Illinois SAFE-T Act: Heated debate ensues as lawmakers seek to tweak controversial law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A heated debate is happening over changes to Illinois' controversial SAFE-T Act. Thursday is the final day of the fall veto ses...

December 2, 2022
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A heated debate is happening over changes to Illinois' controversial SAFE-T Act. Thursday is the final day of the fall veto session.  State Senate Democrats filed a trailer bill to the law this week, addressing concerns with the Pretrial Fairness Act.  This is the provision that ends cash bail.  State Sen. Robert Peters, a Democrat from Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, filed the 308-page amendment.  The changes include the option for defendants detained prior to Jan. 1 to remain under the old bail system.

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