Senator Haine Saves Auto Theft Task ForceSpringfield, IL – Senator Bill Haine’s (D-Alton) measure to keep the Illinois Auto Theft Task Force running has won approval in the Senate, and will be sent to the House for concurrence.

The original law that created the Task Force is being amended to broaden the scope of the program and have it undergo and audit. The proposed legislation will also allow the task force to use money to battle things such as insurance fraud and auto-theft rings.

“I am pleased to see this legislation pass the Senate and I remain confident it will have the same support in the house,” Haine said. “If auto theft is on the rise and is unchecked, then the insurance companies have losses and premiums go up. This program reduces the burden on the consumer by keeping premium costs down.”

In January, budget cuts by Governor Rauner led to a $6 million loss in funds needed to keep this program running at full capacity. This is not the first time the program has lost its funding. Haines legislation would establish dedicated funds for the program.

The legislation, Senate Bill 3382 passed the Senate 49 to 0.

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