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Public Act 099-0010





Public Act 099-0010
HB0299 EnrolledLRB099 03643 AWJ 23651 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing Section
3-6012.1 as follows:
    (55 ILCS 5/3-6012.1)
    Sec. 3-6012.1. Court security officers. The sheriff of any
county in Illinois with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants may
hire court security officers in such number as the county board
shall from time to time deem necessary. Court security officers
may be designated by the Sheriff to attend courts and perform
the functions set forth in 3-6023. Court security officers
shall have the authority to arrest; however, such arrest powers
shall be limited to performance of their official duties as
court security officers. Court security officers may carry
weapons, upon which they have been trained and qualified as
permitted by law, at their place of employment and to and from
their place of employment with the consent of the Sheriff. The
court security officers shall be sworn officers of the Sheriff
and shall be primarily responsible for the security of the
courthouse and its courtrooms. The court security officers
shall be under the sole control of the sheriff of the county in
which they are hired. No court security officer shall be
subject to the jurisdiction of a Sheriff's Merit Commission
unless the officer was hired through the Sheriff's Merit
Commission's certified applicant process under Section 3-8010
of the Counties Code. If a county has a Sheriff's Merit
Commission, court security officers shall be subject to its
jurisdiction for disciplinary purposes. They are not regular
appointed deputies under Section 3-6008. The position of court
security officer shall not be considered a rank when seeking
initial appointment as deputy sheriff under Section 3-8011.
    Every court security officer hired on or after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall serve a
probationary period of 12 months during which time they may be
discharged at the will of the Sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 89-685, eff. 6-1-97.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016