112922CM0086SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Murphy announces the agreement between stakeholders including law enforcement, states attorneys and other advocates has led to the passing of a measure that clarifies the Pretrial Fairness Act portions of the SAFE-T Act and ensures smooth implementation of the law.

“After listening to public comments, and hearing from police, sheriffs and states attorneys concerning the Pretrial Fairness Act, it became clear that some clarifications of the Pretrial Fairness portion of the SAFE-T Act were needed,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “The intent of the original SAFE-T act was good, but there were concerns about misinformation and about its implementation.”

House Bill 1095 provides clarification to common misconceptions spread about the Pretrial Fairness Act portions of the SAFE-T Act since its passing in January 2021. Many Illinoisans were left confused as to what the law truly does following smear campaigns on social media and in the headlines of fake newspapers.

The measure explains that judges can issue warrants and summons, provides a reminder that any person who poses a threat to the community or someone else – including trespassers – can be arrested and removed, and clarifies court authority when it comes to electronic monitoring, among other items.

“Countless hours have been spent speaking with law enforcement about what changes needed to be made,” said Murphy. “I am pleased we were able to collaborate with law enforcement to ensure smooth implementation.”

The measure is a collaborative effort alongside law enforcement, states attorneys, Coalition to End Money Bond, ACLU of Illinois, the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, CAASE, and more.

House Bill 1095 passed the Illinois Senate and awaits further consideration in the Illinois House.

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