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Temporary Restraining Order on Assault Weapons Ban

Assault Weapon Stock Photo

 

An Illinois judge has issued a temporary restraining order on the state's assault weapons ban. However, it is only temporary and it only bars the enforcement of the new Illinois gun control law against roughly 850 plaintiffs.

Judge Joshua Morrison wrote in his 11-page decision that the state did not "follow the procedural requirements" in passing House Bill 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act. 

"This legislation has used criteria to choose who can and cannot possess the weapons that without due consideration," the order reads. "Additionally, due to the speed with which this bill was passed, the effect to protected classes could not have been considered, nor could the Legislature have studied if this was the least restrictive way to meet their goal."

Click here for the latest court information.

House Bill 5471 Amendment 3 Signed into Law

You can read the full bill by clicking here.

Members can read the ILACP's breakdown of the bill here.

 


 

Illinois Supreme Court Stays Pretrial Fairness Act Statewide

 IL Supreme Court Pretrial Fairness Act Stay

 

The Illinois Supreme Court issued a supervisory order on December 31st, which halted cashless bail from going into effect on January 1, 2023. 

The order temporarily halts the no cash bail provision of the Pretrial Fairness Act, pending an appeal by the Illinois Attorney General. We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

 

Judge Rules Pretrial Fairness Act Unconstitutional

Kankakee County Court Decision on PFA

 

On December 28, Kankakee County Judge Thomas Cunnington declared the Pretrial Fairness Act (PFA) portion of the SAFE-T Act that eliminated cash bail unconstitutional. Judge Cunnington ruled the law violated the precedence of Separation of Power in the Illinois constitution.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul has appealed the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court.

SAFE-T Act Trailer Bill: Progress made, more remains to be done

 

Some progress was 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 and the Senate on December 1. Governor JB Pritzker signed it Tuesday, Dec. 6.

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. 

Click here to see the full bill.

SAFE-T ACT RESOURCE CENTER 

 


 

ACTION ALERT: Illinois Drone Law

 

CALL TO ACTION: Contact your legislators now in support of changes to Illinois' drone law 
Click here for more information and your HB5452 FACT SHEET

 


 

Former Illinois Chiefs' president runs for IACP 4th VP

ILACP Immediate Past President Chief Mitchell R. Davis III declared his candidacy for 4th Vice President for the International Association of Chiefs of Police at its October 2022 conference in Dallas, Texas. Those wishing to place their vote for Davis must attend the IACP meeting.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, donations can be made by using the QR Code or the "Donate" button below. Donations can also be mailed to ILACP 426 South 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62701. All donations should be made out to the ILACP with "Davis for IACP" in the memo. Thank you in advance for your support.

    

 


 

Presenters Needed for Upcoming Conference

 

The ILACP's annual conference is planned for April 19-21st in Lombard. As is the Chief's custom, members will lead the breakout sessions.

If you are interested in being a presenter, please fill out the form on our website. Registration to attend the conference will open in February!

 

Request to present form



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