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Full Text of HB0375  100th General Assembly


Rep. Laura Fine

Filed: 3/16/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 375 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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,



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1    human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
2    including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
3    criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
4    and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
5    traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
6    enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
7    and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
8    physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
9    firearms training, training in the use of electronic
10    control devices, including the psychological and
11    physiological effects of the use of those devices on
12    humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
13    resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
14    antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
15    of Section 5-23 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
16    Dependency Act, handling of juvenile offenders,
17    recognition of mental conditions and crises, including,
18    but not limited to, the disease of addiction, which require
19    immediate assistance and response and methods to safeguard
20    and provide assistance to a person in need of mental
21    treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect, financial
22    exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with disabilities
23    and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of the Adult
24    Protective Services Act, crimes against the elderly, law of
25    evidence, the hazards of high-speed police vehicle chases
26    with an emphasis on alternatives to the high-speed chase,



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1    and physical training. The curriculum shall include
2    specific training in techniques for immediate response to
3    and investigation of cases of domestic violence and of
4    sexual assault of adults and children, including cultural
5    perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual
6    abuse as well as interview techniques that are trauma
7    informed, victim centered, and victim sensitive. The
8    curriculum shall include training in techniques designed
9    to promote effective communication at the initial contact
10    with crime victims and ways to comprehensively explain to
11    victims and witnesses their rights under the Rights of
12    Crime Victims and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims
13    Compensation Act. The curriculum shall also include a block
14    of instruction aimed at identifying and interacting with
15    persons with autism and other developmental or physical
16    disabilities, reducing barriers to reporting crimes
17    against persons with autism, and addressing the unique
18    challenges presented by cases involving victims or
19    witnesses with autism and other developmental
20    disabilities. The curriculum for permanent police officers
21    shall include but not be limited to (1) refresher and
22    in-service training in any of the courses listed above in
23    this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in any of the
24    subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3) training
25    for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized training in
26    subjects and fields to be selected by the board. The



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1    training in the use of electronic control devices shall be
2    conducted for probationary police officers, including
3    University police officers.
4        b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
5    and equipment requirements.
6        c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
7        d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
8    probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
9    before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
10    law enforcement officer for a participating local
11    governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
12    training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
13    resuscitation).
14        e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
15    probationary county corrections officer must
16    satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
17    permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
18    participating local governmental agency.
19        f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
20    probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
21    complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
22    a court security officer for a participating local
23    governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
24    training requirements which it considers appropriate for
25    court security officers and shall certify schools to
26    conduct that training.



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1        A person hired to serve as a court security officer
2    must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
3    his or her successful completion of the training course;
4    (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
5    training program of similar content and number of hours
6    that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
7    provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
8    determination that the training course is unnecessary
9    because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
10    experience.
11        Individuals who currently serve as court security
12    officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
13    that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
14    this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
15    date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
16    absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
17    forfeit his or her position.
18        All individuals hired as court security officers on or
19    after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
20    shall be certified within 12 months of the date of their
21    hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board, or
22    they shall forfeit their positions.
23        The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
24    Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
25    shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
26    applications to become court security officers and who meet



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1    the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
2    Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
3    Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
4    establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
5    verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
6    Act and as established by the Board.
7        g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
8    police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
9    Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
10    use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
11    civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
12    response, and cultural competency.
13        h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
14    police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
15    annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
16    use of force training which shall include scenario based
17    training, or similar training approved by the Board.
18(Source: P.A. 98-49, eff. 7-1-13; 98-358, eff. 1-1-14; 98-463,
19eff. 8-16-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-352, eff. 1-1-16;
2099-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff.
22    (50 ILCS 705/10.17)
23    Sec. 10.17. Crisis intervention team training; mental
24health awareness training.
25    (a) The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards



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1Board shall develop and approve a standard curriculum for a
2certified training programs program in crisis intervention
3addressing specialized policing responses to people with
4mental illnesses. The Board shall conduct Crisis Intervention
5Team (CIT) training programs that train officers to identify
6signs and symptoms of mental illness, to de-escalate situations
7involving individuals who appear to have a mental illness, and
8connect that person in crisis to treatment. Officers who have
9successfully completed this program shall be issued a
10certificate attesting to their attendance of a Crisis
11Intervention Team (CIT) training program.
12    (b) The Board shall create an introductory course
13incorporating adult learning models that provides law
14enforcement officers with an awareness of mental health issues
15including a history of the mental health system, types of
16mental health illness including signs and symptoms of mental
17illness and common treatments and medications, and the
18potential interactions law enforcement officers may have on a
19regular basis with these individuals, their families, and
20service providers including de-escalating a potential crisis
21situation. This course, in addition to other traditional
22learning settings, may be made available in an electronic
24(Source: P.A. 99-261, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)".