Today, the Illinois House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 1786, the License to Work Act. SB 1786 will now move to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

The following statement can be attributed to Ben Ruddell, Criminal Justice Policy Director, ACLU of Illinois:
“Illinois has a taken a great step forward in protecting people from getting trapped in an endless cycle of debt. By ending drivers’ license suspensions for non-moving violations, Illinoisans can better avoid being forced off the job or sent into bankruptcy by parking ticket debt – now, they can continue to work and support their families. 

We thank the Illinois Legislature and our main bill sponsors Representative Carol Ammons and Senator Omar Aquino for their leadership. We also applaud the hard work of the Chicago Jobs Council, Heartland Alliance, and all of our Transit Table coalition partners in getting this legislation over the finish line.”