House OK’s Ban on Police Ticket Quotas

Legislation to prohibit the use of ticket quotas by police departments in Illinois won final approval in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 106-9 with one member voting present. The bill’s Chief Co-Sponsor, Rep. John D. Anthony (R-Morris), a former Kendall County Sheriff’s deputy, led efforts to educate members of the House on the importance of prioritizing public safety in the administration of local law enforcement.

Senate Bill 3411 would prevent ticket quotas at any state, county and municipal police departments. It also states that departments would not be allowed to evaluate an officer's performance based on the number of citations they issue. The bill earlier passed in the Illinois Senate on April 10 in a 57-1 vote.
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