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Full Text of HB0375  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. This Act may be referred to as Sam's Act.
5    Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
6changing Sections 7 and 10.17 as follows:
7    (50 ILCS 705/7)  (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
8    Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
9adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
10include but not be limited to the following:
11        a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
12    which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
13    include but not be limited to courses of procedural
14    justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
15    seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
16    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
17    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
18    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
19    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
20    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
21    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
22    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining



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1    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
2    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
3    control devices, including the psychological and
4    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
5    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
6    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
7    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
8    of Section 5-23 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
9    Dependency Act, handling of juvenile offenders,
10    recognition of mental conditions and crises, including,
11    but not limited to, the disease of addiction, which require
12    immediate assistance and response and methods to safeguard
13    and provide assistance to a person in need of mental
14    treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect, financial
15    exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with disabilities
16    and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of the Adult
17    Protective Services Act, crimes against the elderly, law of
18    evidence, the hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases
19    with an emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase,
20    and physical training. The curriculum shall include
21    specific training in techniques for immediate response to
22    and investigation of cases of domestic violence and of
23    sexual assault of adults and children, including cultural
24    perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual
25    abuse as well as interview techniques that are trauma
26    informed, victim centered, and victim sensitive. The



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1    curriculum shall include training in techniques designed
2    to promote effective communication at the initial contact
3    with crime victims and ways to comprehensively explain to
4    victims and witnesses their rights under the Rights of
5    Crime Victims and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims
6    Compensation Act. The curriculum shall also include a block
7    of instruction aimed at identifying and interacting with
8    persons with autism and other developmental or physical
9    disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes
10    against persons with autism, and addressing the unique
11    challenges presented by cases involving victims or
12    witnesses with autism and other developmental
13    disabilities. The curriculum for permanent police officers
14    shall include but not be limited to (1) refresher and
15    in-service training in any of the courses listed above in
16    this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any of the
17    subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
18    for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
19    subjects and fields to be selected by the board. The
20    training in the use of electronic control devices shall be
21    conducted for probationary police officers, including
22    University police officers.
23        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
24    and equipment requirements.
25        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
26        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a



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1    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
2    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
3    law enforcement officer for a participating local
4    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
5    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
6    resuscitation).
7        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
8    probationary county corrections officer must
9    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
10    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
11    participating local governmental agency.
12        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
13    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
14    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
15    a court security officer for a participating local
16    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
17    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
18    court security officers and shall certify schools to
19    conduct that training.
20        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
21    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
22    his or her successful completion of the training course;
23    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
24    training program of similar content and number of hours
25    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
26    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's



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1    determination that the training course is unnecessary
2    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
3    experience.
4        Individuals who currently serve as court security
5    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
6    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
7    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
8    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
9    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
10    forfeit his or her position.
11        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
12    after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
13    shall be certified within 12 months of the date of their
14    hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or
15    they shall forfeit their positions.
16        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
17    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
18    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
19    applications to become court security officers and who meet
20    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
21    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
22    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
23    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
24    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
25    Act and as established by the Board.
26        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a



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1    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
2    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
3    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
4    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
5    response, and cultural competency.
6        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
7    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
8    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
9    use of force training which shall include scenario based
10    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
11(Source: P.A. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 98-358, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463,
12eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16;
1399-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff.
15    (50 ILCS 705/10.17)
16    Sec. 10.17. Crisis intervention team training; mental
17health awareness training.
18    (a) The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards
19Board shall develop and approve a standard curriculum for a
20certified training programs program in crisis intervention
21addressing specialized policing responses to people with
22mental illnesses. The Board shall conduct Crisis Intervention
23Team (CIT) training programs that train officers to identify
24signs and symptoms of mental illness, to de-escalate situations
25involving individuals who appear to have a mental illness, and



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1connect that person in crisis to treatment. Officers who have
2successfully completed this program shall be issued a
3certificate attesting to their attendance of a Crisis
4Intervention Team (CIT) training program.
5    (b) The Board shall create an introductory course
6incorporating adult learning models that provides law
7enforcement officers with an awareness of mental health issues
8including a history of the mental health system, types of
9mental health illness including signs and symptoms of mental
10illness and common treatments and medications, and the
11potential interactions law enforcement officers may have on a
12regular basis with these individuals, their families, and
13service providers including de-escalating a potential crisis
14situation. This course, in addition to other traditional
15learning settings, may be made available in an electronic
17(Source: P.A. 99-261, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)