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    Angry Public Safety Officer Bill On Governor's Desk

    House Bill 1368 which would stop any more Illinois departments from combining is on the governor's desk awaiting his signature. Training police officers to take over firefighter's jobs is just wrong. There is a strong possibility of losing fireifghter jobs if we allow this to happen. This bill would not affect Rosemont or Glencoe but would stop anyone else from combining

    PLEASE call or write the governor and ask him to support and sign HB 1368

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    So, I have to ask. Who is attempting to create a public safety department that would cause the need for such a bill?

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    Bensenville is the reason for this bill.
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    That bill has already been signed into law along with another has bill allowing firefighters to run and hold elected positions within the community that they work for ex. alderman, mayor and so on.

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    Default Not Yet Law

    HB 1368 has NOT been signed yet into law. We still need firefighters to contact the governor and ask for his support.

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    We still need firefighters and all others to call the governor in support of this bill. the idea of letting towns combine their police and fire departemtns is just wrong. Bensenville is trying to do it as a union busting tactic in retaliation toward the career firefighters

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    Quote Originally Posted by IllinoisFF
    House Bill 1368 which would stop any more Illinois departments from combining is on the governor's desk awaiting his signature.
    Doesn't this bill only apply to non-home rule communities?

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    Default Non home Rule Only

    Yes, any non home rule community. It would stop any non home rule community from bastardizing the safety of their communities.

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    Default From the website:

    HB1368 Engrossed LRB094 07107 LJB 37252 b



    1 AN ACT concerning local government.

    2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
    3 represented in the General Assembly:

    4 Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
    5 Section 10-3-3.1 as follows:

    6 (65 ILCS 5/10-3-3.1 new)
    7 Sec. 10-3-3.1. Distinct police and fire duties. A non-home
    8 rule municipality shall not assign a "fireman", as defined in
    9 Section 10-3-2, to perform police duties or a "policeman", as
    10 defined in Section 10-3-1, to perform firefighting duties or in
    11 any way combine the duties of a fireman or a policeman after
    12 his or her appointment from a police department or fire
    13 department register of eligibles. A non-home rule municipality
    14 shall not administer its fire department's or police
    15 department's regular work assignments in a manner inconsistent
    16 with this Section. This Section does not apply to any
    17 municipality that created a department of public safety before
    18 January 1, 1998.

    19 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
    20 becoming law.
    The current status of the bill is as of 11/4/05, it had PASSED BOTH HOUSES.
    It has been sent to the governor's desk.
    So; it is in the hands of the governor.
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    I am wrong or is any city with a population of greater than 25,000 a home-rule community?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFDredhat126
    I am wrong or is any city with a population of greater than 25,000 a home-rule community?
    You are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3twpfire
    You are correct.
    I thought cities had to offer it for referendum and then pass it in order to have home rule?
    I have never understood home rule.
    Sounds too much like "home room".
    Who's got the answer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefReason
    I thought cities had to offer it for referendum and then pass it in order to have home rule?

    Once the population reaches 25,000, home rule is automatic. Towns under 25,000 in population can become home rule units of government by referendum.

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    I see the bill has been sent to the governor for his signature.

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    Does anyone know what is happening with this? I know the website says "sent to the governor" What happens if the gov doesn't sign it? I hear after a certain amount of time it automatically becomes law because it was passed by the senate during a veto session.

    Anyone have any inside info?

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    Default Signed By The Governor

    Finally!!!! The Gov signed this important bill into state law today

    11/4/2005 Senate Third Reading - Passed; 038-017-000
    11/4/2005 House Passed Both Houses
    11/10/2005 House Sent to the Governor
    1/6/2006 House Governor Approved
    1/6/2006 House Public Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0720

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