Some very disappointing news about the controversial criminal justice reform bill that we have been fighting so hard to stop.
Supporters of this dangerous legislation changed the bill number to confuse people who had been following the process, and then they made even more changes in the early morning hours of Wednesday. Nearly 800 pages of new language landed on our desks and shortly after, we began voting. Less than an hour after its filing, the bill passed in the Senate while most of the world was asleep.
As you know, this legislation empowers criminals while hurting our law enforcement efforts. It imposes so many costly unfunded mandates on our police departments that it will act as a backdoor “defund the police” effort.
This legislation has been passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives, but our fight isn’t over. The measure will now be sent to the Governor for his consideration, so please continue to voice your opposition. Contact the Governor’s office and tell him ‘do not sign’ this dangerous legislation that will do irreparable harm to public safety across Illinois.
Contact information for Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office is available at https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gov/contactus/Pages/default.aspx