HB 3653 includes 99 Articles spanning 764 pages of policy. We looked at what the bill has to say about bail, body cameras, training and police use of force.


ILLINOIS, USA — A criminal justice reform bill was passed in the Illinois House and Senate in January to both strong support and opposition.


Illinois House Bill 3653 was introduced and passed in the early morning hours of Jan. 13, 2021. Several lawmakers expressed frustration at how quickly the lengthy bill was introduced before being voted on.


The bill was sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Feb. 4, who is expected to sign it into law. Learn more about the status of the bill here.


What is it? 

HB 3653 titled “An ACT concerning criminal law” includes 99 Articles spanning 764 pages of policy intended to implement reforms on policing in Illinois and the state’s criminal justice system.