State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT in relation to public employee benefits.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Pension  Code  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 5-154.1 as follows:

 6        (40 ILCS 5/5-154.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-154.1)
 7        Sec. 5-154.1. Occupational disease disability benefit.
 8        (a)  The  General  Assembly  finds  that  service  in the
 9    police department requires police officers in times of stress
10    and danger to perform unusual tasks; that police officers are
11    subject to exposure  to  extreme  heat  or  extreme  cold  in
12    certain seasons while performing their duties; and that these
13    conditions  exist  and  arise  out  of  or  in  the course of
14    employment.
15        (b)  Any police officer with at least 10 years of service
16    who suffers a heart  attack  or  any  other  disabling  heart
17    disease  but is not entitled to a benefit under Section 5-154
18    is entitled to receive  an  occupational  disease  disability
19    benefit   under   this  Section.   The  occupational  disease
20    disability benefit shall be 65% of the salary attached to the
21    rank held by the police officer in the police service at  the
22    time  of  his  or  her  removal  from  the  police department
23    payroll.   However,  beginning  on  January   1,   2000,   no
24    occupational disease disability benefit that has been payable
25    under  this  Section  for  at least 7 years 10 years shall be
26    less than 60% 50% of the current salary attached from time to
27    time to the rank held by the police officer at  the  time  of
28    his  or  her  removal  from  the  police  department payroll,
29    regardless  of  whether  that  removal  occurred  before  the
30    effective date of this amendatory Act  of  the  92nd  General
31    Assembly.
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 1        The   police  officer  is  also  entitled  to  a  child's
 2    disability benefit of $50  per  month  for  each  natural  or
 3    legally  adopted  unmarried  child less than age 18 dependent
 4    upon the police  officer  for  support.   The  total  child's
 5    disability  benefit  shall  not  exceed  10%  of  the  police
 6    officer's  salary  at  the  time  of  removal from the police
 7    department payroll.
 8        The occupational disease disability  benefit  is  payable
 9    during  the  period  of  disability  until the police officer
10    attains age 63 or compulsory retirement age, whichever occurs
11    later;  thereafter  the  police  officer  shall  receive  the
12    benefits provided under the other provisions of this Article.
13    If the police officer ceases to be disabled, the occupational
14    disease disability benefit shall cease.
15        The child's disability  benefit  is  payable  during  the
16    period  of  disability  until  the  child  attains  age 18 or
17    marries, whichever event occurs first, except that a  benefit
18    payable on account of a child under this Section shall not be
19    reduced  or terminated by reason of the child's attainment of
20    age 18 if he or she is then dependent by reason of a physical
21    or mental disability, but shall continue to be paid  as  long
22    as the child's dependency and disability continue.
23    (Source: P.A. 89-12, eff. 4-20-95; 89-643, eff. 8-9-96.)

24        Section  90.  The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
25    Section 8.25 as follows:

26        (30 ILCS 805/8.25 new)
27        Sec. 8.25. Exempt mandate.   Notwithstanding  Sections  6
28    and  8 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required
29    for  the  implementation  of  any  mandate  created  by  this
30    amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.

31        Section 99. Effective date.  This Act takes  effect  upon
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 1    becoming law.

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