Gas Tax Presser 3SPRINGFIELD – State grants would be provided to prevent DUI offenses and support victims involved in DUI-related crashes under new legislation passed by State Senator Martin A. Sandoval and signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker today.

Senate Bill 728 creates the DUI Prevention and Education Fund from which grants will be distributed to crash victim programs and materials, impaired driving prevention programs, law enforcement support and other DUI-related programs.

“We’re committed in Springfield to doing whatever we can to cut down on drunk driving and keep people safe,” Sandoval said. “This new law is a step in that direction and it’s my hope that this will lead to safer travel in our state.”

Funding for these grants will come from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s currently unused Roadside Memorial Fund. No additional revenue will be raised to pay for the program.

The measure comes into effect January 1, 2020.

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