SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new state law supported by state Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, D-Chicago, will reinstate driving privileges for thousands of Illinois residents whose license was suspended for reasons unrelated to safety, such as the inability to pay parking tickets.

“Hard-working people who rely on their vehicle to get to and from work every day should not lose their only mode of transportation because they’re going through hard times financially,” said Lilly. “Our focus should be on reducing barriers to employment, so people are able to care for their families and pay off outstanding debts.”

Gov. Pritzker recently signed into law Lilly’s Senate Bill 1786, which prohibits the Illinois Secretary of State from revoking or suspending someone’s driver’s license for certain non-driving offenses, including unpaid ticket debts. The measure also calls for driving privileges to be reinstated to anyone whose license is currently suspended for these reasons.

“This new law takes an important step toward economic opportunity for all families by helping people get their license back so they can start working again,” said Lilly. “The time was long overdue to end our state’s unfair practice of punishing safe drivers who happen to be poor, and I am proud of our work to get to this point.”

For more information, please contact Lilly’ constituent service office by calling 708-613-5939 or by emailing StateRepCamilleYLilly@gmail.com.

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