, in conducting the
investigation, requires the Elderly Service Officer to obtain
(instead of preliminary statements).
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 4 SENATE - 0
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