Sen. Ram Villivalam

Filed: 3/22/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 214 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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2    (b) Whenever an eligible employee suffers an illness in
3the line of duty which causes the employee to be unable to
4perform the employee's duties, the employee shall continue to
5be paid by the employing public entity on the same basis as the
6employee was paid before the illness, with no deduction from
7the employee's sick leave credits, compensatory time for
8overtime accumulations or vacation, or service credits in a
9public pension fund during the time the employee is unable to
10perform the employee's duties due to the result of the
11illness, but not longer than one year in relation to the same
13    (c) At any time during the period for which continuing
14compensation is required by this Act, the employing public
15entity may order at the expense of that entity physical or
16medical examinations of the ill person to determine the degree
17of disability.
18    (d) During this period of disability, the ill person shall
19not be employed in any other manner, with or without a monetary
20compensation. Any person who is employed in violation of this
21subsection forfeits the continuing compensation provided by
22this Act from the time such employment begins. Any salary
23compensation due to the ill person from workers' compensation
24or any salary due to the employee from any type of insurance
25which may be carried by the employing public entity shall
26revert to that entity during the time for which continuing



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1compensation is paid to the employee under this Act. Any
2person with a disability receiving compensation under the
3provisions of this Act shall not be entitled to any benefits
4for which the employee would qualify because of the employee's
5disability under the provisions of the Illinois Pension Code.
6    (e) Pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of
7Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, this Act
8specifically denies and limits the exercise by home rule units
9of any power which is inconsistent herewith, and all existing
10laws and ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are hereby
11superseded. This Act does not preempt the concurrent exercise
12by home rule units of powers consistent herewith.
13    This Act does not apply to any home rule unit with a
14population of over 1,000,000.".