Bill Text: IL HB2766 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Creates the First Responders Suicide Prevention Act. Provides that emergency services personnel and public safety personnel may refer any person to an employee assistance program or peer support counselor within the emergency services provider or law enforcement agency, or if those services are not available within the agency, to another employee assistance program or peer support counseling program that is available. Provides that any communication made by a participant or counselor in a peer support counseling session conducted by a law enforcement agency or by an emergency services provider for public safety personnel or emergency services personnel and any oral or written information conveyed in the peer support counseling session is confidential and may not be disclosed by any person participating in the peer support counseling session. Provides that any oral communication or written information made or conveyed by a participant or counselor in a peer support session, including an employee assistance program, is not admissible in any judicial proceeding, arbitration proceeding, or other adjudicatory proceeding. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, Illinois Police Training Act, and the Illinois Fire Protection Training Act to require training programs for police and fire fighters to recognize signs of work-related cumulative stress and other related issues that may lead to suicide and offer appropriate solutions for intervention. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-2)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-28 - Sent to the Governor [HB2766 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2766-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning first responders.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the First
5Responders Suicide Prevention Act.
6 Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7 "Emergency services provider" means any public employer
8that employs persons to provide firefighting services.
9 "Emergency services personnel" means any employee of an
10emergency services provider who is engaged in providing
11firefighting services.
12 "Law enforcement agency" means any county sheriff,
13municipal police department, police department established by
14a university, the Department of State Police, the Department of
15Corrections, the Department of Children and Family Services,
16the Division of Probation Services of the Supreme Court, the
17Office of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator, and other local or
18county agency comprised of county probation officers,
19corrections employees, or 9-1-1 telecommunicators or emergency
20medical dispatchers.
21 "Peer support advisor" means an employee, approved by the
22law enforcement agency or the emergency provider, who
23voluntarily provides confidential support and assistance to

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1fellow employees experiencing personal or professional
2problems. An emergency services provider or law enforcement
3agency shall provide peer support advisors with an appropriate
4level of training in counseling to provide emotional and moral
5support.
6 "Peer support counseling program" means a program
7established by an emergency services provider, a law
8enforcement agency, or collective bargaining organization to
9train employees to serve as peer support advisors to conduct
10peer support counseling sessions.
11 "Peer support counseling session" means communication with
12a peer support advisor designated by an emergency services
13provider or law enforcement agency. A peer support counseling
14session is accomplished primarily through listening,
15assessing, assisting with problem-solving, making referrals to
16a professional when necessary and conducting follow-up as
17needed.
18 "Public safety personnel" means any employee of a law
19enforcement agency.
20 Section 10. Establishment of peer support program;
21applicability. Any emergency services provider, law
22enforcement agency, or collective bargaining organization that
23creates a peer support program is subject to this Act. An
24emergency services provider, law enforcement agency, or
25collective bargaining organization shall ensure that peer

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1support advisors receive appropriate training in counseling to
2conduct peer support counseling sessions. Emergency services
3personnel and public safety personnel may refer any person to a
4peer support advisor within the emergency services provider or
5law enforcement agency, or if those services are not available
6within the agency, to another peer support counseling program
7that is available and approved by the emergency services
8provider or law enforcement agency. Notwithstanding any other
9provision of this Act, public safety personnel may not mandate
10that any employee participate in a peer support counseling
11program.
12 Section 20. Confidentiality; exemptions.
13 (a) Any communication made by an employee of an emergency
14services provider or law enforcement agency or peer support
15advisor in a peer support counseling session and any oral or
16written information conveyed in the peer support counseling
17session is confidential and may not be disclosed by any person
18participating in the peer support counseling session and shall
19not be released to any person or entity.
20 (b) Any communication relating to a peer support counseling
21session made confidential under this Section that is made
22between peer support advisors and the supervisors or staff of a
23peer support counseling program, or between the supervisor or
24staff of a peer support counseling program, is confidential and
25may not be disclosed.

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1 (c) This Section does not prohibit any communications
2between counselors who conduct peer support counseling
3sessions or any communications between counselors and the
4supervisors or staff of a peer support counseling program.
5 (c-5) Any communication described in subsection (a) or (b)
6is subject to subpoena for good cause shown.
7 (d) This Section does not apply to:
8 (1) any threat of suicide or homicide made by a
9 participant in a peer support counseling session or any
10 information conveyed in a peer support counseling session
11 related to a threat of suicide or homicide;
12 (2) any information mandated by law or agency policy to
13 be reported, including, but not limited to, domestic
14 violence, child abuse or neglect, or elder abuse or
15 neglect;
16 (3) any admission of criminal conduct; or
17 (4) an admission or act of refusal to perform duties to
18 protect others or the employee of the emergency services
19 provider or law enforcement agency.
20 (e) All communications, notes, records, and reports
21arising out of a peer support counseling session are not
22subject to disclosure under Section 7.5 of the Freedom of
23Information Act.
24 (e-5) A department that establishes a peer support
25counseling program shall develop a policy or rule that imposes
26disciplinary measures against a peer support advisor who

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1violates the confidentiality of the peer support counseling
2program by sharing information learned in a peer support
3counseling session with department personnel who are not
4supervisors or staff of the peer support counseling program,
5unless the information is related to the exemptions in
6subsection (d).
7 (f) A cause of action exists for public safety personnel or
8emergency services personnel if the emergency services
9provider or law enforcement agency uses confidential
10information obtained during a confidential peer support
11counseling session conducted by a law enforcement agency or by
12an emergency services provider for an adverse employment action
13against the participant.
14 Section 25. Judicial proceedings. Any oral communication
15or written information made or conveyed by a participant or
16peer support advisor in a peer support counseling session is
17not admissible in any judicial proceeding, arbitration
18proceeding, or other adjudicatory proceeding, except to the
19extent necessary to enforce subsection (f) of Section 20.
20 Section 30. First Responders Suicide Task Force.
21 (a) The First Responders Suicide Task Force is created to
22pursue recommendations to help reduce the risk and rates of
23suicide among first responders, along with developing a
24mechanism to help reduce the risk and rates of suicide among

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1first responders. The Task Force shall be composed of the
2following members:
3 (1) the Director of State Police or his or her
4 designee;
5 (2)the Director of Public Health or his or her
6 designee;
7 (3) 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed
8 by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom
9 shall serve as co-chair;
10 (4) 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed
11 by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;
12 (5) 2 members of the Senate appointed by the President
13 of the Senate, one of whom shall serve as co-chair;
14 (6) 2 members of the Senate appointed by the Minority
15 Leader of the Senate;
16 (7) 2 members who represent 2 different mental health
17 organizations, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the
18 House of Representatives and one appointed by the Minority
19 Leader of the Senate;
20 (8) one member who represents an organization that
21 advocates on behalf of police appointed by the Speaker of
22 the House of Representatives;
23 (9) one member who represents the Chicago Police
24 Department appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
25 Representatives;
26 (10) 2 members who represent organizations that

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1 advocate on behalf of firefighters appointed by the
2 President of the Senate;
3 (11) one member who represents the Chicago Fire
4 Department appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;
5 and
6 (12) one member who represents an organization that
7 advocates on behalf of sheriffs in the State of Illinois
8 appointed by the President of the Senate.
9 (b) Members of the Task Force shall be appointed within 30
10days after the effective date of this Act and shall serve
11without compensation. The Task Force shall begin meeting no
12later than 30 days after all members have been appointed. The
13Department of State Police shall provide administrative
14support for the Task Force, and if the subject matter is either
15sensitive or classified, the Task Force may hold its hearings
16in private.
17 (c) The Task Force shall issue a final report to the
18General Assembly on or December 31, 2020 and, one year after
19the filing of its report, is dissolved.
20 Section 35. Other provisions of law. Nothing in this Act
21limits or reduces any confidentiality protections or legal
22privileges that are otherwise provided by law or rule,
23including, but not limited to, local ordinance, State or
24federal law, or court rule. Any confidentiality provision
25enacted by local ordinance on or after the effective date of

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1this Act may not diminish the protections enumerated in this
2Act.
3 Section 105. The Freedom of Information Act is amended by
4changing Section 7.5 as follows:
5 (5 ILCS 140/7.5)
6 Sec. 7.5. Statutory exemptions. To the extent provided for
7by the statutes referenced below, the following shall be exempt
8from inspection and copying:
9 (a) All information determined to be confidential
10 under Section 4002 of the Technology Advancement and
11 Development Act.
12 (b) Library circulation and order records identifying
13 library users with specific materials under the Library
14 Records Confidentiality Act.
15 (c) Applications, related documents, and medical
16 records received by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
17 Procedures Board and any and all documents or other records
18 prepared by the Experimental Organ Transplantation
19 Procedures Board or its staff relating to applications it
20 has received.
21 (d) Information and records held by the Department of
22 Public Health and its authorized representatives relating
23 to known or suspected cases of sexually transmissible
24 disease or any information the disclosure of which is

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1 restricted under the Illinois Sexually Transmissible
2 Disease Control Act.
3 (e) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
4 under Section 30 of the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
5 (f) Firm performance evaluations under Section 55 of
6 the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying
7 Qualifications Based Selection Act.
8 (g) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
9 and exempted under Section 50 of the Illinois Prepaid
10 Tuition Act.
11 (h) Information the disclosure of which is exempted
12 under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and
13 records of any lawfully created State or local inspector
14 general's office that would be exempt if created or
15 obtained by an Executive Inspector General's office under
16 that Act.
17 (i) Information contained in a local emergency energy
18 plan submitted to a municipality in accordance with a local
19 emergency energy plan ordinance that is adopted under
20 Section 11-21.5-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
21 (j) Information and data concerning the distribution
22 of surcharge moneys collected and remitted by carriers
23 under the Emergency Telephone System Act.
24 (k) Law enforcement officer identification information
25 or driver identification information compiled by a law
26 enforcement agency or the Department of Transportation

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1 under Section 11-212 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
2 (l) Records and information provided to a residential
3 health care facility resident sexual assault and death
4 review team or the Executive Council under the Abuse
5 Prevention Review Team Act.
6 (m) Information provided to the predatory lending
7 database created pursuant to Article 3 of the Residential
8 Real Property Disclosure Act, except to the extent
9 authorized under that Article.
10 (n) Defense budgets and petitions for certification of
11 compensation and expenses for court appointed trial
12 counsel as provided under Sections 10 and 15 of the Capital
13 Crimes Litigation Act. This subsection (n) shall apply
14 until the conclusion of the trial of the case, even if the
15 prosecution chooses not to pursue the death penalty prior
16 to trial or sentencing.
17 (o) Information that is prohibited from being
18 disclosed under Section 4 of the Illinois Health and
19 Hazardous Substances Registry Act.
20 (p) Security portions of system safety program plans,
21 investigation reports, surveys, schedules, lists, data, or
22 information compiled, collected, or prepared by or for the
23 Regional Transportation Authority under Section 2.11 of
24 the Regional Transportation Authority Act or the St. Clair
25 County Transit District under the Bi-State Transit Safety
26 Act.

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1 (q) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
2 Personnel Record Records Review Act.
3 (r) Information prohibited from being disclosed by the
4 Illinois School Student Records Act.
5 (s) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
6 under Section 5-108 of the Public Utilities Act.
7 (t) All identified or deidentified health information
8 in the form of health data or medical records contained in,
9 stored in, submitted to, transferred by, or released from
10 the Illinois Health Information Exchange, and identified
11 or deidentified health information in the form of health
12 data and medical records of the Illinois Health Information
13 Exchange in the possession of the Illinois Health
14 Information Exchange Authority due to its administration
15 of the Illinois Health Information Exchange. The terms
16 "identified" and "deidentified" shall be given the same
17 meaning as in the Health Insurance Portability and
18 Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191, or any
19 subsequent amendments thereto, and any regulations
20 promulgated thereunder.
21 (u) Records and information provided to an independent
22 team of experts under the Developmental Disability and
23 Mental Health Safety Act (also known as Brian's Law).
24 (v) Names and information of people who have applied
25 for or received Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under
26 the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act or applied for

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1 or received a concealed carry license under the Firearm
2 Concealed Carry Act, unless otherwise authorized by the
3 Firearm Concealed Carry Act; and databases under the
4 Firearm Concealed Carry Act, records of the Concealed Carry
5 Licensing Review Board under the Firearm Concealed Carry
6 Act, and law enforcement agency objections under the
7 Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
8 (w) Personally identifiable information which is
9 exempted from disclosure under subsection (g) of Section
10 19.1 of the Toll Highway Act.
11 (x) Information which is exempted from disclosure
12 under Section 5-1014.3 of the Counties Code or Section
13 8-11-21 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
14 (y) Confidential information under the Adult
15 Protective Services Act and its predecessor enabling
16 statute, the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, including
17 information about the identity and administrative finding
18 against any caregiver of a verified and substantiated
19 decision of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of an
20 eligible adult maintained in the Registry established
21 under Section 7.5 of the Adult Protective Services Act.
22 (z) Records and information provided to a fatality
23 review team or the Illinois Fatality Review Team Advisory
24 Council under Section 15 of the Adult Protective Services
25 Act.
26 (aa) Information which is exempted from disclosure

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1 under Section 2.37 of the Wildlife Code.
2 (bb) Information which is or was prohibited from
3 disclosure by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
4 (cc) Recordings made under the Law Enforcement
5 Officer-Worn Body Camera Act, except to the extent
6 authorized under that Act.
7 (dd) Information that is prohibited from being
8 disclosed under Section 45 of the Condominium and Common
9 Interest Community Ombudsperson Act.
10 (ee) Information that is exempted from disclosure
11 under Section 30.1 of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
12 (ff) Information that is exempted from disclosure
13 under the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
14 (gg) Information that is prohibited from being
15 disclosed under Section 7-603.5 of the Illinois Vehicle
16 Code.
17 (hh) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
18 Section 1A-16.7 of the Election Code.
19 (ii) Information which is exempted from disclosure
20 under Section 2505-800 of the Department of Revenue Law of
21 the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
22 (jj) Information and reports that are required to be
23 submitted to the Department of Labor by registering day and
24 temporary labor service agencies but are exempt from
25 disclosure under subsection (a-1) of Section 45 of the Day
26 and Temporary Labor Services Act.

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1 (kk) Information prohibited from disclosure under the
2 Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act.
3 (ll) Information the disclosure of which is restricted
4 and exempted under Section 5-30.8 of the Illinois Public
5 Aid Code.
6 (mm) (ll) Records that are exempt from disclosure under
7 Section 4.2 of the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
8 (nn) (ll) Information that is exempt from disclosure
9 under Section 70 of the Higher Education Student Assistance
10 Act.
11 (oo) Communications, notes, records, and reports
12 arising out of a peer support counseling session prohibited
13 from disclosure under the First Responders Suicide
14 Prevention Act.
15 (pp) Names and all identifying information relating to
16 an employee of an emergency services provider or law
17 enforcement agency under the First Responders Suicide
18 Prevention Act.
19(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-298, eff. 8-6-15; 99-352,
20eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-776, eff. 8-12-16;
2199-863, eff. 8-19-16; 100-20, eff. 7-1-17; 100-22, eff. 1-1-18;
22100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-373, eff. 1-1-18; 100-464, eff.
238-28-17; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 100-512, eff. 7-1-18; 100-517,
24eff. 6-1-18; 100-646, eff. 7-27-18; 100-690, eff. 1-1-19;
25100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 100-887, eff. 8-14-18; revised
2610-12-18.)

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1 Section 110. The Department of State Police Law of the
2Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
3Section 2605-610 as follows:
4 (20 ILCS 2605/2605-610 new)
5 Sec. 2605-610. Possession of a Firearm Owner's
6Identification Card. The Department shall not make possession
7of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of
8continued employment if the State Police officer's Firearm
9Owner's Identification Card is revoked or seized because the
10State Police officer has been a patient of a mental health
11facility and the State Police officer has not been determined
12to pose a clear and present danger to himself, herself, or
13others as determined by a physician, clinical psychologist, or
14qualified examiner. Nothing is this Section shall otherwise
15impair an employer's ability to determine a State Police
16officer's fitness for duty. A collective bargaining agreement
17already in effect on this issue on the effective date of this
18amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly cannot be
19modified, but on or after the effective date of this amendatory
20Act of the 101st General Assembly, the employer cannot require
21a Firearm Owner's Identification Card as a condition of
22continued employment in a collective bargaining agreement. The
23employer shall document if and why a State Police officer has
24been determined to pose a clear and present danger.

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1 Section 115. The Illinois Police Training Act is amended by
2changing Section 7 as follows:
3 (50 ILCS 705/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 507)
4 Sec. 7. Rules and standards for schools. The Board shall
5adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which shall
6include, but not be limited to, the following:
7 a. The curriculum for probationary police officers
8 which shall be offered by all certified schools shall
9 include, but not be limited to, courses of procedural
10 justice, arrest and use and control tactics, search and
11 seizure, including temporary questioning, civil rights,
12 human rights, human relations, cultural competency,
13 including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity,
14 criminal law, law of criminal procedure, constitutional
15 and proper use of law enforcement authority, vehicle and
16 traffic law including uniform and non-discriminatory
17 enforcement of the Illinois Vehicle Code, traffic control
18 and accident investigation, techniques of obtaining
19 physical evidence, court testimonies, statements, reports,
20 firearms training, training in the use of electronic
21 control devices, including the psychological and
22 physiological effects of the use of those devices on
23 humans, first-aid (including cardiopulmonary
24 resuscitation), training in the administration of opioid

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1 antagonists as defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (e)
2 of Section 5-23 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, handling
3 of juvenile offenders, recognition of mental conditions
4 and crises, including, but not limited to, the disease of
5 addiction, which require immediate assistance and response
6 and methods to safeguard and provide assistance to a person
7 in need of mental treatment, recognition of abuse, neglect,
8 financial exploitation, and self-neglect of adults with
9 disabilities and older adults, as defined in Section 2 of
10 the Adult Protective Services Act, crimes against the
11 elderly, law of evidence, the hazards of high-speed police
12 vehicle chases with an emphasis on alternatives to the
13 high-speed chase, and physical training. The curriculum
14 shall include specific training in techniques for
15 immediate response to and investigation of cases of
16 domestic violence and of sexual assault of adults and
17 children, including cultural perceptions and common myths
18 of sexual assault and sexual abuse as well as interview
19 techniques that are age sensitive and are trauma informed,
20 victim centered, and victim sensitive. The curriculum
21 shall include training in techniques designed to promote
22 effective communication at the initial contact with crime
23 victims and ways to comprehensively explain to victims and
24 witnesses their rights under the Rights of Crime Victims
25 and Witnesses Act and the Crime Victims Compensation Act.
26 The curriculum shall also include training in effective

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1 recognition of and responses to stress, trauma, and
2 post-traumatic stress experienced by police officers that
3 is consistent with Section 25 of the Illinois Mental Health
4 First Aid Training Act in a peer setting. The curriculum
5 shall also include a block of instruction aimed at
6 identifying and interacting with persons with autism and
7 other developmental or physical disabilities, reducing
8 barriers to reporting crimes against persons with autism,
9 and addressing the unique challenges presented by cases
10 involving victims or witnesses with autism and other
11 developmental disabilities. The curriculum for permanent
12 police officers shall include, but not be limited to: (1)
13 refresher and in-service training in any of the courses
14 listed above in this subparagraph, (2) advanced courses in
15 any of the subjects listed above in this subparagraph, (3)
16 training for supervisory personnel, and (4) specialized
17 training in subjects and fields to be selected by the
18 board. The training in the use of electronic control
19 devices shall be conducted for probationary police
20 officers, including University police officers.
21 b. Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements
22 and equipment requirements.
23 c. Minimum requirements for instructors.
24 d. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
25 probationary police officer must satisfactorily complete
26 before being eligible for permanent employment as a local

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1 law enforcement officer for a participating local
2 governmental agency. Those requirements shall include
3 training in first aid (including cardiopulmonary
4 resuscitation).
5 e. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
6 probationary county corrections officer must
7 satisfactorily complete before being eligible for
8 permanent employment as a county corrections officer for a
9 participating local governmental agency.
10 f. Minimum basic training requirements which a
11 probationary court security officer must satisfactorily
12 complete before being eligible for permanent employment as
13 a court security officer for a participating local
14 governmental agency. The Board shall establish those
15 training requirements which it considers appropriate for
16 court security officers and shall certify schools to
17 conduct that training.
18 A person hired to serve as a court security officer
19 must obtain from the Board a certificate (i) attesting to
20 his or her successful completion of the training course;
21 (ii) attesting to his or her satisfactory completion of a
22 training program of similar content and number of hours
23 that has been found acceptable by the Board under the
24 provisions of this Act; or (iii) attesting to the Board's
25 determination that the training course is unnecessary
26 because of the person's extensive prior law enforcement

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1 experience.
2 Individuals who currently serve as court security
3 officers shall be deemed qualified to continue to serve in
4 that capacity so long as they are certified as provided by
5 this Act within 24 months of June 1, 1997 (the effective
6 date of Public Act 89-685). Failure to be so certified,
7 absent a waiver from the Board, shall cause the officer to
8 forfeit his or her position.
9 All individuals hired as court security officers on or
10 after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act
11 89-685) shall be certified within 12 months of the date of
12 their hire, unless a waiver has been obtained by the Board,
13 or they shall forfeit their positions.
14 The Sheriff's Merit Commission, if one exists, or the
15 Sheriff's Office if there is no Sheriff's Merit Commission,
16 shall maintain a list of all individuals who have filed
17 applications to become court security officers and who meet
18 the eligibility requirements established under this Act.
19 Either the Sheriff's Merit Commission, or the Sheriff's
20 Office if no Sheriff's Merit Commission exists, shall
21 establish a schedule of reasonable intervals for
22 verification of the applicants' qualifications under this
23 Act and as established by the Board.
24 g. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
25 police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years.
26 Those requirements shall include constitutional and proper

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1 use of law enforcement authority, procedural justice,
2 civil rights, human rights, mental health awareness and
3 response, and cultural competency.
4 h. Minimum in-service training requirements, which a
5 police officer must satisfactorily complete at least
6 annually. Those requirements shall include law updates and
7 use of force training which shall include scenario based
8 training, or similar training approved by the Board.
9(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642,
10eff. 7-28-16; 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-121, eff. 1-1-18;
11100-247, eff. 1-1-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff.
128-14-18; 100-910, eff. 1-1-19; revised 9-28-19.)
13 Section 117. The Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act
14is amended by changing Section 7.2 as follows:
15 (50 ILCS 725/7.2)
16 Sec. 7.2. Possession of a Firearm Owner's Identification
17Card. An employer of an officer shall not make possession of a
18Firearm Owner's Identification Card a condition of continued
19employment if the officer's Firearm Owner's Identification
20Card is revoked or seized because the officer has been a
21patient of a mental health facility and the officer has not
22been determined to pose a clear and present danger to himself,
23herself, or others as determined by a physician, clinical
24psychologist, or qualified examiner. Nothing is this Section

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1shall otherwise impair an employer's ability to determine an
2officer's fitness for duty. On and after the effective date of
3this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, Section 6 of
4this Act shall not apply to the prohibition requiring a Firearm
5Owner's Identification Card as a condition of continued
6employment, but a collective bargaining agreement already in
7effect on that issue on the effective date of this amendatory
8Act of the 100th General Assembly cannot be modified. The
9employer shall document if and why an officer has been
10determined to pose a clear and present danger.
11(Source: P.A. 100-911, eff. 8-17-18.)
12 Section 120. The Illinois Fire Protection Training Act is
13amended by changing Section 8 as follows:
14 (50 ILCS 740/8) (from Ch. 85, par. 538)
15 Sec. 8. Rules and minimum standards for schools. The Office
16shall adopt rules and minimum standards for such schools which
17shall include but not be limited to the following:
18 a. Minimum courses of study, resources, facilities,
19 apparatus, equipment, reference material, established
20 records and procedures as determined by the Office.
21 b. Minimum requirements for instructors.
22 c. Minimum basic training requirements, which a
23 trainee must satisfactorily complete before being eligible
24 for permanent employment as a firefighter fire fighter in

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1 the fire department of a participating local governmental
2 agency. Those requirements shall include training in first
3 aid (including cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and training
4 in the administration of opioid antagonists as defined in
5 paragraph (1) of subsection (e) of Section 5-23 of the
6 Substance Use Disorder Act.
7 d. Training in effective recognition of and responses
8 to stress, trauma, and post-traumatic stress experienced
9 by firefighters that is consistent with Section 25 of the
10 Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act in a peer
11 setting.
12(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19.)
13 Section 130. The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
143-6012.2 as follows:
15 (55 ILCS 5/3-6012.2 new)
16 Sec. 3-6012.2. Mental health specialists; sheriff's
17offices. Sheriff's offices shall ensure that mental health
18resources, including counselors or therapists, are available
19to each sheriff's office's employees, whether through direct
20employment by that office, contract employment, or other means.
21 Section 135. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
22adding Sections 11-1-14 and 11-6-11 as follows:

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1 (65 ILCS 5/11-1-14 new)
2 Sec. 11-1-14. Mental health specialists; police. The
3corporate authorities of each municipality which has
4established a police department shall ensure that mental health
5resources, including counselors or therapists, are available
6to that police department's employees, whether through direct
7employment by that department, contract employment, or other
8means.
9 (65 ILCS 5/11-6-11 new)
10 Sec. 11-6-11. Mental health specialists; fire. The
11corporate authorities of each municipality which has
12established firefighting services shall ensure that mental
13health resources, including counselors or therapists, are
14available to that fire department's employees, whether through
15direct employment by that department, contract employment, or
16other means.
17 Section 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.
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