7 ways ILACP will respond to marijuana law (PA 101-0027)
On May 31, the Illinois General Assembly completed passage of the 610-page HB 1438 (Senate Amendment 2), the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. We opposed the bill until the end, working many angles. Governor Pritzker signed it into law on June 25, 2019. It is Public Act 101-0027. The law is effective January 1, 2020.

Here is Holland & Knight's analysis of the 11 sections of the bill. It is shared with ILACP members with the law firm's permission.

President Stelter issued a statement on June 2, 2019, explaining our role and the specific ways that we made a difference on some key components of the bill. The complete statement is here.

In that statement, the president described seven specific ways that we will respond in the upcoming weeks and months:

1. Review the law in detail.

2. Engage in the “trailer bill” process in attempts to continue to clean up language

3. Provide you with analysis and guidance in email blasts

4.Organize this information on our website

5. Work with the Illinois Sheriffs, Illinois State’s Attorneys, Illinois State Police and our legal advisors in the implementation

6. Provide training sessions with experts available to give you specific guidance on the law’s implementation

7. Help you be as ready as possible for the new law on January 1, 2020

Read the rest of the statement and how you can provide much-needed input into the process here.

Also, please look to the left side of this home page for videos showing how President Stelter and Vice President Mitchell R. Davis III participated in the process.

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Video of the Month

ILACP Vice President Mitchell R. Davis III participated on a Senate Executive Committee panel in the State Capitol on Wednesday, May 15, during a “subject matter hearing” on SB 7, which would legalize recreational marijuana. 


ILACP President Stelter joined Smart Approaches to Marijuana-Illinois, Representative Moylan, D-Des Plaines, Teresa Haley, President of the Illinois NAACP and many other community leaders in a press conference, on May 8, to express major concern to the recent proposal to legalize adult use cannabis.


College students meet with ILACP and NAACP to discuss Ten Shared Principles 

Taking our Ten Shared Principles discussion directly to young adults for the first time, the ILACP and NAACP Illinois State Conference met on March 1, 2019, with students at the University of Illinois Springfield. 

NAACP, ILACP announce
10 historic Shared Principles;
how to adopt them as your own

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) and the Illinois NAACP State Conference announced an affirmation of 10 Shared Principles that are designed to bridge the gap of mistrust between police and communities of color. The first of its kind in our nation’s history, the March 22, 2018, agreement between an NAACP state conference and a statewide law enforcement agency identifies the common ground between local law enforcement and communities of color in their commitment to safe communities.

ILACP President Brian Fengel encourages all police departments to adopt these principles as your own and have your department's name added to the list on our website. 

Training Guide for local agencies about Ten Shared Principles

The document itself: Affirmation of Ten Shared Principles

Simple form to declare your adoption of the Shared Principles

List of agencies adopting the Shared Principles

Command magazine article providing more context and background (February 2018)