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IL House GOP working group releases public safety bills

Patrick Windhorst
Capitol News Illinois
Rep. Patrick Windhorst, R-Metropolis, introduced a resolution to repeal the SAFE-T Act last week, one year after it passed the House. Windhorst is pictured here participating in a virtual news conference about the legislation.

Illinois House republicans are offering a package of public safety legislation.

Representative Patrick Windhorst from Metropolis says the House Republican Truth in Public Safety, or TIPS, Working Group, started meeting in January.

"We have heard from various groups, individuals and stakeholders, including law enforcement, prosecutors, attorneys and retired judges, among others. We took information presented to various task forces. We also reviewed bills filed by members during this legislative session."

The bills create a new offense of domestic assault and prohibit someone arrested from using one of their three phone calls to intimidate their victim.

Other bills attempt to attract more people into law enforcement with student loan repayment options and protecting officers from anonymous complaints.

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