Rep. Parkhurst Files Legislation to Address Local TRUST Act Concerns

Kankakee, IL – State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) this week filed legislation to clarify the Illinois TRUST Act, which was signed into law in September. The legislation, House Bill 4136, ensures local jails, such as the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, are allowed to continue to contract with the federal government to legally detain federal inmates.

“When the TRUST Act was signed into law, many local law enforcement entities from across the state expressed their concerns with how the new law will affect their ability to contract with the federal government to detain inmates,” said Parkhurst. “With this bill, we can ensure Illinois law enforcement agencies are able to do their job to keep us safe, while providing much-needed additional revenues to local governments.”

HB 4136 was introduced on Wednesday, October 26, and awaits committee assignment for further consideration.