Public Act 90-0478 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0478

SB25 Enrolled                                  LRB9000869SMcw

    AN ACT to amend the Housing  Authorities  Act  by  adding
Section 8.1c.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Housing Authorities  Act  is  amended  by
adding Section 8.1c as follows:

    (310 ILCS 10/8.1c new)
    Sec.  8.1c.  Citizens  Review  Board.   A Citizens Review
Board  is  established  for  the  housing  authority  in  any
municipality having over 500,000 inhabitants to  monitor  the
housing authority police force.
    The  Board shall consist of 9 members with 5 appointed by
the executive director of the housing authority, 2  appointed
by  the  housing  authority's Central Advisory Council, and 2
appointed by the housing authority's Senior Advisory Council.
The initial terms of the members shall be  one, 2, 3, 4,  and
5  years for the members appointed by the executive director,
one and 2 years for the  members  appointed  by  the  Central
Advisory  Council,  and  one  and  2  years  for  the members
appointed by the Senior  Advisory  Council.   The  appointing
authority  shall  determine which initial term each appointee
shall serve.  Each successor of  the  initial  members  shall
serve  for a term of 4 years. The initial appointments to the
Board shall be made within 30 days of the effective  date  of
this  amendatory  Act  of 1997. The Board shall select one of
its members to serve as chairperson.  The  Board  may,  after
notice and a hearing, remove by majority vote a member of the
Board  who  has  been  found  guilty  of  neglect  of duty or
malfeasance. If a member of the Board resigns or is  removed,
the   official  or  body  that  would  appoint  the  member's
successor shall appoint a person to serve  the  remainder  of
the  member's term. After a member's term expires, the member
shall continue to serve until a successor  is  appointed  and
    Subject  to  collective  bargaining agreements, the Board
has the authority,  after  holding  a  hearing,  to  suspend,
terminate,  or  take  other  disciplinary  action  against  a
housing authority police officer if:
         (1)  the  officer  is   found  by  the Board to have
    physically abused a tenant or his or her guest while  the
    officer was on  duty;
         (2)  the  officer  is  found  by  the  Board to have
    entered the residence of a housing authority  tenant  and
    was neither (i) executing a legally issued arrest warrant
    or  search  warrant for that residence nor (ii) otherwise
    lawfully present in the residence; or
         (3)  the officer is  found  by  the  Board  to  have
    physically  abused  a  person on or off housing authority
    property while performing his or her duty  as  a  housing
    authority police officer.

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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