SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of his continued efforts to promote public safety, state Rep. Michael Kelly, D-Chicago, passed a bill to empower the Secretary of State’s office to suspend or revoke the driving privileges of individuals who commit certain offenses. This is Rep. Kelly’s first bill passed during his tenure as a state representative.
“From residential streets to highways, Illinois roadways see hundreds of thousands of drivers each day,” said Kelly. “Revoking the privileges of dangerous drivers protects motorists across the state and promotes careful and lawful driving.”
Senate Bill 3007 allows the Secretary of State to suspend or revoke the driving privileges of a driver possessing an Illinois license who commits an out-of-state offense similar to an Illinois restriction on the unlawful use of a license. The bill also allows the Secretary of State to do the same for a person under 21 possessing cannabis in a motor vehicle or provides false identification to a cannabis establishment. Among other restrictions, the bill permanently disqualifies a person from operating a commercial motor vehicle if the person uses that vehicle to commit a felony involving human trafficking.
“This bill is full of simple, common-sense measures to make our roads safer for everyone,” said Kelly. “I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for coming together to support this legislation. When we work together, we make Illinois a better, safer place to live.”
Senate Bill 3007 passed both chambers of the General Assembly with bipartisan support, and now heads to the Governor’s office for consideration.