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Illinois Action Alert: Help Stop Police Militarization

Illinois Action Alert: Help Stop Police Militarization

HB4286 will be coming up for a vote soon in the House State Government Administration Committee.

Illinois Bill Would Take Steps Toward Rejecting Federal Militarization of Local Police

Illinois Bill Would Take Steps Toward Rejecting Federal Militarization of Local Police

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (Jan. 23, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Illinois House would significantly limit the impact of federal programs that militarize local police. Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) introduced House Bill 4286 (HB4286) on Jan. 19. The legislation would prohibit police from procuring any of the following equipment from a federal military surplus program. (1)…

Illinois Bill Would Give Voters Opportunity to Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

Illinois Bill Would Give Voters Opportunity to Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 22, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Illinois Senate would set the stage to legalize recreational marijuana during the 2018 mid-term elections in November. Sen. William Cunningham (D-Chicago) introduced Senate Bill 2275 (SB2275) on Jan. 10. The legislation would authorize a ballot referendum for the 2018 elections to give the voters…

Illinois Bill Would Expand Conceal Carry Reciprocity

Illinois Bill Would Expand Conceal Carry Reciprocity

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Dec. 29, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Illinois House would expand concealed carry reciprocity in the state and foster an environment more hostile to federal gun control. Rep. David Reis (R-Olney) introduced House Bill 4183 (HB4183) on Dec. 14. The legislation would expand conceal carry reciprocity by amending the Illinois Firearm…

Illinois Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

Illinois Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 7, 2017) – Yesterday, an important Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases…

Illinois Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

Illinois Committee Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture, Closing Federal Loophole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 22, 2017) – Yesterday, an Illinois House committee passed a bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in some situations. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off…

Illinois Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

Illinois Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 18, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Illinois House would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds. Rep. Al…

Illinois Bill Would Set Foundation to Nullify Federal Gun Control

Illinois Bill Would Set Foundation to Nullify Federal Gun Control

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 18, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Illinois House would set the foundation to end state enforcement of federal gun control, an important first step to nullify it in practice within the state. Rep. David Reis (R-Olney) introduced House Bill 413 (HB413) on Jan. 12. Titled the Second Amendment Preservation Act, the…