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