General Assembly Passes SAFE-T Act Amendments

Illinois House passes amendment to SAFE-T Act

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SAFE-T Act Trailer Bill: Progress made, more remains to be done
Some progress has been made during the Fall 2022 Veto Session, but still more work needs to be done. 
The most recent trailer bills to the SAFE-T Act, SA1 and SA2 HB1095, were passed by the House shortly after 5 p.m. with 71 voting yes, 40 voting no, and 7 abstaining. 
It passed by the Illinois Senate Thursday afternoon in a 38 to 17 vote. It now heads to Governor JB Pritzker's desk for his signature.
The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police maintains a stance of neutral/no position on the bill.
The bill, like previous trailer bills, attempts to clarify ambiguous language to the original SAFE-T Act.
However, it does not include several important changes sought by ILACP, such as the ability to utilize less lethal weapons (other than tasers) to the back, streamlining the training language, addressing anonymous complaints, etc. While far from perfect, we and our partners believe it is an improvement over what is scheduled to go into effect on January 1st. 



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