Bills under review in IL Gen Assembly committees


A Google document is being circulated rallying Illinois residents to contact state general assembly representative to support two bills – HB 0596 and SB 0620 — being reviewed in committee on Wednesday morning, April 13th.

According to the google doc, HB 0592 is scheduled for review in the House Elementary and Secondary Ed Committee Hearing at 8:00 am in Room 114 of the Capitol Building in Springfield.  HB 0592 introduces amendments to Section 10 of the School Code (105) of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (aka 105 ILCS).  Section 10 of the 105 ILCS  addresses issues related to the treatment of students suspended or expelled from Illinois schools.  The proposed amendment discusses the establishment of alternative schools where suspended/expelled students shall be sent.  The bill is sponsored by Representative Elizabeth Hernandez.  For more information on the bill, click on this HB0592 link.    

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Hispanic State Legislators Condemn Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck's Comments

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) condemned comments made by Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck before the Kansas House Appropriations Committee. 

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Go ahead and We won! Senate vote gives film credits a 10 year sunset.
By Ruth L Ratny

March 30, 2011 

Lift a glass and drink to elimination of the onerous five year sunset clause that would’ve killed Illinois’ hard-earned film incentives film.Senate Bill 398, that gives the Illinois film tax credit a 10 year sunset, renewable every five years, passed the full Senate late Wednesday afternoon and will go to the House for a final vote next week.

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Senator Iris Y. Martinez continues to be at the forefront of ensuring hospitals aren't getting unfair tax breaks.

Sale of medical facility could cost taxing bodies

Posted Mar 27, 2011 @ 11:00 PM
   

Local taxing bodies could lose up to $65,000 in annual property taxes if state officials grant St. John’s Hospital’s request to buy out the remaining partners of Prairie Diagnostic Center.

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