Measure limiting police pullovers a ‘conversation starter,’ expected to stall

(The Center Square) – A measure that would prohibit law enforcement from pulling people over for the sole violation of speeding, improper lane usage and other vehicle infractions is expected to stall at the Illinois Statehouse. 

House Bill 4603 would prohibit police from initiating pullovers for expired registration, excessive speeding that isn’t a misdemeanor or felony, improper lane usage, excessive tint, a defective mirror, wipers or bumpers, loud exhaust or no seatbelt. 

The measure also says “no evidence discovered or obtained as the result of a stop in violation of these provisions, including, but not limited to, evidence discovered or obtained with the operator’s consent, shall be admissible in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding.”

“When I read this, it made me turn my head a bit to say, ‘I can’t believe I’m reading this right now,’” Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director Jim Kaitschuk told The Center Square. 

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