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225 ILCS 447/35-45

    (225 ILCS 447/35-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 35-45. Armed proprietary security force.
    (a) All financial institutions or commercial or industrial operations that employ one or more armed employees shall register their security forces with the Department on forms provided by the Department. Registration subjects the security force to all of the requirements of Section 35-40. For the purposes of this Section, "financial institution" includes a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, currency exchange, or company providing armored car services.
    (b) All armed employees of the registered proprietary security force must complete a 20-hour basic training course and all the firearm training requirements of Section 35-40.
    (c) Every proprietary security force is required to apply to the Department, on forms supplied by the Department, for a firearm control card for each armed employee. Each armed employee shall have the employee's fingerprints submitted to the Department of State Police in an electronic format that complies with the form and manner for requesting and furnishing criminal history record information as prescribed by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be checked against the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record databases. The Department of State Police shall charge the armed employee a fee for conducting the criminal history records check, which shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the records check. The Department of State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of Illinois convictions to the Department. The Department may require armed employees to pay a separate fingerprinting fee, either to the Department or directly to the vendor. The Department, in its discretion, may allow an armed employee who does not have reasonable access to a designated vendor to provide the employee's fingerprints in an alternative manner. The Department, in its discretion, may also use other procedures in performing or obtaining criminal background checks of armed employees. Instead of submitting the employee's fingerprints, an individual may submit proof that is satisfactory to the Department that an equivalent security clearance has been conducted. Also, an individual who has retired as a peace officer within 12 months before application may submit verification, on forms provided by the Department and signed by the employee's employer, of the employee's previous full-time employment as a peace officer.
    (d) The Department may provide rules for the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-152, eff. 1-1-22; 103-309, eff. 1-1-24.)