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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Employee Disability Act is amended
5by adding Section 2 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 345/2 new)
7    Sec. 2. Illness disability benefit.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9    "Eligible employee" means any full-time law enforcement
10officer or full-time firefighter, including a full-time
11paramedic or a firefighter who performs paramedic duties, who
12is employed by any unit of local government, including any
13home rule unit.
14    "Illness" means any illness, disease, or condition the
15presence of which in a community results in the declaration of
16a disaster or emergency by a State, county, or municipal
18    (b) Whenever an eligible employee suffers an illness in
19the line of duty which causes the employee to be unable to
20perform the employee's duties, the employee shall continue to
21be paid by the employing public entity on the same basis as the
22employee was paid before the illness, with no deduction from
23the employee's sick leave credits, compensatory time for



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1overtime accumulations or vacation, or service credits in a
2public pension fund during the time the employee is unable to
3perform the employee's duties due to the result of the
4illness, but not longer than one year in relation to the same
6    (c) At any time during the period for which continuing
7compensation is required by this Act, the employing public
8entity may order at the expense of that entity physical or
9medical examinations of the ill person to determine the degree
10of disability.
11    (d) During this period of disability, the ill person shall
12not be employed in any other manner, with or without a monetary
13compensation. Any person who is employed in violation of this
14subsection forfeits the continuing compensation provided by
15this Act from the time such employment begins. Any salary
16compensation due to the ill person from workers' compensation
17or any salary due to the employee from any type of insurance
18which may be carried by the employing public entity shall
19revert to that entity during the time for which continuing
20compensation is paid to the employee under this Act. Any
21person with a disability receiving compensation under the
22provisions of this Act shall not be entitled to any benefits
23for which the employee would qualify because of the employee's
24disability under the provisions of the Illinois Pension Code.
25    (e) Pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of
26Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, this Act



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1specifically denies and limits the exercise by home rule units
2of any power which is inconsistent herewith, and all existing
3laws and ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are hereby
4superseded. This Act does not preempt the concurrent exercise
5by home rule units of powers consistent herewith.
6    This Act does not apply to any home rule unit with a
7population of over 1,000,000.