Public Act 90-0646 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0646

HB3843 Enrolled                                LRB9011410MWpc

    AN ACT to amend the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act by
changing Section 2.

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

    Section  5.   The  Peace  Officer Firearm Training Act is
amended by changing Section 2 as follows:

    (50 ILCS 710/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 516)
    Sec. 2. Training course for peace officers.
    (a)  Successful  completion  of  a  40  hour  course   of
training  in  use  of  a  suitable  type  firearm  shall be a
condition  precedent  to  the  possession  and  use  of  that
respective  firearm  by  any  peace  officer in this State in
connection with the officer's official duties.  The  training
must  be  approved  by  the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
Standards Board ("the Board") and may  be  given  in  logical
segments  but must be completed within 6 months from the date
of  the  officer's  initial  employment.   To   satisfy   the
requirements  of  this  Act,  the  training  must include the
         (1)  Instruction in the dangers  of  misuse  of  the
    firearm,  safety  rules,  and  care  and  cleaning of the
         (2)  Practice firing on a  range  and  qualification
    with   the  firearm  in  accordance  with  the  standards
    established by the Board.
         (3)  Instruction in the legal use of firearms  under
    the Criminal Code of 1961 and relevant court decisions.
         (4)  A  forceful  presentation  of  the  ethical and
    moral considerations assumed by any  person  who  uses  a
    (b)  Any  officer  who  successfully  completes the Basic
Training Course prescribed for recruits by the Board shall be
presumed to have satisfied the requirements of this Act.
    (c)  The Board shall cause the  training  courses  to  be
conducted  twice  each  year  within  each of the Mobile Team
Regions, but no training course need be held when  there  are
no police officers requiring the training.
    (d)  This  Act  shall  not  apply  to auxiliary policemen
authorized by Section 3.1-30-20  of  the  Illinois  Municipal
Code,  except  that  the training course provided for in that
Section shall contain a presentation of the  ethical,  moral,
and  legal  considerations  to  be  taken into account by any
person who uses a firearm.
    (e)  The Board may waive, or may conditionally waive, the
40 hour course of training if, in the  Board's  opinion,  the
officer  has  previously  successfully  completed a course of
similar content  and  duration.   In  cases  of  waiver,  the
officer   shall   demonstrate   his   or  her  knowledge  and
proficiency by passing the written  examination  on  firearms
and  by  successfully passing the range qualification portion
of the prescribed course of training.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119; 88-461; 88-586, eff. 8-12-94.)

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

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