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Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Ban Police Ticket Quotas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Monday, 16 June 2014 15:39

Senate Bill 3411 Will Eliminate Ineffective System and Improve Safety

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to prohibit municipalities from requiring police officers to meet ticket quotas. The new law also prevents quotas from being used to evaluate an officer’s performance. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to maintain integrity in local government.

“Law enforcement officers should have discretion on when and where to issue traffic citations and not be forced to ticket motorists to satisfy a quota system,” Governor Quinn said. “This new law will improve safety and working conditions for police officers and prevent motorists from facing unnecessary anxiety when they encounter a police vehicle.”

Senate Bill 3411, sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and State Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea), prohibits a county or municipality from requiring a law enforcement officer to issue a specific number of citations within a designated period of time. It also says a county or municipality may not compare the number of citations issued by the law enforcement officer to the number of citations issued by any other law enforcement officer for purposes of job performance evaluation. The new law applies to local, county and state police officers, and is effective immediately.

“With today’s technology, there are more effective ways to evaluate the performance of a police officer," Senator Manar said. “Using the number of citations is an outdated and ineffective evaluation tool. It doesn't lead to better policing, it doesn't lead to better use of taxpayer money and it doesn't lead to better relationships with the community, all of which are challenges we face.”

“Arbitrary quotas on the number of tickets that have to be issued by police officers undermines the public trust in the police departments’ priorities,” Representative Hoffman said. “By eliminating these quotas, we can restore that trust and ensure that police officers are free to do their job protecting the public.”

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Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, June 13, 2014** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Monday, 16 June 2014 15:35

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 1711

An Act Concerning: Local government

When a regional superintendent of education position is abolished, transfers the powers and duties of that office to the chief administrative officer of the educational service center. Applies only to Cook County.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 5546

An Act Concerning: Education

Establishes a process to recall educators who have been honorably dismissed and gives school districts more latitude in developing learning condition surveys.

Action: Signed

Effective: July 1, 2014

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Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Monday, June 9, 2014** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:13

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 4527

An Act Concerning: Education

Requires charter schools to comply with all federal and state special education and

English language learner laws.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 4591

An Act Concerning: Education

Establishes a “fee follows the student” approach regarding charter schools and school

districts.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 6060

An Act Concerning: Appropriations

Makes supplemental appropriations to various state agencies.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1922

An Act Concerning: Public employee benefits

Reforms the Chicago Municipal and Chicago Labor Pensions Funds.

Action: Signed and accompanied by signing statement.*

Effective: Immediately. Major components take effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, June 6, 2014** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Monday, 09 June 2014 10:00

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 5815

An Act Concerning: State government

Clarifies existing law regarding the sealing of municipal ordinance violations resulting in orders of supervision or conviction.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 2945

An Act Concerning: Education

Allows additional Illinois students to enroll in out-of-state special education programs at the usual rate for these programs.

 
Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, June 6, 2014** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:54

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bill:

Bill No.: HB 2453

An Act Concerning: Local government

Extends the repeal date for the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 and lays the foundation for a statewide 9-1-1- system.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

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