Bill Status of HB0327 101st General Assembly
Short Description: CHICAGO VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Rep. Thaddeus Jones
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Chicago Violence Prevention Act. Provides that the Chicago Violence Prevention Program is established in the City of Chicago in 8 specified wards. Provides that the City of Chicago shall implement and oversee the program and that the program shall terminate in 5 to 7 years. Requires the Chicago Police Department to dedicate 200 police officers to patrol the streets and to provide police protection to prevent violence in the specified wards and the State to provide 50 State troopers to assist in police protection. Creates a cease fire location in high crime areas in each of the program's wards. Provides that the City of Chicago shall designate a program site in each cease fire area at a place of worship, college, or university where the program will be administered. Provides that a drug treatment program and a job training program shall be located at each program site and provides specifications for those programs. Provides that program administrators shall encourage economic development and establish programs to bring business into each cease fire area and to assist business owners and work with the Cook County Land Bank Authority to target and remedy vacant homes in each cease fire area. Provides that the City of Chicago shall submit to the General Assembly a housing stabilization plan, an economic stabilization plan, and a crime prevention plan relating to each cease fire area on or before January 31, 2021. Provides that the City of Chicago is responsible for the costs associated with the program, subject to appropriation. Limits home rule powers. Effective July 1, 2020.