Illinois House passes bill to help implement criminal-justice reforms

Irina Baranova

Illinois House members on Wednesday approved and sent to the governor’s desk follow-up legislation to make it easier for police to carry out the controversial criminal-justice reform bill passed and signed into law one year ago.

House Bill 3512 was approved on a 67-42 vote in the House, with no Republican votes. The bill passed the Senate in October on a 40-17 vote.

If signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker, it would be the second bill tweaking the original legislation spearheaded in January 2020 by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

HB 3512 wouldn’t alter plans for Illinois to eliminate cash bail on Jan. 1, 2023.

More:Illinois House, Senate send proposal for new judicial ‘subcircuits’ to governor’s desk

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