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Here are notable pieces of legislation Senator Melinda Bush supported in 2015.

You can look up additional legislation Senator Bush sponsored in 2015 at http://www.ilga.gov.

 

Economic Development

SR 576 - Resolution supporting full access to I-94 at Route 173
Demonstrating support for access from Route 173 to Interstate 94

SB 1427 – EDGE (Economic Development for a Growing Economy) Credit Reform
Reforms the way we incentivize business, allowing us to better compete with other states

SB 659 – New Business Permitting Portal
Creates a website to help individuals create new businesses or relocate to Illinois

SB 680 – Lower business (LLC) filing fees
Reduces the fee required to file with the Secretary of State as a new business

 

Ethics and Good Government

SB 1430 – Consolidating township assessors
Allows counties to consolidate township assessors by referendum or resolution

SB 791 – Forest Preserve leasing rights
Allows forest preserves to lease unused office space, saving taxpayers money

SB 792 – Truth in Taxation notices
Requires taxing bodies with websites to give online notice of proposals that alter tax rates

SB 1291 – Golden Parachute reform
Severely limits golden parachutes for education administrators, and ensures the parachute is not pensionable

SB 1444 – Reforming Per Diems
Ensures state boards that receive reimbursements per meeting cannot abuse the system

SJR 28 - Introduction of Lake County Working Group on Local Government Consolidation
Looks at how units of Lake County local government may be consolidated or dissolved

 

Environment

SB 1202 – No Fracking on Public Lands
No new permits for fracking on or under state owned land

 

Public Health & Safety

SB 1466 – “Lali’s Law”
Allows pharmacies to carry life-saving heroin overdose medication, and expands access to families

SB 10 – Expansion of Good Samaritan protections
Expands Good Samaritan protection to first responders who apply life-saving overdose medication

SB 1426 – Alzheimer’s’ Disease awareness & prevention lottery ticket
Creates a lottery ticket and directs proceeds to Alzheimer’s awareness & prevention fund

SB 1846 – State Police “Silver Alert”
Creates statewide emergency alert system for when someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is reported missing

HB 3848 – Protecting sexual assault survivors
Ensures victims of rape aren’t billed for their own rape kits

 

2015 Legislative Committees

  • Commerce and Economic Development – Vice Chair
  • Education
  • Education Subcommittee on Charter Schools
  • Environment and Conversation
  • Environment & Conservation Subcommittee on EPA 111(d) Requirements
  • Human Services
  • Revenue
  • State Government & Veterans Affairs

 

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Category: Legislation