Senator Martinez Legislation to Foster Safer Communities Signed into Law

Springfield, IL - Recently, State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) sponsored a new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn that will assist in keeping communities safe by requiring more sex offenders to register with the State. House Bill 1253 requires sex offenders who were convicted of sex crimes before the establishment of the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) to register with the state if they commit a felony after the effective date.

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                                                                Martinez Sponsors Legislation to  Streamline Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations


Springfield IL- Today, Governor Quinn signed legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) that streamlines investigations in cases of child abuse and neglect in the Illinois Senate.

Senate Bill 106 allows counselors, doctors, and other medical professionals to provide information to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) during ongoing abuse or neglect cases without reasonable suspicion.

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                                      Senator Martinez “Patients’ Right to Know Act” Signed by Governor Quinn

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today Governor Quinn signed legislation sponsored by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) that creates the “Patients Right to Know Act.” House Bill 105 requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide the public with profiles of licensed physicians registered in Illinois.

This legislation comes in lieu of several important reforms in the medical malpractice laws that were overturned by the Supreme Court. The new law reenacts the provision providing the comprehensive profile system.

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Governor Signs Illinois Dream Act into Law


SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Governor Pat Quinn signed historic legislation that will make it possible for thousands of young people who are undocumented students to go to college in Illinois.

“I was a proud chief co-sponsor of the Illinois Dream Act. It is a landmark piece of legislation that will give thousands of young men and women the opportunity to earn a college degree – a tool so vital to success in America,” State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) said. “Immigrants come to this country because they want their children to have a better future. This bill will help them secure that future.”

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