Rep. Friess and fellow Republican lawmakers unveil public safety working group progress

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Representative David Friess joined Assistant Minority Leaders Patrick Windhorst and John Cabello, State Representatives Dan Ugaste and Dennis Tipsword, and other members of the HGOP Public Safety Working Group yesterday afternoon as part of a press conference addressing public safety in Illinois.


Together, they discussed legislation filed as a result of their Public Safety Working Group, including a number of bills that will address the rise in crime and ongoing uncertainty in current state law. The HGOP Public Safety Working Group, which started meeting in January, has put together a package of 20 bills to further strengthen public safety in Illinois.


These laws focus on three critical areas:

-Protecting Victims of Crime

-The Real Pre-Trail Fairness Act

-The Recruitment and Retention of Law Enforcement Officers


“I stand with my fellow legislators in the HGOP Public Safety Working Group in our efforts to ensure the continued and strengthened safety of the citizens of Illinois,” Rep. Friess said. “It’s crucial that we support our first responders and police officers so that they can serve the community to the best of their abilities. We must protect public safety in Illinois at all costs. I believe the package of 20 bills we have put together as a group will make great strides toward that need.”


Rep. Friess proudly serves the people of the 115th District in Illinois.