State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) questioned the sponsor of House Bill 1103, a bill to expand the Expressway Camera Act, during a debate over the bill at midnight on April 5th. Rep. Mazzochi called attention to the fact that:
- The sponsor did not contact the implementing agency to ascertain whether this bill was workable or not
- Previous similar legislative efforts (HB808) by Rep. Mazzochi were stymied by both House Democrats and the Pritzker administration.
- Giving new authority to prosecute expressway shootings to the Attorney General is an admission that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is not doing an adequate job at it.
You can watch the full exchange from the debate here: