Senators spent long hours in legislative committees during the week, working to meet a March 5 deadline to move Senate bills out of committee, according to Senator Tim Bivins.
The Senate Executive Committee considered legislation that would require a photo of any prisoner who received early release to be posted online, increase the speed limit for cars and trucks to 70 miles per hour on rural interstates, and allow $300 million in short-term borrowing for healthcare providers.
Following reported problems and abuses related to Governor Pat Quinn’s “MGT Push” inmate early release program, Senate Bill 3411 was introduced to make public identifying information and a photograph of any inmate who is released earlier than their initial sentence. The information is to include the inmate’s name and age, his or her physical attributes, address, the offense that was committed and the county where the conviction took place.
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