Gov. Rauner signed a landmark law enforcement bill that provides standards for officer-worn body cameras – one of the first states in the nation to do so. Senate Bill 1304 also requires independent investigations into officer-involved deaths, and improves training and data collection.
Rauner also signed a measure pushed by Senate Republicans to turn down a two percent cost-of-living adjustment for legislators, constitutional officers, agency directors, and others. House Bill 576 also freezes per-diem and mileage reimbursement rates at their current level.
Throughout the summer, Republicans had to consistently push the issue to the front burner, before legislative Democrats ultimately relented amid a flurry of negative media attention.
A complete list of bills signed by the governor is available on the Senate Action page of the Senate Republican Caucus Web site at http://senategop.state.il.us/AbouttheSenate/SenateAction.aspx.