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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Senate Bills To Enhance Service, Address Public Health

Senate bills that will enhance service, address public health issues, and potentially lead to Lake County taxpayers saving money were passed this past week by both the State House and Senate and are now on their way to the Governor’s Desk for signature.

Senate Bill 90 provides local municipalities and counties a new method of dissolving drainage districts. The bill gives Lake County’s Ad Hoc Drainage District Consolidation Committee additional options for streamlining services to maintain our rivers and streams as it looks for opportunities to consolidate local drainage districts while providing potential cost savings. Special thanks to Senate Sponsor Senator Dan McConchie and House Sponsor Representative Daniel Didech.

Senate Bill 1114 gives Lake County new options to quickly remove hazards, such as garbage, waste, or hazardous substances from properties that impact public health or safety. Right now, an Illinois code requires a 30-day notice before the County can remove these items. This new bill will allow the County to more rapidly address these hazards to protect people and property. Special thanks to Senate Sponsor Senator Melinda Bush and House Sponsor Representative Sam Yingling.

Both bills are among key priorities of Lake County. We would like to thank all our Lake County Legislators for their support during the Illinois 101st General Assembly 2019 Spring Session!

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