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Ticket Quota Ban Advances In General Assembly

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:07:19 CDT
By: AP

Legislation that would ban police departments from issuing quotas on tickets has been approved in the Illinois Senate. The bill prevents any law enforcement agency from requiring officers to write a certain number of traffic citations within a specific time period. Police officers also couldn't be evaluated on the number of citations they issue. The measure was drafted by Sen. Andy Manar, a Democrat from Bunker Hill. It was approved Thursday on a 57-1 vote. The lone vote against the bill came from Sen. Tim Bivins, a Republican who was once the sheriff in Lee County. He argues the legislation would give certain officers permission to slack off. The measure now heads to the Illinois House.

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