Bill Status of HB4615 99th General Assembly
Short Description: MOTOR VEHICLE PURSUIT-POLICE
Rep. John M. Cabello - Edward J. Acevedo - Brian W. Stewart - Jerry Costello, II - John D. Anthony
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Peace Officer Motor Vehicle Pursuit Act. Provides that a peace officer is authorized to initiate a motor vehicle pursuit when the officer is able to articulate a reason to believe the occupant of a fleeing vehicle: (1) has committed or attempted to commit a forcible felony involving the infliction or threatened infliction of great bodily harm; (2) is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon or an object or device that the peace officer reasonably believes to be a deadly weapon; or (3) otherwise indicates he or she will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless apprehended immediately. Provides that a peace officer engaged in a motor vehicle pursuit shall activate both the rotating or flashing lights and the siren of his or her police vehicle. Provides that a peace officer who is driving a police vehicle equipped with a video camera shall ensure the camera is activated at all times while engaged in a pursuit or fleeing and eluding incident. Provides for police officer pursuit training. Preempts home rule. Amends the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act. Provides that neither a local public entity nor a public employee is liable for an injury caused by a peace officer motor vehicle pursuit conducted in good faith under the requirements of the Peace Officer Motor Vehicle Pursuit Act, unless the pursuit was conducted by the peace officer in a willful and wanton manner. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the Illinois Police Training Act to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2017.