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Full Text of HB0125  102nd General Assembly

HB0125 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0125

 

Introduced 1/14/2021, by Rep. Sue Scherer

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
225 ILCS 420/5  from Ch. 111, par. 7655

    Amends the Child Protective Investigator and Child Welfare Specialist Certification Act of 1987. Provides that a bachelor's degree in criminal justice may be used to satisfy the educational requirement under the Act for any person who applies for certification as a child protective investigator.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Child Protective Investigator and Child
5Welfare Specialist Certification Act of 1987 is amended by
6changing Section 5 as follows:
 
7    (225 ILCS 420/5)  (from Ch. 111, par. 7655)
8    Sec. 5. In addition to the requirements of Section 4, a
9person shall be qualified to be certified if he or she:
10    (a) has passed an examination approved by the Department
11to determine his fitness to perform the duties of or otherwise
12function as a child protective investigator or child welfare
13specialist;
14    (b) is at least 18 years of age;
15    (c) has completed the curriculum of study or training,
16developed pursuant to Section 4, at the Department, college or
17other institution that is approved to do business in this
18State; and
19    (d) has a bachelor's degree in an area related to human
20services such as law enforcement, police science, criminology,
21social work, early childhood development or psychology,
22provided that this subsection (d) shall not apply to persons
23employed by the Department prior to the effective date of this

 

 

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1Act. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice may also be used
2to satisfy the educational requirement under this subsection
3(d) for any person who applies for certification as a child
4protective investigator.
5    The Department may take into consideration any felony
6conviction of the applicant, but such conviction shall not
7operate automatically as a complete bar to certification.
8(Source: P.A. 85-206.)