Rep. Grant on Illinois Supreme Court’s Decision on No-Cash Bail Component of the SAFE-T Act

Wheaton, IL – Today, State Representative Amy Grant issued a statement in response to the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that finds the no-cash bail element of the SAFE-T Act as constitutional. The law now makes all defendants eligible for pre-trial release without bail unless a court finds detention is necessary for public safety.

“It saddens me that the Illinois Supreme Court has endorsed the no-cash bail component of the highly contentious SAFE-T Act. This ruling endangers the safety of everyone throughout Illinois and may increase the rate of hard-working families and businesses moving out of our communities,” said Rep. Grant.

“Furthermore, this verdict inadvertently supports the method in which the General Assembly pushed through this significant change to the Illinois Constitution. For a decision of such magnitude to be enacted during an overnight session by outgoing ‘lame-duck’ lawmakers, allowing them to sidestep accountability and insulate themselves from potential backlash from concerned constituents is very unsettling.”

“Despite this setback, I reaffirm my commitment to work with fellow lawmakers to create legislation that fosters safer, more prosperous, and healthier communities,” Rep. Grant concluded.

For further information regarding this ruling, please reach out directly to the office of State Representative Amy Grant at 331-218-4182.

State Representative Amy Grant, is currently in her 3rd term as State Representative in the General Assembly. The 47th district is made up of several communities in DuPage County, including Naperville, Warrenville, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lisle, Carol Stream, Bartlett, West Chicago, Winfield, and Wayne