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SB 1304 is a comprehensive package of legislation on law enforcement use of body worn cameras, and reform aimed at improving community relations. 

SB 1304 is the bipartisan, bicameral result of various negotiation meetings with and input from interested stakeholders, including law enforcement entities, civil liberties organizations and equipment manufacturers. 

SB 1304 passed the Illinois General Assembly with bipartisan support, resulting in a vote of 45-5-6 in the Senate and 107-7-3 in the House of Representatives.

 

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The "bullet proof" vest initiative sponsored by Rep. Kelly Burke in the House and Senator Tony Munoz in the Senate has now passed both chambers and is awaiting Governor Quinn's signature.

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Senate Bill 3411 the No Ticket Quotas Bill passed out of the Illinois House May 21 by a vote of 106-9. Previously, it passed out of the Illinois Senate by a vote of 57-1.  The Bill is being sent to Governor Pat Quinn for his signature. 

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SB 1922, HA 5 severely weakens retirement security and unfairly burdens workers and retirees
COLA Cuts: SB 1922, HA 5 proposes moving Tier 1 workers and retirees onto a Tier 2 cost-of-living adjustment formula, in addition to eliminating three years of COLA increases for current retirees. This is a drastic cut.

 

Compounding is critical to protect retirees from inflation, especially for city employees and retirees who don’t receive Social Security. The burdens of these cuts are all the more problematic because the City is now in the process of requiring retirees to pay significantly more for their health insurance coverage.

 

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Despite predictions to the contrary, the November 2013 Veto Session was rather lively compared to previous years.

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The spring session of the General Assembly came to an end on Friday May 31st, for the House at 7:30 pm, and for the Senate at 9:40 pm. Several major pieces of legislation where passed at the last minute, and several major items were not addressed. A special thanks to Liz Brown who has proved to be an excellent legislative asset to our organization. I am extremely grateful for her efforts and assistance. Additionally, he PBPA was also assisted by retired CPO Tim Sickmeyer who did an excellent job representing the interests of both active and retired Conservation Police Officers this session. Tim was always willing to "take the stand" when an issue involving the CPOs came forward in committee.

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This evening the House of Representatives passed SB 3538 as amended. The benefit changes will only impact police & fire employees that are newly hired into positions covered by the pension code on or after January 1, 2011. Current employee’s benefits will not be affected by this legislation.

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NAPO has secured a victory in the signing of The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010 (S. 1132) into public law.

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements

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