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Public Act 103-0063


Public Act 0063 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0063
SB0214 EnrolledLRB103 05995 DTM 51019 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 Public Employee Disability Act is amended
by adding Section 2 as follows:
    (5 ILCS 345/2 new)
    Sec. 2. Illness disability benefit.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Eligible employee" means any full-time law enforcement
officer or full-time firefighter, including a full-time
paramedic or a firefighter who performs paramedic duties, who
is employed by any unit of local government, including any
home rule unit.
    "Illness" means any illness, disease, or condition the
presence of which in a community results in the declaration of
a disaster or emergency by a State, county, or municipal
    (b) Whenever an eligible employee suffers an illness in
the line of duty which causes the employee to be unable to
perform the employee's duties, the employee shall continue to
be paid by the employing public entity on the same basis as the
employee was paid before the illness, with no deduction from
the employee's sick leave credits, compensatory time for
overtime accumulations or vacation, or service credits in a
public pension fund during the time the employee is unable to
perform the employee's duties due to the result of the
illness, but not longer than one year in relation to the same
    (c) At any time during the period for which continuing
compensation is required by this Act, the employing public
entity may order at the expense of that entity physical or
medical examinations of the ill person to determine the degree
of disability.
    (d) During this period of disability, the ill person shall
not be employed in any other manner, with or without a monetary
compensation. Any person who is employed in violation of this
subsection forfeits the continuing compensation provided by
this Act from the time such employment begins. Any salary
compensation due to the ill person from workers' compensation
or any salary due to the employee from any type of insurance
which may be carried by the employing public entity shall
revert to that entity during the time for which continuing
compensation is paid to the employee under this Act. Any
person with a disability receiving compensation under the
provisions of this Act shall not be entitled to any benefits
for which the employee would qualify because of the employee's
disability under the provisions of the Illinois Pension Code.
    (e) Pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of
Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, this Act
specifically denies and limits the exercise by home rule units
of any power which is inconsistent herewith, and all existing
laws and ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are hereby
superseded. This Act does not preempt the concurrent exercise
by home rule units of powers consistent herewith.
    This Act does not apply to any home rule unit with a
population of over 1,000,000.

Effective Date: 1/1/2024