Bill Text: IL HB0051 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that if an offender defaults in the payment of a fine or any installment of that fine, no less than 30 days before the issuance of a warrant, a notice shall be mailed to the offender by first class mail to the most recent address which the offender has provided to the court. Provides that the notice shall contain the following information: (1) the amount of the fine which is due and owing; (2) the docket number of the case in which the fine was assessed; (3) the due date for payment of the fine; (4) instructions as to how payment of the fine may be made; (5) an explanation that intentional refusal to pay the fine may result in imprisonment; and (6) instructions as to how the offender may request a hearing to present evidence that the offender did not intentionally refuse to pay the fine and that failure to pay was the result of the offender's inability to pay the fine. Makes technical changes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-09 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0224 [HB0051 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0051-Chaptered.html



Public Act 101-0224
HB0051 EnrolledLRB101 04573 SLF 49581 b
AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Peter Mendez
Act.
Section 5. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
changing Section 7 as follows:
(50 ILCS 705/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
firearms training, training in the use of electronic
control devices, including the psychological and
physiological effects of the use of those devices on
humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid
antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
and methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person
in need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
elderly, law of evidence, the hazards of high-speed police
vehicle chases with an emphasis on alternatives to the
high-speed chase, and physical training. The curriculum
shall include specific training in techniques for
immediate response to and investigation of cases of
domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,
victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
shall include training in techniques designed to promote
effective communication at the initial contact with crime
victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
The curriculum shall also include training in effective
recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers. The
curriculum shall also include a block of instruction aimed
at identifying and interacting with persons with autism and
other developmental or physical disabilities, reducing
barriers to reporting crimes against persons with autism,
and addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
developmental disabilities. The curriculum shall also
include instruction in trauma-informed responses designed
to ensure the physical safety and well-being of a child of
an arrested parent or immediate family member; this
instruction must include, but is not limited to: (1)
understanding the trauma experienced by the child while
maintaining the integrity of the arrest and safety of
officers, suspects, and other involved individuals; (2)
de-escalation tactics that would include the use of force
when reasonably necessary; and (3) inquiring whether a
child will require supervision and care. The curriculum for
permanent police officers shall include, but not be limited
to: (1) refresher and in-service training in any of the
courses listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced
courses in any of the subjects listed above in this
subparagraph, (3) training for supervisory personnel, and
(4) specialized training in subjects and fields to be
selected by the board. The training in the use of
electronic control devices shall be conducted for
probationary police officers, including University police
officers.
b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
and equipment requirements.
c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
before being eligible for permanent employment as a local
law enforcement officer for a participating local
governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
resuscitation).
e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
probationary county corrections officer must
satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
participating local governmental agency.
f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
a court security officer for a participating local
governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
training requirements which it considers appropriate for
court security officers and shall certify schools to
conduct that training.
A person hired to serve as a court security officer
must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
his or her successful completion of the training course;
(ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
training program of similar content and number of hours
that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
determination that the training course is unnecessary
because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement
experience.
Individuals who currently serve as court security
officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
forfeit his or her position.
All individuals hired as court security officers on or
after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board,
or they shall forfeit their positions.
The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
applications to become court security officers and who meet
the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
Act and as established by the Board.
g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper
use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
response, and cultural competency.
h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
use of force training which shall include scenario based
training, or similar training approved by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
8-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
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