Illinois lawmakers propose jail time, fines for ‘Scott’s Law’ violators


In the wake of the deaths of three Illinois State Troopers this year, lawmakers are making a push to toughen the penalties for those that violate “Scott’s Law” or the “Move Over” law.

The Illinois House held a hearing on the topic Thursday in Springfield.

The bill was put forward by Rockford Rep. John Cabello (R-68th Dist).

If passed, drivers who don’t move over for first responders could face between one to three years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines — if no one is hurt.

If someone is killed, the violator could spend up to seven years behind bars and permanently lose their driver’s license.

Currently, violators face $10,000 in fines and license suspensions, without jail time.

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