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Public Act 101-0192


Public Act 0192 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0192
SB0190 EnrolledLRB101 07756 JRG 52805 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Personnel Code is amended by changing
Section 8b.1 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 415/8b.1)  (from Ch. 127, par. 63b108b.1)
    Sec. 8b.1. For open competitive examinations to test the
relative fitness of applicants for the respective positions.
    Tests shall be designed to eliminate those who are not
qualified for entrance into or promotion within the service,
and to discover the relative fitness of those who are
qualified. The Director may use any one of or any combination
of the following examination methods which in his judgment best
serves this end: investigation of education; investigation of
experience; test of cultural knowledge; test of capacity; test
of knowledge; test of manual skill; test of linguistic ability;
test of character; test of physical fitness; test of
psychological fitness. No person with a record of misdemeanor
convictions except those under Sections 11-1.50, 11-6, 11-7,
11-9, 11-14, 11-15, 11-17, 11-18, 11-19, 11-30, 11-35, 12-2,
12-6, 12-15, 14-4, 16-1, 21.1-3, 24-3.1, 24-5, 25-1, 28-3,
31-1, 31-4, 31-6, 31-7, 32-1, 32-2, 32-3, 32-4, and 32-8,
subdivisions (a)(1) and (a)(2)(C) of Section 11-14.3, and
sub-sections 1, 6 and 8 of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of
1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or arrested for any cause
but not convicted thereon shall be disqualified from taking
such examinations or subsequent appointment, unless the person
is attempting to qualify for a position which would give him
the powers of a peace officer, in which case the person's
conviction or arrest record may be considered as a factor in
determining the person's fitness for the position. The
eligibility conditions specified for the position of Assistant
Director of Healthcare and Family Services in the Department of
Healthcare and Family Services in Section 5-230 of the
Departments of State Government Law (20 ILCS 5/5-230) shall be
applied to that position in addition to other standards, tests
or criteria established by the Director. All examinations shall
be announced publicly at least 2 weeks in advance of the date
of the examinations and may be advertised through the press,
radio and other media. The Director may, however, in his
discretion, continue to receive applications and examine
candidates long enough to assure a sufficient number of
eligibles to meet the needs of the service and may add the
names of successful candidates to existing eligible lists in
accordance with their respective ratings.
    The Director may, in his discretion, accept the results of
competitive examinations conducted by any merit system
established by federal law or by the law of any State, and may
compile eligible lists therefrom or may add the names of
successful candidates in examinations conducted by those merit
systems to existing eligible lists in accordance with their
respective ratings. No person who is a non-resident of the
State of Illinois may be appointed from those eligible lists,
however, unless the requirement that applicants be residents of
the State of Illinois is waived by the Director of Central
Management Services and unless there are less than 3 Illinois
residents available for appointment from the appropriate
eligible list. The results of the examinations conducted by
other merit systems may not be used unless they are comparable
in difficulty and comprehensiveness to examinations conducted
by the Department of Central Management Services for similar
positions. Special linguistic options may also be established
where deemed appropriate.
    When an agency requests an open competitive eligible list
from the Department, the Director shall also provide to the
agency a Successful Disability Opportunities Program eligible
candidate list.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2020.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020