Illinois State Rep. Peter Breen backs changes in grounds for arrest for minor driving-related offenses

Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) said arresting motorists for multiple minor offenses could do more harm than good during House debate last week.

Rep La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) thanked Gov. Bruce Rauner and the entire Republican Party for changing the tone on criminal justice reform in Springfield before presenting HB3920 on the House floor last week.

“It (HB3920) simply asks that we no longer put people in jail for having licenses suspended for red light cameras or parking tickets,” Ford said. “As it stands today, if a person has too many red-light camera or parking tickets they can be arrested for a suspended license.”