State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) released the following statement following Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signing HB3653.
“This is a dangerous new law that will make our communities less safe, it’s that simple. I had hoped Governor Pritzker would listen to the voices of people from across this state, including police officers, prosecutors, and every-day people, who urged him to veto this bill. This new law will make it harder for police officers to arrest criminals, make it more difficult for prosecutors to keep offenders off the streets, and will force police departments to make cuts or raise taxes. By signing this bill, Governor Pritzker has given criminals the upper hand over the brave men and women of our law enforcement community.”