Springfield, IL… State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) passed a bill that would benefit the Chicago police officers and their families unanimously from the House today. Senate Bill 2431 passed on a 116-0 vote and would require the Secretary of State to make the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation license plates for motorcycles.
“Chicago police have an incredibly tough job and the memorial foundation helps to ensure some peace of mind every time an officer leaves his or her home to go to work,” Rep. McAuliffe said. “This bill will help to increase the foundation’s awareness and resources, fundamentally assisting our heroes in blue.”
Currently, specialty license plates featuring the foundation’s logo are available for purchase through the Illinois Secretary of State, but only for cars. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a non profit dedicated to honoring the lives and memories of fallen Chicago police officers by providing support and assistance to their families. The foundation receives $25 dollars for every plate purchased through the Secretary of State’s office.
The bill now heads to Governor’s desk.