State Representative John Cabello Files New Legislation to Protect Public Safety

Machesney Park, IL – State Representative John Cabello (R – Machesney Park) announced the filing of a new legislative package aimed at supporting law enforcement and enhancing public safety in Illinois. The legislation proposes the following key provisions:

  • Repeal of the SAFE-T Act, except for the crime victims compensation portion
  • Reinstatement of the death penalty in the following circumstances:
    • When a police officer or fireman is killed in the line of duty,
    • When a person is convicted of murdering two or more people,
    • When the victim was under the age of 12,
    • When the murder takes place in a religious institution,
  • Movement of all police and fire personnel to Tier 1 for pensions, and
  • Requirement for municipalities providing health insurance to police and fire personnel to maintain these employees’ plans after retirement, and cover premiums on these plans for retirees who have completed 20 years of service

“The safety of our communities is of the utmost importance, and this legislation is aimed at ensuring that our law enforcement officers and firefighters have the support they need to carry out their duties and keep our communities safe,” said Rep. Cabello. “Police and Fire Departments across Illinois have had difficulty with the recruitment and retention of qualified individuals, and this bill not only helps attract quality candidates, but also helps to preserve the quality of first responders for years to come.”

“As a law enforcement officer, I believe that this package will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who serve and protect our communities, and I am proud to have filed it.”

The legislation is expected to receive broad support from law enforcement organizations and first responders throughout the state.

For more information, please contact the office of State Representative John Cabello at 217-782-8186