Tag: legislation

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‘No Cash Bail’ Law Becomes First of its Kind in Illinois

In February of 2021, Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law making Illinois the first U.S....

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States with Ignition Interlock Compliance Laws Note Lower Rates of Repeat DUI Offenses

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 31 percent of all fatal crashes in 2021 were caused...

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New Texas Law Makes Cutting off Ankle Monitors a Crime

Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1004 into law, making cutting off ankle monitors a crime...

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California Repeals Use of Numerous Offender-Pay Fees with AB1869

The State of California has taken a significant step related to the issue of the fees an individual...

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Facial Verification Versus Facial Recognition

Distinguish between facial verification and facial recognition—technology embedded with facial recognition that verifies and authenticates a person’s image...

Tiffany Hill and her family
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Washington State Passes Crucial Victim Notification Law

In November 2019, mother of three Tiffany Hill was shot and killed by her estranged husband. Despite having...

Veteran Military Man in Fatigues
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Veterans Treatment Court Act Funds Supportive Alternatives

Veterans treatment courts (VTCs) are one of the fastest growing specialty court types in the U.S.; there are...

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Alcohol & Drunk Driving Trends: A 2018 Retrospective

In the spirit of the new year ahead, we have decided to look back at some of the...

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“No Refusal” DUI Policies: Time Is A Factor

During a drunk-driving traffic stop or following a crash, time is a critical factor when it comes to...

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Drinking legally at 19? Wisconsin is considering it

Could lowering the legal drinking age reduce binge drinking among younger drinkers, particularly those in college? Three Wisconsin...