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Primary Election Results

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

From Leinenweber, Baroni and Daffada

Yesterday’s primary was generally very good for the FOP endorsed candidates.  Of the 18 endorsed candidates, 3 did not have primaries, 4 lost and 11 won.  In addition, although the FOP did not endorse candidates for constitutional office, the Democratic candidates for Governor and Attorney General, Pritzker and Raoul, were labor endorsed candidates and are the best-case scenario for the FOP.

Brian Stewart, John D’Amico and Marc Bell did not have primaries.  Dan Burke and David Reis both lost.  Dan Burke’s loss was a big negative for the FOP, but it was not a surprise.  The candidate is a long serving incumbent whose district has had a huge demographic change since Burke was first elected.  The district is 75% Hispanic now, and he was challenged by a Hispanic candidate.  Reis was the one pick up for Proft and Uhlien who spent over $5 million on a variety of candidates.  Despite the defeat of Reis, who supported the recent tax increase, Proft and Uhlien suffered general losses across the board, and were two of the biggest losers overall.  This was made most clear with Durkin’s decisive defeat of Straub, as taking out Durkin was a key point of the Proft plan.  Silverstein also lost a brutal primary defending his Democratic North Suburban seat.  He was defeated by an SEIU member who is a progressive Democrat and he will be the next Senator after the General. Nic Zito also lost.  He was running against a Proft backed candidate to replace Fortner in DuPage County.

The endorsed candidates overall had relatively strong victories.  Martwick and Rita were two House Democrat incumbents who both had huge victories in defending their seats.  Dan Didtech is running to keep Representative Sente’s seat Democrat, and he had a clear victory in his Lake County District.  Lance Yednock, a generally labor supported candidate, won in his effort to beat Republican Long in Ottawa.  Terri Bryant, Norrine Hammond, C.D. Davidsmeyer and Dan Brady all defended themselves against Proft backed candidates trying to take them out in House Republican Primaries.  While these races started out close, they all ended up decisive victories.  Andrew Chesney and Eddie Corrigan both defended House Republican seats as new candidates and both beat Proft supported candidates. 

While there were ultimately no upsets in the Governor’s race, it was the most compelling race of the primary, in both parties.  Pritzker beat expectations and won with a larger margin than any experts predicted, beating both Kennedy who slightly underperformed and Biss who beat expectations.  Pritzker’s race was one of the first races to be called.  Rauner, in contrast, faced a much narrower reelection than was expected against challenger Ives.  The race was not ultimately decided until late in the evening.  This was important, because it showed how vulnerable Rauner is going into the General Election.  Pritzker received near double the votes in the primary than Rauner did.

The major upset of the night was Kwame Raoul’s win over Pat Quinn.  Both candidates were running as Democratic candidates for Attorney General.  Although former Governor Quinn had numerous negatives, he was positioned to do well because of high name recognition in an 8-way primary.  Kwame was able to message effectively in the last weeks before the primary, and ultimately carried the night.  Kwame will face off against Republican Erica Harold in the General Election.

Mid-March Legislative Update

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Monday, March 19, 2018

From: Leinenweber, Baroni and Daffada

Last week was the last week of session prior to a three-week break.  The unusually long break is due to a week off for the primary election which is on March 20, combined with a typical two-week spring break.  When the General Assembly returns, there is one week of session prior to the Committee deadline in both the House and the Senate.  The unusually busy primary with primary opponents on both sides of the governor’s race, as well as contested primaries for both Republicans and Democrats for legislative seats throughout the state has generally reduced legislative action in both chambers.  This means that the first week of April will likely see more bills moved than January, February and March combined.

The Primary election has been hotly contested, but the outcomes will likely be Pritzker winning the Democrat spot and he will more than likely face off against incumbent Rauner in the General Election in November.  Many of the legislative primaries are tighter races.  Other than a few races which are for open seats, these legislative races can generally be characterized as more extreme members of each party challenging moderate counterpoints.  The Illinois Policy Institute is dumping millions of dollars into races to take out any republican who supported the recent tax increase or who is viewed as too moderate.  One example of this is the challenge of Republican House Leader Jim Durkin by Mickey Straub.  Similarly, several Democrats are facing challenges from progressive members of the party.  One such long serving Democrat is Bob Rita, who represents Blue Island.  He is being challenged by Mary Carvlin. The possible outcome of these races will be an erosion of power for the traditional Democrat and Republican party leadership as new, more independent legislators come into office.

HB 4271 allows auxiliary officers for counties to live outside the county in which they are acting as auxiliaries.  The legislation moved out of Committee, but the sponsor has agreed to hold the bill on 2nd reading.

SB 3177 is a bill that fixes an issue with Tier I officers who work for a community with less than 5,000 population who are in an IMRF covered position.  The legislation makes it clear that they remain Tier I when the municipality creates a downstate police pension fund.  The legislation is assigned to committee and will be heard in the first week of April.

SB 3415 removes the sunset date for the long existing requirement to collect racial data on individuals who are stopped, and the recently created requirement to collect racial data on pedestrian stops.  We are involved in ongoing discussions on the bill, which is currently in committee. 

March Legislative Update

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Monday, March 5, 2018

From: Leinenweber, Baroni and Daffada

The Illinois General Assembly met last week, with both chambers in session.  The primary focus is moving bills out of committee in anticipation of the committee deadline coming up in approximately one month.  The House is in this upcoming week, and the Senate is in the next week, and both chambers are out for the next three weeks.  The unusual three-week break is due to the mid-March primary and the timing of the traditional two week break on either side of the Easter holiday.

The main policy debate of last week was legislation dealing with various aspects of gun control.  This issue soared into the political spotlight after the recent school shooting in Florida and the loss of a law enforcement officer in Chicago.  All the legislation dealing with this issue passed the House last week, all with at least some bi-partisan support. The other issue that does not seem to be diminishing in headline value is the issue of sexual harassment claims against various Madigan staffers.  Madigan, who is ultimately responsible for hundreds of employees both as the Speaker of the House and as Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, has had two top level campaign staff persons accused of harassment.  This immediately sent the Speaker’s operation into a defensive tail spin, and Madigan has not yet fully gained control of the situation.  Madigan has tried to deal with the situation by increasing communication with both members of his caucus and with the press, a move that is somewhat unusual for the political veteran.  Despite his best efforts, Madigan is coming across as, at best, out of touch.  This is especially problematic for Speaker loyalists, some of whom are facing primary elections.  The timing probably could not be worse, as early voting for the March 20 primary has already started.

The primary issues have not changed radically for either party over the past weeks.  Ives is still intent on taking out Rauner and has continued to build steam in her campaign.  She has made it into more and more media and picked up positive press along the way; however, she has too large of a gap to narrow to have much hope of victory.  The Democratic gubernatorial primary has tightened up, but in every poll and in every scenario, Pritzker has remained on top since the beginning.  This is due to the huge financial advantage Pritzker has over Kennedy and Biss, and the organization and professional staff that type of financial advantage can buy.  The overcrowded 8-way Democratic race to replace Lisa Madigan, the long-standing Attorney General, seems to have tightened to the two leading challengers, Kwame Raoul and Pat Quinn.

Legislation of Interest:

  • HB 4701 clarifies that an individual who is in IMRF as a law enforcement officer, who gets transferred to a downstate police pension fund is still a Tier 1 member. The legislation has not yet made it out of committee.

  • HB 5114 which combines the language of HB 4701 with a change in the State Universities Retirement System to reinstate the law enforcement benefit for Tier 2 university police. The legislation has not yet made it out of committee. 

  • HB 5350 makes changes to reinstate the alternative formula for tier 2 conservation police. The legislation has not yet made it out of committee.

February Legislative Update

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

From: Leinenweber, Baroni and Daffada

The General Assembly cancelled legislative days last week after an unprecedented lack of work being done.  So far, for the year, the House has filed a fraction of the number of bills that would historically have been filed, 515, and the Senate dropped the bar even further by filing 393 bills.  This means that filings for the year are at about 30% of what would be expected.  The Legislative Reference Bureau, the agency responsible for issuing a bar code for all legislation, indicated that requests were down about 20% from years past.  Ultimately, this means that the upcoming week will see a higher bill file rate than has recently been recorded; as many as 2000 bills could be filed this week.

A quick perusal of the bills that have been filed suggest the General Assembly’s top priorities this year are 1.  Protecting dogs, 2. Not spending money the state doesn’t have and 3. Further controlling who, when and what can carry firearms.  These are all political issues, and a desire for headlines seem to be dominating the bill filings so far.  There are almost 50 seats impacted by the primary, so some of the political rhetoric will die down after the primary on March 20, but much of it will continue into the General Election with what will be record breaking spending on political advertisements this summer and fall.

We have had meetings with legislators this week and are scheduled for many more in the upcoming week.  So far topics of discussions have included police professionalism, pension changes, revenue issues for municipalities and racial profiling. We will see bills on these issues filed this week.  In addition, we will file bills including a bill to decrease obstacles to mental health services, eliminate several pension issues and clarify definitions of peace officer for purposes LEOSA. Also, there are several bills active now, including two scheduled for Committee this week.

Legislation of Interest:

IL - HB4185 CORRECTIONAL OFFICER-FIREARMS

Last Action: Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee (February 5, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative David B. Reis (R)

Summary: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of Corrections. Permits a currently employed or retired State correctional officer to carry his or her own firearm off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons statute or aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statute if he or she meets certain training requirements.

IL - HB4187 WORKERS COMP-INJURY

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 16, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative David B. Reis (R)

Summary: Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Defines the terms "accident" and "injury". Provides that "injury" includes the aggravation of a pre-existing condition by an accident arising out of and in the course of the employment, but only for so long as the aggravation of the pre-existing condition continues to be the major contributing cause of the disability. Provides that an injury resulting directly or indirectly from idiopathic causes is not compensable.

IL - HB4242 FOIA-HARASSMENT SETTLMENTS

Last Action: House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee (February 6, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative David McSweeney (R)

Summary: Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall provide notice to the public if the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body enters into a severance agreement with an employee or contractor accused of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination. Provides that no more than 72 hours after the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body makes a payment under the severance agreement, the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall publish on its Internet website and cause to be published, for a period of not less than 7 days, in the newspaper of general circulation having the largest circulation within the jurisdiction of the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body the following information: (1) the name of the person receiving the payment; (2) the amount of the payment; and (3) the fact that the person receiving the payment has been accused of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination, as the case may be. Effective immediately.

Amendments:

House Amendment 001

IL - HB4271 COUNTIES CD-AUXILIARY DEPUTIES

Last Action: Assigned to Counties & Townships Committee (January 30, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Brad Halbrook (R)

Summary: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the county authorities may (rather than shall) require that all auxiliary deputies be residents of the county served by them. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4286 LAW ENFORCEMENT-EQUIPMENT

Last Action: Assigned to State Government Administration Committee (January 24, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Will Guzzardi (D)

Scheduled Hearing:

State Government Administration (House)

Date: February 14, 2018

Time: 8:30am (CST)

Location:

Room C-1 Stratton Building Springfield, IL

Summary: Creates the Law Enforcement Agency Military Equipment Purchase Act. Provides that a law enforcement agency may not receive the following property from a military equipment surplus program operated by the federal government: (1) drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; (2) aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; (3) grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; (4) silencers; or (5) militarized armored vehicles. Provides that if a law enforcement agency purchases property from a military equipment surplus program operated by the federal government, the law enforcement agency may only use State or unit of local government funds for the purchase. Provides that funds obtained from the federal government may not be used to purchase property from a military equipment surplus program. Provides that if a law enforcement agency requests property from a military equipment surplus program, the law enforcement agency shall publish a notice of the request on a publicly accessible website within 14 days after the request. Defines terms. Preempts home rule.

IL - HB4299 CRIM CD-ELECTRONIC TRAK DEVICE

Last Action: Assigned to Executive Committee (January 30, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Joe Sosnowski (R)

Summary: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the prohibition on a person or entity in the State using an electronic tracking device to determine the location or movement of a person does not apply when the vehicle is under the control of a State agency and the electronic tracking device is used by the agency, or an Inspector General (rather than the Inspector General appointed under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act) who has jurisdiction over that State agency, for the purpose of tracking vehicles driven by employees or contractors of that State agency. Provides that the prohibition on a person or entity in the State using an electronic tracking device to determine the location or movement of a person does not apply when the vehicle is owned, leased, or under the control of a local government agency and the electronic tracking device is used by the Inspector General who has jurisdiction over that local government agency, for the purpose of tracking a vehicle driven by an employee or contractor of that local government agency. Provides that a violation of this provision is a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4312 VEH CD-EMERGENCY VEH-PENALTY

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 26, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Tim Butler (R)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person who violates a provision in the Code governing the operation of a vehicle approaching a stationary emergency vehicle commits a petty (rather than business) offense punishable by fine of not more than $75 (rather than a fine of not less than $100 or more than $10,000). Provides that a person who violates the provision when the violation results in damage to the property of another person commits a business offense punishable by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $10,000. Provides that a person who violates the provision when the violation results in injury or death of another person commits a Class A misdemeanor.

IL - HB4313 CORRECTIONAL OFFICER-FIREARMS

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 26, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Thomas M. Bennett (R)

Summary: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of Corrections. Permits currently employed and retired State correctional officers to carry their own firearms off duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements.

IL - HB4390 CRIM CD-CRIMINAL BUILDING MGMT

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 30, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Kathleen Willis (D)

Summary: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Defines "commercial property", "dangerous condition", "first responder", "management or operational control", "person", and "serious bodily injury". Provides that first responder endangerment is committed when a person knowingly creates a dangerous situation and intentionally conceals the dangerous condition in a commercial property under his or her management or control and the dangerous condition is the primary cause of death or serious bodily injury of a first responder during the course of his or her official duties. Provides that first responder endangerment is a Class 4 felony.

IL - HB4403 FIREARMS-JUDICIAL OFFICERS

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 30, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Margo McDermed (R)

Summary: Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Permits certain judicial officers, some with written consent required, to carry a concealed firearm to any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government, any building designated for matters before a circuit court, appellate court, or the Supreme Court, or any building or portion of a building under the control of the Supreme Court and any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government.

IL - HB4419 EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ACT

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 31, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Allen Skillicorn (R)

Summary: Creates the Employment Relations Act. Provides that employees may: (a) organize together or form, join, or assist in labor organization; (b) engage in lawful concerted activities for the purpose of collective negotiation or bargaining or other mutual aid and protection; (c) negotiate or bargain collectively with their employers through representatives of their own free choice; or (d) refrain from any or all of the activities identified in items (a) through (c). Provides that an individual shall not be required as a condition of obtaining or continuing employment to: (1) refrain or resign from membership in, voluntary affiliation with, or voluntary financial support of a labor organization; (2) become or remain a member of a labor organization; (3) pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges or expenses to a labor organization; or (4) pay to any charitable organization or third party an amount that is in lieu of, equivalent to, or any portion of charges or expenses required of members of or employees represented by a labor organization. Makes unlawful and unenforceable any agreement or contract between an employer and labor organization that requires an employee to satisfy any activities identified in items (1) through (4). Contains provisions concerning civil penalties and other matters. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4421 E-VERIFY REQUIRE EMPLOYER

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 31, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative David B. Reis (R)

Summary: Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Requires every employer, after hiring an employee, to verify the employment eligibility of the employee through the E-Verify program. Provides that, in addition to any other requirement for an employer to receive a grant, loan, or performance-based incentive from any government entity, the employer shall register with and participate in the E-Verify program. Provides that before receiving the economic development incentive, the employer shall provide proof to the government entity that the employer is registered with and is participating in the E-Verify program. Provides that the State, its political subdivisions, and units of local government, including home rule units, shall require each employer to use an Employment Eligibility Verification System as a condition of receiving a government contract or a business license. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4439 LABOR & GOVT ETHICS-PREEMPT

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 31, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Barbara Wheeler (R)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act does not take precedence over the provisions of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act relating to wages, hours, and conditions of employment and employment relations. Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that in case of any conflict between the provisions of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and any other existing and future law, including existing preemption statutes, executive order, administrative regulation, collective bargaining agreement, or other agreements, the provisions of the Act shall prevail and control, after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Repeals a Section regarding preemption of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.

IL - HB4467 HIGHER ED-POLICE/FIRE GRANT

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 31, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Frances Ann Hurley (D)

Summary: Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. In a Section concerning a police officer or fire officer survivor grant, provides that, with respect to disabled police and fire officers, natural children need not be born before the disability occurred in order to receive the grant. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4468 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SUBJECTS

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 31, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Joe Sosnowski (R)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act to limit the required subjects of collective bargaining under those respective Acts to employee wages. Exempts specified security employees, peace officer units, and units of fire fighters or paramedics from provisions limiting the subjects of collective bargaining to employee wages. Defines "wages". Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4471 POLICE MEMORIALS SCRATCH-OFF

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 31, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Daniel J. Burke (D)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of the Lottery, beginning on January 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as is practical, to offer a special instant scratch-off game to benefit police memorials. Provides that the net revenue from that game shall be divided equally for distribution into the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund, the Police Memorial Committee Fund, and the Illinois State Police Memorial Fund and shall be used to fund grants for building and maintaining memorials and parks; holding annual memorial commemorations; giving scholarships to children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, or those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement; and providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when a police officer is killed or injured in the line of duty. Authorizes the Department to adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the game. Defines "net revenue". Effective immediately.

IL - HB4481 CRIM CD-HATE CRIME-SAFETY

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative John M. Cabello (R)

Summary: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is also a hate crime by reason of the actual or perceived employment as a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical services personnel of another individual or group of individuals, or by reason of the actual or perceived military status of another individual or group of individuals, regardless of the existence of any other motivating factor or factors to commit assault, battery, aggravated assault, misdemeanor theft, criminal trespass to residence, misdemeanor criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to vehicle, criminal trespass to real property, mob action, disorderly conduct, harassment by telephone, or harassment through electronic communications.

IL - HB4482 LOTTERY-STATE POLICE MEMORIAL

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative John M. Cabello (R)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of the Lottery, beginning on January 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as is practical, to offer a special instant scratch-off game to benefit State police memorials. Requires the net revenue from that game to be deposited into the Criminal Justice Information Projects Fund. Provides that moneys received from the scratch-off game shall be divided equally for distribution into the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund, the Police Memorial Committee Fund, and the Illinois State Police Memorial Fund. Moneys received under this Section shall be used to fund grants for building and maintaining memorials and parks; holding annual memorial commemorations; giving scholarships to children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, or those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement; and providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when a police officer is killed or injured in the line of duty. Authorizes the Department to adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the game. Defines "net revenue". Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4486 FIREARM OWNERS ID ACT-REPEAL

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative John M. Cabello (R)

Summary: Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2019.

IL - HB4488 PEACE OFFICER MOTOR-PURSUIT

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative John M. Cabello (R)

Summary: Creates the Peace Officer Motor Vehicle Pursuit Act. Provides that a peace officer is authorized to initiate a motor vehicle pursuit when the officer is able to articulate a reason to believe the occupant of a fleeing vehicle: (1) has committed or attempted to commit a forcible felony involving the infliction or threatened infliction of great bodily harm; (2) is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon or an object or device that the peace officer reasonably believes to be a deadly weapon; (3) otherwise indicates he or she will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless apprehended immediately; or (4) is or has committed the offense of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer. Provides that a peace officer engaged in a motor vehicle pursuit shall activate both the rotating or flashing lights and the siren of his or her police vehicle. Provides that a peace officer who is driving a police vehicle equipped with a video camera shall ensure the camera is activated at all times while engaged in a pursuit or fleeing and eluding incident. Provides for police officer pursuit training. Preempts home rule. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the Illinois Police Training Act to make conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2019.

IL - HB4490 MUNICIPAL REVENUE REFERENDUM

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative John M. Cabello (R)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that, on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act, home rule municipalities and non-home rule municipalities may not impose any tax increase or levy any new or additional tax without prior referendum approval. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4492 CORRECTIONAL OFFICER-FIREARMS

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative John M. Cabello (R)

Summary: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that currently employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Limited to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility.

IL - HB4499 PUBLIC DUTY RULE CODIFICATION

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Keith R. Wheeler (R)

Summary: Creates the Public Duty Rule Codification Act. Contains legislative findings and a statement of legislative purpose. Provides that a local governmental entity and its employees owe no duty of care to individual members of the general public to provide governmental services.

IL - HB4510 ANIMALS-POLICE AND SERVICE

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Nick Sauer (R)

Summary: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person who willfully or maliciously tortures, mutilates, injures, disables, poisons, or kills any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency of when placed off duty, any service animal, any search and rescue dog, any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty, if the animal is not killed or totally disabled, the person is guilty of a Class 3 felony, and if the animal is killed or totally disabled, the person is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that a person who kills or severely injures any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency of when placed off duty, any service animal, any search and rescue dog, any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty, while he or she is in the commission of a felony, is guilty of a Class 2 felony. If the offender is found to be guilty under this Section, the offender shall be responsible for any veterinarian bills for an animal that was injured, and training costs for another animal, if the animal injured or killed is no longer able to be in service. Makes other changes.

IL - HB4533 OPEN MEETINGS/FOIA-TRAINING

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 2, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Emanuel Chris Welch (D)

Summary: Amends the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that an elected or appointed member of a public body of a municipality may satisfy the training requirements under the Open Meetings Act and a Freedom of Information Officer may satisfy the training requirements under the Freedom of Information Act by participating in a course of training sponsored or conducted by the Illinois Municipal League. Provides content requirements for the training. Provides that if an organization representing municipalities provides training, it must provide a certificate of course completion to each elected or appointed member of a public body who successfully completes that course of training.

IL - HB4544 PEN CD-TRUSTEE TRAINING

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 5, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Kathleen Willis (D)

Summary: Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a trustee of a downstate police or firefighter pension fund must complete, within the first 2 years (instead of within the first year) after the trustee takes office (instead of after the trustee is elected or appointed), at least 8 hours of training covering fiduciary duties and liabilities and trustee ethics. Requires a trustee to complete an additional 16 hours of continuing trustee education during the 2 years following the date by which the trustee must complete the initial training and every 2 years thereafter. Provides that at least 4 hours of training during each year must be devoted to fiduciary duties and liabilities and trustee ethics. Provides that at least 8 hours of the biennial training required must be in the form of a live lecture or classroom training forum or, if taken online, must meet certain other requirements. Specifies that the balance of biennial trustee training may take the form of participation in other training opportunities incident to the functioning of the pension board, such as participation in board hearings on the award of disability or other benefits or training opportunities associated with other organizations or employment that are applicable to the duties of a pension fund trustee. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4603 ANIMALS-POLICE AND SERVICE

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Kelly M. Burke (D)

Summary: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person who willfully or maliciously tortures, mutilates, injures, disables, poisons, or kills any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency or when placed in confinement off duty, any service animal, any search and rescue dog, any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty is guilty of a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class 4 felony) if the animal is killed or totally disabled and a person is guilty of a Class 2 felony (rather than a Class 3 felony) if the animal is killed or totally disabled. Provides that a person who kills or severely injures any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency of when placed off duty, any service animal, any search and rescue dog, any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty, while he or she is in the commission of a felony, is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that a person may not recklessly permit a dog that is owned, harbored, or controlled by the person and off its owner's property or at large to cause injury to or the death of a guide, hearing, or support dog. Makes other changes.

IL - HB4652 PEN CD-TIER 2 STATE POLICE

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Jay Hoffman (D)

Summary: Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a State policeman who meets the requirements of the Tier 2 provisions is entitled to an annuity calculated under the alternative retirement annuity provisions of the State Employee Article of the Code in lieu of the regular or minimum retirement annuity only if the person has withdrawn from service with not less than 20 years of eligible creditable service and has attained age 50 (instead of age 60), regardless of whether the attainment of age 50 (instead of age 60) occurs while the person is still in service. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply without regard to whether a person is in active service on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Excludes a benefit increase resulting from the amendatory Act from the definition of "new benefit increase". Effective immediately.

IL - HB4659 PEN CD-CHI POL-ANNUAL INCREASE

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Robert Martwick (D)

Summary: Amends the Chicago Police Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Removes a birthdate restriction on eligibility at age 55 for a 3% automatic annual increase in retirement annuity that is not subject to a maximum increase of 30%. Makes a related change. Specifies the timing of an initial increase in retirement annuity for persons who have not received the initial increase before January 1, 2019. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4661 PEN CD-TRUSTEE ETHICS TRAINING

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Robert Martwick (D)

Summary: Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that for an elected or appointed trustee under the Downstate Police or Downstate Firefighter Article of the Code, fulfillment of certain trustee training requirements satisfies certain ethics training requirements. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4662 COOK CORRECTIONS-PROB-FIREARMS

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Margo McDermed (R)

Summary: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Probation and Probation Officers Act, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently-employed and qualified-retired county correctional officers and county probation officers in a county of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that currently-employed and qualified-retired county correctional officers and county probation officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Limited to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility and probation officers for adult probationers.

IL - HB4701 PENCD-IMRF-DNST POL-START DATE

Last Action: Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Daniel J. Burke (February 8, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Daniel J. Burke (D)

Summary: Amends the Downstate Police Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a police officer who previously participated in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) for service as a member of the police department of a municipality and was transferred to that municipality's police pension fund upon its creation under the Downstate Police Article shall, for the purposes of determining the applicable tier of benefits under that Article, be deemed to have become a police officer and member of that municipality's police pension fund on the date that he or she first participated in IMRF as a member of the police department of that municipality, notwithstanding whether that start date was before January 1, 2011. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

IL - HB4728 PERSONNEL-FINDINGS

Last Action: Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas Morrison (February 9, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Thomas Morrison (R)

Summary: Amends the Personnel Code. In a Section concerning disciplinary hearings, provides that, if the finding and decision of the Civil Service Commission is to remand the matter for the purpose of taking additional evidence or soliciting additional argument or for any other reason that will assist the Civil Service Commission in rendering its decision, that finding shall be rendered within 60 days after the receipt of the transcript of the proceedings. Provides that, if the finding and decision of the Civil Service Commission is a tie vote of the commissioners, then the finding of the officer or board appointed by the Civil Service Commission to conduct the investigation shall become the finding and decision of the Civil Service Commission. Effective immediately.

IL - HJR93 ISP TROOPER ALBIN HIGHWAY

Last Action: Referred to Rules Committee (January 30, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Representative Bill Mitchell (R)

Summary: Designates Interstate 74 as it travels from mile post 155 to 160 near Farmer City as the "Trooper Ryan Albin Memorial Highway".

IL - SB2228 ILLINOIS TRUST ACT-REPEAL

Last Action: Assigned to Executive (January 24, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Kyle McCarter (R)

Summary: Repeals the Illinois TRUST Act. Effective immediately.

IL - SB2252 PREFERENCE HIRING STATE POLICE

Last Action: Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments (February 1, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Antonio Muñoz (D)

Summary: Amends the State Police Act. Provides that preference for the hiring of a Department of State Police officer shall be given to the son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, grandson, granddaughter, brother, or sister of a law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty. Effective immediately.

Amendments:

Senate Amendment 001

IL - SB2287 CORRECTIONAL OFFICER-FIREARMS

Last Action: Assigned to Judiciary (January 24, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Dan McConchie (R)

Summary: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the Unified Code of Corrections, and the County Jail Act. Permits currently employed and retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Deletes provision exempting from the unlawful use of weapons statute and the aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statute athlete's possession, transport on official Olympic and Paralympic transit systems established for athletes, or use of competition firearms sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the International Shooting Sport Federation, or USA Shooting in connection with such athlete's training for and participation in shooting competitions at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and sanctioned test events leading up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

IL - SB2335 WORKERS COMP REPETITIVE INJURY

Last Action: To Subcommittee on Tort Reform (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Laura M. Murphy (D)

Summary: Amends the Workers' Compensation Act in relation to repetitive injuries. Provides that an accidental injury that results from repetitive or cumulative trauma and occurs within 6 months after the employee begins employment shall not be considered by a workers' compensation insurer in setting rates. Provides for contribution by prior employers with respect to awards for repetitive or cumulative injuries.

IL - SB2337 POLICE MEMORIALS SCRATCH-OFF

Last Action: Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading (February 8, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Antonio Muñoz (D)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of the Lottery, beginning on January 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as is practical, to offer a special instant scratch-off game to benefit police memorials. Provides that the net revenue from that game shall be divided equally for distribution into the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund, the Police Memorial Committee Fund, and the Illinois State Police Memorial Fund and shall be used to fund grants for building and maintaining memorials and parks; holding annual memorial commemorations; giving scholarships to children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, or those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement; and providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when a police officer is killed or injured in the line of duty. Authorizes the Department to adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the game. Defines "net revenue". Effective immediately.

IL - SB2438 LABOR REL-FINANCIAL ABILITY

Last Action: Assigned to Labor (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Chuck Weaver (R)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that if a unit of local government, as an employer, and public employees provide for arbitration of impasses, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue. Modifies the factors by which an arbitration panel shall base its findings, opinions, and order on a new agreement or amendment upon. Provides that arbitration decisions regarding peace officers, fire fighters, and fire department or fire district paramedic matters under the Act shall not include residency requirements. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. With respect to collective bargaining between an educational employer (other than the Chicago school district) and an exclusive representative of its employees, provides that when making wage and benefit determinations during interest arbitration, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue.

IL - SB2448 WRKERS' COMP RECORD MED EXAM

Last Action: Assigned to Judiciary (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Laura M. Murphy (D)

Summary: Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Authorizes the recording of an employee's medical exam with the consent of the employee and the physician. Provides for the use of the recording as evidence.

IL - SB2490 PEN CD-3&4-EXAMINATION OF FUND

Last Action: Assigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Pamela J. Althoff (R)

Scheduled Hearing:

Licensed Activities and Pensions (Senate)

Date: February 14, 2018

Time: 2:30pm (CST)

Location:

400 Capitol Springfield, IL

Summary: Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Changes the schedule for examinations of pension funds established under the Downstate Police or Downstate Fire Article from every 3 years to a periodic basis, as determined by the Public Pension Division of the Department of Insurance. Provides that the examination may (instead of shall) include a review of certain information. Effective immediately.

IL - SB2496 LABOR & GOVT ETHICS-PREEMPT

Last Action: To Subcommittee on Special Issues (EX) (February 8, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator William E. Brady (R)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act does not take precedence over the provisions of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act relating to wages, hours, and conditions of employment and employment relations. Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that in case of any conflict between the provisions of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and any other existing and future law, including existing preemption statutes, executive order, administrative regulation, collective bargaining agreement, or other agreements, the provisions of the Act shall prevail and control, after the effective date of this amendatory Act.

IL - SB2525 PEN CD-CHI POL-ANNUAL INCREASE

Last Action: Assigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Bill Cunningham (D)

Scheduled Hearing:

Licensed Activities and Pensions (Senate)

Date: February 14, 2018

Time: 2:30pm (CST)

Location:

400 Capitol Springfield, IL

Summary: Amends the Chicago Police Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that for a policeman who retires from service after September 1, 1967 with at least 20 years of service credit and attains age 75 on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, any 3% automatic increase in annuity shall be compounded beginning with the increase following attainment of age 75. Specifies that for a policeman who attained age 75 before the effective date of the amendatory Act, any 3% automatic increase in annuity following the effective date of the amendatory Act shall be compounded. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply without regard to whether the policeman or annuitant terminated service before the effective date of the amendatory Act. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.

IL - SB2576 PEN CD-SERS-MILITARY SERVICE

Last Action: Referred to Assignments (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Wm. Sam McCann (R)

Summary: Amends the State Employee Article of the Illinois Pension Code. In a provision relating to purchasing service credit for certain military service, deletes the requirement of paying an additional amount representing the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus interest. Provides that this change does not entitle any person to a refund of contributions or interest already paid. Excludes any benefit increase resulting from the change from the definition of "new benefit increase". Effective immediately.

IL - SB2590 FEES - FINES - ASSESSMENTS

Last Action: Referred to Assignments (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator John G. Mulroe (D)

Summary: Creates the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides a minimum fine is $25. Provides when any defendant is convicted, pleads guilty, or placed on court supervision for a violation of a law or local ordinance, the court shall order one schedule of assessments in the case plus any conditional assessment applicable to a conviction in the case, as set forth in the Act, for the defendant to pay in addition to any fine, restitution, or forfeiture ordered by the court. Provides all money collected by the clerk of the court based on the schedules or conditional assessments shall be remitted to the appropriate treasurer as directed in the Act. Provides the treasurers shall deposit the money as indicated in the ordered schedule or conditional assessment. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that a defendant may petition the court for full or partial waiver of court assessments imposed under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides the court shall grant a full or partial waiver of court assessments if specified conditions are met. Makes corresponding and conforming changes to various Acts and Codes. Repeals various laws. Effective July 1, 2019, except for certain provisions that are effective July 1, 2018.

IL - SB2607 PEN CD-TIER 2 STATE POLICE

Last Action: Referred to Assignments (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator John G. Mulroe (D)

Summary: Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a State policeman who meets the requirements of the Tier 2 provisions is entitled to an annuity calculated under the alternative retirement annuity provisions of the State Employee Article of the Code in lieu of the regular or minimum retirement annuity only if the person has withdrawn from service with not less than 20 years of eligible creditable service and has attained age 50 (instead of age 60), regardless of whether the attainment of age 50 (instead of age 60) occurs while the person is still in service. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply without regard to whether a person is in active service on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Excludes a benefit increase resulting from the amendatory Act from the definition of "new benefit increase". Effective immediately.

IL - SB2608 PEN CD-SERS-STATE POLICE

Last Action: Referred to Assignments (February 7, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator John G. Mulroe (D)

Summary: Amends the State Employee Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Authorizes a State policeman to elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 5 years of service as a full-time law enforcement officer employed by the federal government or by a state or local government located outside of Illinois for which credit is not held in any other public employee pension fund or retirement system. Provides that to obtain that credit, the applicant must file a written application with the Board, accompanied by evidence of eligibility acceptable to the Board and payment of a specified amount to be determined by the Board. Excludes a benefit increase resulting from the amendatory Act from the definition of "new benefit increase". Effective immediately.

IL - SB2640 STATE POLICE-FIREARMS

Last Action: Referred to Assignments (February 8, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator Antonio Muñoz (D)

Summary: Amends the State Police Act. Provides that the Director of State Police shall establish a program to allow a State Police officer who is honorably retiring in good standing to purchase either or both of the following: (i) any State Police badge previously issued to that officer or (ii) if the officer has a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the service firearm issued or previously issued to the officer by the Department of State Police. Provides that the cost of the firearm purchased shall be the replacement value of the firearm and not the firearm's fair market value. Amends the State Property Control Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

IL - SB2647 MANUAL TRAFFIC LAW SYSTEM

Last Action: Referred to Assignments (February 8, 2018)

Primary Sponsor: Senator James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D)

Summary: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines "manual traffic law enforcement system". Provides that the provisions of the Code shall not be deemed to prevent local authorities with respect to streets and highways under their jurisdiction and within the reasonable exercise of the police power from allowing and regulating the use of a manual traffic law enforcement system. Effective immediately.