Sen. Scott M. Bennett

Filed: 4/7/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4608 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
5changing Section 8.1 as follows:
6    (50 ILCS 705/8.1)  (from Ch. 85, par. 508.1)
7    Sec. 8.1. Full-time law enforcement and county corrections
9    (a) No person shall receive a permanent appointment as a
10law enforcement officer or a permanent appointment as a county
11corrections officer unless that person has been awarded,
12within 6 months of the officer's initial full-time employment,
13a certificate attesting to the officer's successful completion
14of the Minimum Standards Basic Law Enforcement or County
15Correctional Training Course as prescribed by the Board; or
16has been awarded a certificate attesting to the officer's



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1satisfactory completion of a training program of similar
2content and number of hours and which course has been found
3acceptable by the Board under the provisions of this Act; or a
4training waiver by reason of extensive prior law enforcement
5or county corrections experience, whether or not such
6experience was obtained by employment by this State or any
7local governmental agency, the basic training requirement is
8determined by the Board to be illogical and unreasonable.
9Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act
10of the 102nd General Assembly, the Board shall adopt uniform
11rules providing for a waiver process for a person previously
12employed and qualified as a law enforcement or county
13corrections officer under federal law or the laws of any other
14state. The rules shall provide that any person previously
15employed or qualified as a law enforcement or county
16corrections officer under federal law or the laws of any other
17state shall successfully complete:
18        (1) a training program approved by the Board on the
19    laws of this State relevant to the duties of law
20    enforcement and county correctional officers; and
21        (2) firearms training, prior to the approval of a
22    waiver.
23    If such training is required and not completed within the
24applicable 6 months, then the officer must forfeit the
25officer's position, or the employing agency must obtain a
26waiver from the Board extending the period for compliance.



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1Such waiver shall be issued only for good and justifiable
2reasons, and in no case shall extend more than 90 days beyond
3the initial 6 months. Any hiring agency that fails to train a
4law enforcement officer within this period shall be prohibited
5from employing this individual in a law enforcement capacity
6for one year from the date training was to be completed. If an
7agency again fails to train the individual a second time, the
8agency shall be permanently barred from employing this
9individual in a law enforcement capacity.
10    An individual who is not certified by the Board or whose
11certified status is inactive shall not function as a law
12enforcement officer, be assigned the duties of a law
13enforcement officer by an employing agency, or be authorized
14to carry firearms under the authority of the employer, except
15as otherwise authorized to carry a firearm under State or
16federal law. Sheriffs who are elected as of January 1, 2022
17(the effective date of Public Act 101-652) this amendatory Act
18of the 101st General Assembly, are exempt from the requirement
19of certified status. Failure to be certified in accordance
20with this Act shall cause the officer to forfeit the officer's
22    An employing agency may not grant a person status as a law
23enforcement officer unless the person has been granted an
24active law enforcement officer certification by the Board.
25    (b) Inactive status. A person who has an inactive law
26enforcement officer certification has no law enforcement



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2        (1) A law enforcement officer's certification becomes
3    inactive upon termination, resignation, retirement, or
4    separation from the officer's employing law enforcement
5    agency for any reason. The Board shall re-activate a
6    certification upon written application from the law
7    enforcement officer's law enforcement agency that shows
8    the law enforcement officer: (i) has accepted a full-time
9    law enforcement position with that law enforcement agency,
10    (ii) is not the subject of a decertification proceeding,
11    and (iii) meets all other criteria for re-activation
12    required by the Board. The Board may also establish
13    special training requirements to be completed as a
14    condition for re-activation.
15        The Board shall review a notice for reactivation from
16    a law enforcement agency and provide a response within 30
17    days. The Board may extend this review. A law enforcement
18    officer shall be allowed to be employed as a full-time law
19    enforcement officer while the law enforcement officer
20    reactivation waiver is under review.
21        A law enforcement officer who is refused reactivation
22    or an employing agency of a law enforcement officer who is
23    refused reactivation under this Section may request a
24    hearing in accordance with the hearing procedures as
25    outlined in subsection (h) of Section 6.3 of this Act.
26        The Board may refuse to re-activate the certification



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1    of a law enforcement officer who was involuntarily
2    terminated for good cause by an employing agency for
3    conduct subject to decertification under this Act or
4    resigned or retired after receiving notice of a law
5    enforcement agency's investigation.
6        (2) A law enforcement agency may place an officer who
7    is currently certified on inactive status by sending a
8    written request to the Board. A law enforcement officer
9    whose certificate has been placed on inactive status shall
10    not function as a law enforcement officer until the
11    officer has completed any requirements for reactivating
12    the certificate as required by the Board. A request for
13    inactive status in this subsection shall be in writing,
14    accompanied by verifying documentation, and shall be
15    submitted to the Board with a copy to the chief
16    administrator of the law enforcement officer's current or
17    new employing agency.
18        (3) Certification that has become inactive under
19    paragraph (2) of this subsection (b), shall be reactivated
20    by written notice from the law enforcement officer's
21    agency upon a showing that the law enforcement officer is:
22    (i) is employed in a full-time law enforcement position
23    with the same law enforcement agency, (ii) is not the
24    subject of a decertification proceeding, and (iii) meets
25    all other criteria for re-activation required by the
26    Board.



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1        (4) Notwithstanding paragraph (3) of this subsection
2    (b), a law enforcement officer whose certification has
3    become inactive under paragraph (2) may have the officer's
4    employing agency submit a request for a waiver of training
5    requirements to the Board in writing and accompanied by
6    any verifying documentation.. A grant of a waiver is
7    within the discretion of the Board. Within 7 days of
8    receiving a request for a waiver under this Section
9    section, the Board shall notify the law enforcement
10    officer and the chief administrator of the law enforcement
11    officer's employing agency, whether the request has been
12    granted, denied, or if the Board will take additional time
13    for information. A law enforcement agency, whose request
14    for a waiver under this subsection is denied, is entitled
15    to request a review of the denial by the Board. The law
16    enforcement agency must request a review within 20 days of
17    the waiver being denied. The burden of proof shall be on
18    the law enforcement agency to show why the law enforcement
19    officer is entitled to a waiver of the legislatively
20    required training and eligibility requirements.
21    (c) No provision of this Section shall be construed to
22mean that a county corrections officer employed by a
23governmental agency at the time of the effective date of this
24amendatory Act, either as a probationary county corrections
25officer or as a permanent county corrections officer, shall
26require certification under the provisions of this Section. No



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1provision of this Section shall be construed to apply to
2certification of elected county sheriffs.
3    (d) Within 14 days, a law enforcement officer shall report
4to the Board: (1) any name change; (2) any change in
5employment; or (3) the filing of any criminal indictment or
6charges against the officer alleging that the officer
7committed any offense as enumerated in Section 6.1 of this
9    (e) All law enforcement officers must report the
10completion of the training requirements required in this Act
11in compliance with Section 8.4 of this Act.
12    (e-1) Each employing law enforcement agency shall allow
13and provide an opportunity for a law enforcement officer to
14complete the mandated requirements in this Act. All mandated
15training shall will be provided for at no cost to the
16employees. Employees shall be paid for all time spent
17attending mandated training.
18    (e-2) Each agency, academy, or training provider shall
19maintain proof of a law enforcement officer's completion of
20legislatively required training in a format designated by the
21Board. The report of training shall be submitted to the Board
22within 30 days following completion of the training. A copy of
23the report shall be submitted to the law enforcement officer.
24Upon receipt of a properly completed report of training, the
25Board will make the appropriate entry into the training
26records of the law enforcement officer.



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1    (f) This Section does not apply to part-time law
2enforcement officers or probationary part-time law enforcement
4    (g) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
5the changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the
6102nd General Assembly, Public Act 101-652, and Public Act
7102-28, and Public Act 102-694 take effect July 1, 2022.
8(Source: P.A. 101-187, eff. 1-1-20; 101-652, eff. 1-1-22;
9102-28, eff. 6-25-21; 102-694, eff. 1-7-22; revised 2-3-22.)
10    Section 10. The Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera
11Act is amended by changing Sections 10-10 and 10-20 as
13    (50 ILCS 706/10-10)
14    Sec. 10-10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
15    "Badge" means an officer's department issued
16identification number associated with his or her position as a
17police officer with that department.
18    "Board" means the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
19Standards Board created by the Illinois Police Training Act.
20    "Business offense" means a petty offense for which the
21fine is in excess of $1,000.
22    "Community caretaking function" means a task undertaken by
23a law enforcement officer in which the officer is performing
24an articulable act unrelated to the investigation of a crime.



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1"Community caretaking function" includes, but is not limited
2to, participating in town halls or other community outreach,
3helping a child find his or her parents, providing death
4notifications, and performing in-home or hospital well-being
5checks on the sick, elderly, or persons presumed missing.
6"Community caretaking function" excludes law
7enforcement-related encounters or activities.
8    "Fund" means the Law Enforcement Camera Grant Fund.
9    "In uniform" means a law enforcement officer who is
10wearing any officially authorized uniform designated by a law
11enforcement agency, or a law enforcement officer who is
12visibly wearing articles of clothing, a badge, tactical gear,
13gun belt, a patch, or other insignia that he or she is a law
14enforcement officer acting in the course of his or her duties.
15    "Law enforcement officer" or "officer" means any person
16employed by a State, county, municipality, special district,
17college, unit of government, or any other entity authorized by
18law to employ peace officers or exercise police authority and
19who is primarily responsible for the prevention or detection
20of crime and the enforcement of the laws of this State.
21    "Law enforcement agency" means all State agencies with law
22enforcement officers, county sheriff's offices, municipal,
23special district, college, or unit of local government police
25    "Law enforcement-related encounters or activities"
26include, but are not limited to, traffic stops, pedestrian



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1stops, arrests, searches, interrogations, investigations,
2pursuits, crowd control, traffic control, non-community
3caretaking interactions with an individual while on patrol, or
4any other instance in which the officer is enforcing the laws
5of the municipality, county, or State. "Law
6enforcement-related encounter or activities" does not include
7when the officer is completing paperwork alone, is
8participating in training in a classroom setting, or is only
9in the presence of another law enforcement officer or officers
10while not performing any other law enforcement-related
12    "Minor traffic offense" means a petty offense, business
13offense, or Class C misdemeanor under the Illinois Vehicle
14Code or a similar provision of a municipal or local ordinance.
15    "Officer-worn body camera" means an electronic camera
16system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing,
17displaying, and processing audiovisual recordings that may be
18worn about the person of a law enforcement officer.
19    "Peace officer" has the meaning provided in Section 2-13
20of the Criminal Code of 2012.
21    "Petty offense" means any offense for which a sentence of
22imprisonment is not an authorized disposition.
23    "Recording" means the process of capturing data or
24information stored on a recording medium as required under
25this Act.
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1by the Board for the retention and playback of recorded audio
2and video including, but not limited to, VHS, DVD, hard drive,
3cloud storage, solid state, digital, flash memory technology,
4or any other electronic medium.
5(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
6    (50 ILCS 706/10-20)
7    Sec. 10-20. Requirements.
8    (a) The Board shall develop basic guidelines for the use
9of officer-worn body cameras by law enforcement agencies. The
10guidelines developed by the Board shall be the basis for the
11written policy which must be adopted by each law enforcement
12agency which employs the use of officer-worn body cameras. The
13written policy adopted by the law enforcement agency must
14include, at a minimum, all of the following:
15        (1) Cameras must be equipped with pre-event recording,
16    capable of recording at least the 30 seconds prior to
17    camera activation, unless the officer-worn body camera was
18    purchased and acquired by the law enforcement agency prior
19    to July 1, 2015.
20        (2) Cameras must be capable of recording for a period
21    of 10 hours or more, unless the officer-worn body camera
22    was purchased and acquired by the law enforcement agency
23    prior to July 1, 2015.
24        (3) Cameras must be turned on at all times when the
25    officer is in uniform and is responding to calls for



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1    service or engaged in any law enforcement-related
2    encounter or activity that occurs while the officer is on
3    duty.
4            (A) If exigent circumstances exist which prevent
5        the camera from being turned on, the camera must be
6        turned on as soon as practicable.
7            (B) Officer-worn body cameras may be turned off
8        when the officer is inside of a patrol car which is
9        equipped with a functioning in-car camera; however,
10        the officer must turn on the camera upon exiting the
11        patrol vehicle for law enforcement-related encounters.
12            (C) Officer-worn body cameras may be turned off
13        when the officer is inside a correctional facility or
14        courthouse which is equipped with a functioning camera
15        system.
16        (4) Cameras must be turned off when:
17            (A) the victim of a crime requests that the camera
18        be turned off, and unless impractical or impossible,
19        that request is made on the recording;
20            (B) a witness of a crime or a community member who
21        wishes to report a crime requests that the camera be
22        turned off, and unless impractical or impossible that
23        request is made on the recording;
24            (C) the officer is interacting with a confidential
25        informant used by the law enforcement agency; or
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1        a Department of Revenue facility or conducts an
2        interview during which return information will be
3        discussed or visible.
4        However, an officer may continue to record or resume
5    recording a victim or a witness, if exigent circumstances
6    exist, or if the officer has reasonable articulable
7    suspicion that a victim or witness, or confidential
8    informant has committed or is in the process of committing
9    a crime. Under these circumstances, and unless impractical
10    or impossible, the officer must indicate on the recording
11    the reason for continuing to record despite the request of
12    the victim or witness.
13        (4.5) Cameras may be turned off when the officer is
14    engaged in community caretaking functions. However, the
15    camera must be turned on when the officer has reason to
16    believe that the person on whose behalf the officer is
17    performing a community caretaking function has committed
18    or is in the process of committing a crime. If exigent
19    circumstances exist which prevent the camera from being
20    turned on, the camera must be turned on as soon as
21    practicable.
22        (5) The officer must provide notice of recording to
23    any person if the person has a reasonable expectation of
24    privacy and proof of notice must be evident in the
25    recording. If exigent circumstances exist which prevent
26    the officer from providing notice, notice must be provided



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1    as soon as practicable.
2        (6) (A) For the purposes of redaction, labeling, or
3    duplicating recordings, access to camera recordings shall
4    be restricted to only those personnel responsible for
5    those purposes. The recording officer or his or her
6    supervisor may not redact, label, duplicate or otherwise
7    alter the recording officer's camera recordings. Except as
8    otherwise provided in this Section, the recording officer
9    and his or her supervisor may access and review recordings
10    prior to completing incident reports or other
11    documentation, provided that the supervisor discloses that
12    fact in the report or documentation.
13            (i) A law enforcement officer shall not have
14        access to or review his or her body-worn camera
15        recordings or the body-worn camera recordings of
16        another officer prior to completing incident reports
17        or other documentation when the officer:
18                (a) has been involved in or is a witness to an
19            officer-involved shooting, use of deadly force
20            incident, or use of force incidents resulting in
21            great bodily harm;
22                (b) is ordered to write a report in response
23            to or during the investigation of a misconduct
24            complaint against the officer.
25            (ii) If the officer subject to subparagraph (i)
26        prepares a report, any report shall be prepared



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1        without viewing body-worn camera recordings, and
2        subject to supervisor's approval, officers may file
3        amendatory reports after viewing body-worn camera
4        recordings. Supplemental reports under this provision
5        shall also contain documentation regarding access to
6        the video footage.
7            (B) The recording officer's assigned field
8        training officer may access and review recordings for
9        training purposes. Any detective or investigator
10        directly involved in the investigation of a matter may
11        access and review recordings which pertain to that
12        investigation but may not have access to delete or
13        alter such recordings.
14        (7) Recordings made on officer-worn cameras must be
15    retained by the law enforcement agency or by the camera
16    vendor used by the agency, on a recording medium for a
17    period of 90 days.
18            (A) Under no circumstances shall any recording,
19        except for a non-law enforcement related activity or
20        encounter, made with an officer-worn body camera be
21        altered, erased, or destroyed prior to the expiration
22        of the 90-day storage period. In the event any
23        recording made with an officer-worn body camera is
24        altered, erased, or destroyed prior to the expiration
25        of the 90-day storage period, the law enforcement
26        agency shall maintain, for a period of one year, a



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1        written record including (i) the name of the
2        individual who made such alteration, erasure, or
3        destruction, and (ii) the reason for any such
4        alteration, erasure, or destruction.
5            (B) Following the 90-day storage period, any and
6        all recordings made with an officer-worn body camera
7        must be destroyed, unless any encounter captured on
8        the recording has been flagged. An encounter is deemed
9        to be flagged when:
10                (i) a formal or informal complaint has been
11            filed;
12                (ii) the officer discharged his or her firearm
13            or used force during the encounter;
14                (iii) death or great bodily harm occurred to
15            any person in the recording;
16                (iv) the encounter resulted in a detention or
17            an arrest, excluding traffic stops which resulted
18            in only a minor traffic offense or business
19            offense;
20                (v) the officer is the subject of an internal
21            investigation or otherwise being investigated for
22            possible misconduct;
23                (vi) the supervisor of the officer,
24            prosecutor, defendant, or court determines that
25            the encounter has evidentiary value in a criminal
26            prosecution; or



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1                (vii) the recording officer requests that the
2            video be flagged for official purposes related to
3            his or her official duties or believes it may have
4            evidentiary value in a criminal prosecution.
5            (C) Under no circumstances shall any recording
6        made with an officer-worn body camera relating to a
7        flagged encounter be altered or destroyed prior to 2
8        years after the recording was flagged. If the flagged
9        recording was used in a criminal, civil, or
10        administrative proceeding, the recording shall not be
11        destroyed except upon a final disposition and order
12        from the court.
13            (D) Nothing in this Act prohibits law enforcement
14        agencies from labeling officer-worn body camera video
15        within the recording medium; provided that the
16        labeling does not alter the actual recording of the
17        incident captured on the officer-worn body camera. The
18        labels, titles, and tags shall not be construed as
19        altering the officer-worn body camera video in any
20        way.
21        (8) Following the 90-day storage period, recordings
22    may be retained if a supervisor at the law enforcement
23    agency designates the recording for training purposes. If
24    the recording is designated for training purposes, the
25    recordings may be viewed by officers, in the presence of a
26    supervisor or training instructor, for the purposes of



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1    instruction, training, or ensuring compliance with agency
2    policies.
3        (9) Recordings shall not be used to discipline law
4    enforcement officers unless:
5            (A) a formal or informal complaint of misconduct
6        has been made;
7            (B) a use of force incident has occurred;
8            (C) the encounter on the recording could result in
9        a formal investigation under the Uniform Peace
10        Officers' Disciplinary Act; or
11            (D) as corroboration of other evidence of
12        misconduct.
13        Nothing in this paragraph (9) shall be construed to
14    limit or prohibit a law enforcement officer from being
15    subject to an action that does not amount to discipline.
16        (10) The law enforcement agency shall ensure proper
17    care and maintenance of officer-worn body cameras. Upon
18    becoming aware, officers must as soon as practical
19    document and notify the appropriate supervisor of any
20    technical difficulties, failures, or problems with the
21    officer-worn body camera or associated equipment. Upon
22    receiving notice, the appropriate supervisor shall make
23    every reasonable effort to correct and repair any of the
24    officer-worn body camera equipment.
25        (11) No officer may hinder or prohibit any person, not
26    a law enforcement officer, from recording a law



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1    enforcement officer in the performance of his or her
2    duties in a public place or when the officer has no
3    reasonable expectation of privacy. The law enforcement
4    agency's written policy shall indicate the potential
5    criminal penalties, as well as any departmental
6    discipline, which may result from unlawful confiscation or
7    destruction of the recording medium of a person who is not
8    a law enforcement officer. However, an officer may take
9    reasonable action to maintain safety and control, secure
10    crime scenes and accident sites, protect the integrity and
11    confidentiality of investigations, and protect the public
12    safety and order.
13    (b) Recordings made with the use of an officer-worn body
14camera are not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of
15Information Act, except that:
16        (1) if the subject of the encounter has a reasonable
17    expectation of privacy, at the time of the recording, any
18    recording which is flagged, due to the filing of a
19    complaint, discharge of a firearm, use of force, arrest or
20    detention, or resulting death or bodily harm, shall be
21    disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information
22    Act if:
23            (A) the subject of the encounter captured on the
24        recording is a victim or witness; and
25            (B) the law enforcement agency obtains written
26        permission of the subject or the subject's legal



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1        representative;
2        (2) except as provided in paragraph (1) of this
3    subsection (b), any recording which is flagged due to the
4    filing of a complaint, discharge of a firearm, use of
5    force, arrest or detention, or resulting death or bodily
6    harm shall be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of
7    Information Act; and
8        (3) upon request, the law enforcement agency shall
9    disclose, in accordance with the Freedom of Information
10    Act, the recording to the subject of the encounter
11    captured on the recording or to the subject's attorney, or
12    the officer or his or her legal representative.
13    For the purposes of paragraph (1) of this subsection (b),
14the subject of the encounter does not have a reasonable
15expectation of privacy if the subject was arrested as a result
16of the encounter. For purposes of subparagraph (A) of
17paragraph (1) of this subsection (b), "witness" does not
18include a person who is a victim or who was arrested as a
19result of the encounter.
20    Only recordings or portions of recordings responsive to
21the request shall be available for inspection or reproduction.
22Any recording disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act
23shall be redacted to remove identification of any person that
24appears on the recording and is not the officer, a subject of
25the encounter, or directly involved in the encounter. Nothing
26in this subsection (b) shall require the disclosure of any



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1recording or portion of any recording which would be exempt
2from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
3    (c) Nothing in this Section shall limit access to a camera
4recording for the purposes of complying with Supreme Court
5rules or the rules of evidence.
6(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 7-1-21; 102-28, eff. 6-25-21;
7102-687, eff. 12-17-21; 102-694, eff. 1-7-22.)
8    Section 15. The Law Enforcement Camera Grant Act is
9amended by changing Sections 5 and 10 as follows:
10    (50 ILCS 707/5)
11    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
12    "Board" means the Illinois Law Enforcement Training
13Standards Board created by the Illinois Police Training Act.
14    "In-car video camera" means a video camera located in a
15law enforcement patrol vehicle.
16    "In-car video camera recording equipment" means a video
17camera recording system located in a law enforcement patrol
18vehicle consisting of a camera assembly, recording mechanism,
19and an in-car video recording medium.
20    "In uniform" means a law enforcement officer who is
21wearing any officially authorized uniform designated by a law
22enforcement agency, or a law enforcement officer who is
23visibly wearing articles of clothing, badge, tactical gear,
24gun belt, a patch, or other insignia indicating that he or she



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1is a law enforcement officer acting in the course of his or her
3    "Law enforcement officer" or "officer" means any person
4employed by a unit of local government county, municipality,
5township, or an Illinois public university as a policeman,
6peace officer, or in some like position involving the
7enforcement of the law and protection of the public interest
8at the risk of that person's life.
9    "Officer-worn body camera" means an electronic camera
10system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing,
11displaying, and processing audiovisual recordings that may be
12worn about the person of a law enforcement officer.
13    "Recording" means the process of capturing data or
14information stored on a recording medium as required under
15this Act.
16    "Recording medium" means any recording medium authorized
17by the Board for the retention and playback of recorded audio
18and video including, but not limited to, VHS, DVD, hard drive,
19cloud storage, solid state, digital, flash memory technology,
20or any other electronic medium.
21    "Unit of local government" has the meaning ascribed to it
22in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
23(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
24    (50 ILCS 707/10)
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2    (a) The Law Enforcement Camera Grant Fund is created as a
3special fund in the State treasury. From appropriations to the
4Board from the Fund, the Board must make grants to units of
5local government in Illinois and Illinois public universities
6for the purpose of (1) purchasing in-car video cameras for use
7in law enforcement vehicles, (2) purchasing officer-worn body
8cameras and associated technology for law enforcement
9officers, including covering associated data storage costs,
10and (3) training for law enforcement officers in the operation
11of the cameras.
12    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section,
13including, without limitation, fee receipts and gifts, grants,
14and awards from any public or private entity, must be
15deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the
16Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
17    (b) The Board may set requirements for the distribution of
18grant moneys and determine which law enforcement agencies are
20    (b-5) The Board shall consider compliance with the Uniform
21Crime Reporting Act as a factor in awarding grant moneys.
22    (c) (Blank).
23    (d) (Blank).
24    (e) (Blank).
25    (f) (Blank).
26    (g) (Blank).



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1    (h) (Blank).
2(Source: P.A. 102-16, eff. 6-17-21.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.".