Bill Text: IL HB1637 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Creates the Keep Illinois Families Together Act. Provides that the Attorney General, within 90 days of the effective date of this Act, in consultation with the appropriate stakeholders, shall propose new rules related to limiting assistance with immigration enforcement at the following facilities to the fullest extent possible consistent with federal and State law to ensure that these facilities remain safe and accessible to all Illinois residents, regardless of immigration status: (1) public schools, including public pre-schools and other early learning programs, public elementary and secondary schools, and public institutions of higher education; (2) State-funded medical treatment and health care facilities, including hospitals, health clinics, emergency or urgent care facilities, nursing homes, group homes for persons with developmental disabilities, community-integrated living arrangements, and State mental health facilities; (3) public libraries; (4) facilities operated by the Office of the Secretary of State; and (5) courthouses. Provides that within 6 months of the effective date of the Act, all State agencies, public schools, and public institutions of higher education shall review their confidentiality policies to identify any changes necessary to limit collection of information from individuals to that information necessary to perform agency duties and to limit use or disclosure of information for any other purpose. Provides that a law enforcement agency or official may not inquire about the citizenship or immigration status or place of birth of any individual, including any person who has been arrested or detained by the agency, any person in the agency or official's custody, any person submitting to questioning by the agency or official, any crime victim, any witness, or any person who calls or approaches the law enforcement agency or official seeking assistance. Makes other changes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 40-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-21 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0019 [HB1637 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB1637-Chaptered.html



Public Act 101-0019
HB1637 EnrolledLRB101 08464 SLF 53540 b
AN ACT concerning immigration.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Keep
Illinois Families Together Act.
Section 5. Public safety.
(a) In this Section:
"Law enforcement agency" means an agency in this State
charged with enforcement of State, county, or municipal
laws or with managing custody of detained persons in the
State, including municipal police departments, sheriff's
departments, campus police departments, the Department of
State Police, and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
"Law enforcement official" means any officer or other
agent of a State or local law enforcement agency authorized
to enforce criminal laws, rules, regulations, or local
ordinances or operate jails, correctional facilities, or
juvenile detention facilities or to maintain custody of
individuals in jails, correctional facilities, or juvenile
detention facilities also including any school resource
officer or other police or security officer assigned to any
public school, including any public pre-school and other
early learning program, public elementary and secondary
school, or public institution of higher education.
(b) On or after the effective date of this Act, no law
enforcement agency or official may enter into or remain in an
agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under a
federal 287(g) program.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall preclude a law
enforcement official from otherwise executing that official's
duties in ensuring public safety.
Section 97. Severability. The provisions of this Act are
severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
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