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Illinois Senate approves ban on ticket quotas

Published: Saturday, April 12, 2014 12:19 a.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would ban police departments from issuing quotas on tickets has been approved in the Illinois Senate.

The Springfield State Journal-Register reported the bill prevents any law enforcement agency from requiring officers to write a certain number of traffic citations within a specific time period. Police officers also couldn’t be evaluated on the number of citations they issue.

The measure was drafted by Sen. Andy Manar, a Democrat from Bunker Hill.

It was approved Thursday on a 57-1 vote.

The lone vote against the bill came from Sen. Tim Bivins, a Republican who was once the sheriff in Lee County. He argues the legislation would give certain officers permission to slack off.

The measure now heads to the Illinois House.

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