Thousands of new bills are filed every year by lawmakers in Springfield. Some of them feature popular, widely-accepted ideas to make the state better, while others seem a little more out of left field.
Every week, the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus is highlighting legislation that is outlandish, not very well thought out, or just plain bad for the people of Illinois. The Caucus’ latest Preposterous Proposals are:
• House Bill 3447: Decriminalizes possession of certain amounts of illegal drugs such as methamphetamines and cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, and opioids.
• Senate Bill 148: Allows individuals with Class X drug felons to serve on Chicago School Councils. This bill would allow a person who was convicted of street gang criminal drug conspiracy to be allowed to serve on a local school council in Chicago.