State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) released the following statement regarding Governor Pritzker signing HB3653.
“I’m extremely disappointed that the Governor didn’t listen to the scores of police officers, state’s attorneys, and concerned citizens, who all shared one clear and obvious concern—that this proposal will make our communities less safe. This new law will make it harder for police to arrest and detain criminals, and more difficult for prosecutors to keep dangerous offenders off the streets. This is what happens when only one side is involved in the process of crafting legislation. Hopefully we will be able to pass some sort of follow-up legislation to minimize the damage this law will cause to public safety.”