SAFE-T Act Amendment signed by Governor JB Pritzker

House sponsors of the SAFE-T Act celebrate after passing a trailer bill securing pretrial...
House sponsors of the SAFE-T Act celebrate after passing a trailer bill securing pretrial fairness on Dec. 1, 2022.(Mike Miletich)
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 5:21 PM CST
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CHICAGO (25 News Now) - Governor JB Pritzker signed the SAFE-T Act Amendment into law Tuesday, which was a series of amendments and clarifications to the original act passed in 2021.

In a prepared statement, the Governor’s office says the bill addresses misinformation related to the Act, including clarifying the detention net, expanding processes for transitioning to cashless bail on January 1st, and specifying definitions of willful flight and dangerousness, among other changes.

House Bill 1095 passed out of both chambers last Thursday, following intense debate from Republicans.

“I’m pleased that the General Assembly has passed clarifications that uphold the principle we fought to protect: to bring an end to a system where wealthy violent offenders can buy their way out of jail, while less fortunate nonviolent offenders wait in jail for trial,” said Governor JB Pritzker in the statement. “Advocates and lawmakers came together and put in hours of work to strengthen and clarify this law, uphold our commitment to equity, and keep people safe.”