No deal yet on ‘SAFE-T’ Act during after the first week of Veto Session. State Senator Jil Tracy of Quincy says no progress was made on the SAFE-T Act as lawmakers returned to Springfield. Along with the controversial SAFE-T Act, little to no action was taken on other issues either during the two of the three regularly scheduled days as the session on November 17th was cancelled.
Several news outlets reported that it’s unlikely Illinois will see much of any substantial changes to the new criminal justice law, known as the SAFE-T Act, despite Republicans, some Democrats, and 100 of the 102 State’s Attorneys calling for necessary changes to protect public safety.
Many provisions of the SAFE-T Act, including the controversial Pre-Trial Fairness Act, which abolishes cash bail, are set to take effect January 1st.
Lawmakers will come back together this week for the final week of Veto Session on November 29th, 30th and maybe December 1st.