Full Text of HB5761 102nd General Assembly
HB5761 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 11/16/2022, by Rep. Cyril Nichols
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Counties Code. Establishes a smart pole pilot program in
Cook County. Provides that the Cook County Board of Commissioners shall
designate an area in Cook County to implement the program. Provides that
the designated program area shall not be an area that is serviced by the
Chicago Transit Authority train system but must be an area that has been
determined by the Board of Commissioners to have a high incidence of gun
violence. Provides that, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly,
Cook County shall contract with one or more minority-owned businesses to
install smart poles in the designated program area. Provides that the
smart poles shall be constructed, located, and programmed in order to
reduce crime in the designated program area. Requires annual reports to
the General Assembly and Governor beginning December 31, 2024. Repeals the
provisions on January 1, 2028. Effective January 1, 2023.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
5-1188 as follows:
(55 ILCS 5/5-1188 new)
Smart pole pilot program.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Minority-owned business" has the meaning given to that
term in Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities,
Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
"Smart pole" means a multi-function streetlight pole that
has one or more color-changing LED lights, an integrated
speaker, and the capacity to be remotely controlled and
wirelessly connected to another smart pole. A smart pole may
also have an emergency call system or integrated graphic sign.
(b) A smart pole pilot program is established in Cook
County. The Cook County Board of Commissioners shall designate
an area in Cook County for the smart pole pilot program to be
implemented. The area designated by the Board of Commissioners
for the implementation of the program shall not be an area that
is serviced by the Chicago Transit Authority train system, but
it must be an area that has been determined by the Board of
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Commissioners to have a high incidence of gun violence.
(c) Subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, Cook
County shall contract with one or more minority-owned
businesses to install smart poles in the designated program
area. The smart poles shall be constructed, located, and
programmed in order to reduce crime in the designated program
(d) By December 31, 2024, and by December 31 of each year
thereafter, the Cook County Board of Commissioners shall
submit a report to the General Assembly and Governor detailing
how the smart pole pilot program has assisted in the reduction
of crime, if at all.
(e) This Section is repealed January 1, 2028.
This Act takes effect January