It's now one step closer to reality. A few weeks ago, I reported on pending legislation that would prohibit police departments in Illinois from requiring quotas on traffic tickets. It is now one step closer to reality. The bill is now waiting for Governor Quinn's signature.

An article in the The State Journal-Register in Springfield, reports the bill prevents any law enforcement agency from requiring officers to write a certain number of traffic citations within a specific time period.

The bill also protects members of law enforcement. If the legislation becomes law, police will no longer be evaluated on the number of citations they issue.

The bill has now passed both the Illinois House and Senate. You can read more information on the bill here.

The governor has 30 days to decide whether to sign the bill.