Unes Sponsored Bill Signed By Governor Quinn

August 11, 2014


(Springfield, IL)  --  Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that was sponsored by the legislator that represents the 91st District in the Illinois State House.  Mike Unes of East Peoria's bill makes it a crime of official misconduct for an employee of a law enforcement agency to tip off a criminal of pending law enforcement action against them.  According to State Representative Unes, the bill was necessary because of a 2010 Illinois Supreme Court decision that a 9-1-1 dispatcher tipping off a criminal of pending law enforcement action was not an act the employee could be charged criminally for committing.  Unes' Bill now makes that act a crim4e and it would be a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by between 2 and 5 years of jail time for a police dispatcher or any other employee of a law enforcement agency to knowingly inform a criminal of pending law enforcement action against them.  Governor Quinn signed the Bill on Friday afternoon.

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