Preposterous Proposals at the Capitol

Thousands of new bills are filed every year by lawmakers in Springfield. Some of them feature popular, widely-accepted ideas to make the state better, while others seem a little more out of left field.

Every week, the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus is highlighting legislation that is outlandish, not very well thought out, or just plain bad for the people of Illinois. This week we take a look at:

  • House Bill 724: Would grant lawmakers the authority to arrest and detain individuals.
  • Senate Bill 1554: Expands “good Samaritan” immunity to include drug-induced homicide and aggravated battery violations. If this becomes law, an individual could attempt to murder someone with drugs, but as long as they call an ambulance for the victim, even if the victim dies, they could potentially be able to claim immunity from prosecution for the crime.
Dave Syverson

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