Illinois HB0025 – Creates Eliminate Racial Profiling Act
Eliminate Racial Profiling ActFull Bill Text
UPDATE March 29, 2019: Re-referred to Rules Committee
UPDATE February 19, 2019: Bill is referred to the House Criminal Administration and Enforcement Subcommittee.
HB0025 was originally referred to the House Rules Committee, and later assigned to the House Judiciary – Criminal Committee. A committee hearing date has not been chosen yet.
Motorists are particularly vulnerable to racial profiling. The bill provides that no law enforcement agent or law enforcement agency shall engage in racial profiling. It allows the State or a person injured by racial profiling to enforce the racial profiling provision in a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief. HB0025 would require law enforcement agencies to maintain policies and procedures, designed to eliminate racial profiling, and to certify that in applications for certain federal grant programs.
The bill would also require the Attorney General to adopt rules for administrative complaint procedures and independent audit programs applicable to law enforcement agencies.