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Public Act 90-0020

HB0820 Enrolled                                LRB9004036PTpk

    AN ACT to amend the Illinois Fire Protection Training Act
by changing Sections 9, 10, and 11.

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

    Section  5.  The Illinois Fire Protection Training Act is
amended by changing Sections 9, 10, and 11 as follows:

    (50 ILCS 740/9) (from Ch. 85, par. 539)
    Sec.  9.  Training  participation;  funding.   All  local
governmental  agencies   and   individuals   may   elect   to
participate  in the training programs under this Act, subject
to  the  rules  and  regulations  of  the  Office.  The  Such
participation  may  be  for  certification   only,   or   for
certification  and  reimbursement  for  training  expenses as
further provided in this  Act.  To  be  eligible  to  receive
reimbursement   for   training   of   individuals,   a  local
governmental agency shall require by ordinance that a trainee
complete a basic course approved by the Office, and pass  the
State  test  for  certification at the basic level within the
probationary period as established by the local  governmental
agency.  A  certified  copy  of the ordinance must be on file
with the Office.
    The Office may by rule provide for reimbursement  funding
for  trainees  who  are  volunteers  or  paid  on  call  fire
protection  personnel  beyond  their probationary period, but
not to exceed 3 years from the date  of  initial  employment.
The  Office  may  reimburse for basic or advanced training of
individuals who were  permanently  employed  fire  protection
personnel   prior   to   the  date  of  the  such  ordinance.
Individuals may receive reimbursement if employed by  a  unit
of local government that which participates for reimbursement
funding and the individual is otherwise eligible.
    Failure  of  any  trainee  to  complete  the  such  basic
training  and  certification  within the required period will
render  that  individual  and   local   governmental   agency
ineligible  for  reimbursement funding for basic training for
that individual in the fiscal year in which his  probationary
period  ends.  The  individual  may  later  become  certified
without reimbursement.
    Any  participating local governmental agency may elect to
withdraw from the training program by repealing the  original
ordinance,  and  a certified copy of the ordinance which must
be filed with the Office.
    This  amendatory  Act  of  1982  shall   apply   to   all
unreimbursed  claims  in  the  fiscal  year in which it takes
effect. All local governmental agencies which have previously
filed certified copies of resolutions and ordinances shall be
eligible to receive reimbursement funding for the fiscal year
in which this amendatory Act of  1982  takes  effect.  To  be
eligible   for   continued  reimbursement  funding,  a  local
governmental agency shall submit  a  certified  copy  of  the
required ordinance to the Office by January 1, 1983.
(Source: P.A. 82-777.)

    (50 ILCS 740/10) (from Ch. 85, par. 540)
    Sec.  10.   Training expenses; reimbursement. The Office,
not later than May September 30th of each  year,  from  funds
appropriated  for  this  purpose,  shall  reimburse the local
governmental agencies or  individuals  participating  in  the
training  program  in an amount equalling one-half 1/2 of the
total sum paid by them during the period established  by  the
Office  previous fiscal year for tuition at training schools,
salary  of  trainees  while  in  school,   necessary   travel
expenses, and room and board for each trainee. In addition to
reimbursement  provided  herein  by  the  Office to the local
governmental agencies  for  participation  by  trainees,  the
Office  in  each  year shall reimburse the local governmental
agencies participating in the training program for  permanent
fire  protection personnel in the same manner as trainees for
each  such  training  program.  No  more  than  50%  of   the
reimbursements  distributed to local governmental agencies in
any fiscal year shall be distributed  to  local  governmental
agencies of more than 500,000 persons.  If at the time of the
annual   reimbursement   to   local   governmental   agencies
participating   in   the   training   program   there  is  an
insufficient appropriation to make reimbursement in full, the
appropriation shall be apportioned  among  the  participating
local  governmental  agencies.   No local governmental agency
which shall alter or change in any manner any of the training
programs as promulgated under this Act or fail to comply with
rules and regulations promulgated under  this  Act  shall  be
entitled  to  receive  any  matching  funds  under  this Act.
Submitting false information to  the  Office  is  a  Class  B
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

    (50 ILCS 740/11) (from Ch. 85, par. 541)
    Sec.  11.  Rules  and  regulations.  The Office may make,
amend, and rescind those such rules and regulations as may be
necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. The Office
may shall make rules and regulations establishing the fees to
be paid for administration of examinations, certification  of
schools,  and  certification of fire fighters.  A copy of all
rules and regulations and amendments or  rescissions  thereof
shall   be  filed  with  the  Secretary  of  State  within  a
reasonable time after their adoption.
(Source: P.A. 89-180, eff. 7-19-95.)

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

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