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Measure limiting tinted headlights signed into law

Legislation that State Senator Steve Stadelman partnered with the Illinois State Police to pass to limit the use of tinted headlights on cars was signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker. Senate Bill 87, which passed both chambers of the General Assembly on bipartisan votes, prohibits smoked or tinted headlights and taillights from being installed on a car. 

“Being able to see other vehicles when driving at night or during bad weather can be a matter of life for death,” Stadelman said. “I’m glad to have worked with the State Police to get this done.”

lliinois law requires headlights to emit a white light at a distance of 1000 feet. Taillights are required to produce a red light visible for at least 500 feet.


Governor visits Rockford to signs bills to strenghten Scott's Law

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a package of bills in Rockford that increases penalties for motorists who fail to slow down or move over for parked emergency vehicles along Illinois roads.

One of the bills increases fines and adds possible jail time for violators of "Scott's Law," enacted in 2012 after an intoxicated driver struck and killed Chicago Fire Lt. Scott Gillen while he was assisting at a crash scene. Two other bills raise fines for traffic violations in construction zones and establish a 20-member "Move Over Task Force" to study the causes of "Scott's Law" violations. 

The legislation comes after the separate roadside deaths of three Illinois State Police officers earlier this year including trooper Brooke Jones-Story, who was killed in March after being struck by a tractor-trailer during a traffic stop in Freeport.

Stadelman legislation fighting illegal logging on conservation land signed into law
Individuals who own an interest in conservation or preservation land will be able to recover costs associated with damage done when someone illegally cuts down trees on the owner’s property thanks to legislation signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker. State Senator Steve Stadelman was the legislation’s sponsor.

“Preserving our state’s natural beauty for future generations is more important than some people think,” Stadelman said. “I’m glad I was able to partner with the Illinois Environmental Council to pass this legislation, which strengthens existing protections.”

The legislation passed both chambers unanimously and takes effect immediately. 

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Steve Stadelman is with Maurice A. West II.

July 23 at 2:00 PM · 

Thanks to Bourn & Koch Inc. for giving Rep. West and myself a tour of its plant on Kishwaukee Street. The company is taking advantage of state grant money to train employees.

 

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July 30 at 9:05 AM · 

Last night's softball showdown at Busch Stadium between Missouri and Illinois lawmakers had to be canceled in the 1st inning because of rain.  We tried to convince them to cancel tonight's Cardinals-Cubs game so we could get our game in. It didn't work. 😂

 

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Stadelman roots for women's baseball museum
State Senator Steve Stadelman joined the team working to build the International Women's Baseball Center across from the historic Beyer Stadium where the Rockford Peaches once played by reserving $25,000 in state capital development funds for the project. He announced the financial contribution during a news conference led by Rockford attorney Jim Keeling and other organizers of the campaign to establish the museum.

Stadelman praised the effort as a way to encourage economic growth in a low-income neighborhood and pay tribute to women in sports.

Keeling discussed plans for a Penny Marshall celebration in September and the first phase of an outdoor exhibit dedicated to the late director of "A League of Their Own," the enormously popular film bout the legendary Peaches. Estimated to cost $1 million, the outdoor phase involves installing nine educational pylons honoring the achievements of women in baseball. 

 

Park District recognizes Stadelman for playground funding

Steve Stadelman and Dave Syverson were presented with awards from the Rockford Park District for their efforts in the Illinois Senate to secure a $170,000 state grant to rebuild aging playgrounds at Lewis Lemon and Haskell elementary schools and the sites of the recently demolished Walker and White Swan elementary schools. The two lawmakers received the honor during a recent Board of Commissioners meeting. A community survey in 2018 determined playground upgrades as the top priority.

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Steve Stadelman is with Laurie Bragg Sievert and Beverly Baker Peterson.

July 16 at 8:02 PM · 

Congratulations to Northern Illinois Hospice on the opening of its new facility on Harrison Avenue!

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July 15 at 4:56 PM · 

Congratulations to Carm Herman on her retirement after 24 years at the Barbara Olson Center of Hope, 22 of them as executive director of the nonprofit that serves adults with developmental disabilities. It was my pleasure to present her with a Certificate of Recognition from the Illinois Senate for her exceptional leadership and dedication.

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SPRINGFIELD – Individuals who own an interest in conservation or preservation land will be able to recover costs associated with damage done when someone illegally cuts down trees on the owner’s property thanks to legislation signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker today.

State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) was the legislation’s sponsor.

“Preserving our state’s natural beauty for future generations is more important than some people think,” Stadelman said. “I’m glad I was able to partner with the Illinois Environmental Council to pass this legislation, which strengthens existing protections.”

The legislation passed both chambers unanimously and takes effect immediately.

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Stadelman-backed bill to crack down on human trafficking signed into law

A measure to fight human trafficking in Illinois by requiring more training on the issue and enacting stronger penalties has been signed into law by the governor.  State Senator Steve Stadelman voted in favor of the Lodging Establishment Human Trafficking Recognition Training Act, which requires hotels and motels to train their employees on how to recognize human trafficking and how to alert authorities.

Hotels and motels have been shown to be popular locations for human trafficking. 

Senate Bill 1890, which took effect immediately, also requires the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board to provide training for police officers to detect human trafficking and extends the statute of limitations for all offenses related to human trafficking to 25 years.

Stadelman commends governor for executive order to ensure full 2020 Census count

State Senator Steve Stadelman expressed his support this week for Gov. JB Pritzker's signing of an executive order that provides resources to ensure a full count in the upcoming 2020 Census.

The executive order, according to Stadelman, builds on a $29 million budget appropriation by the Illinois General Assembly by establishing a new Census Office within the Illinois Department of Human Services to administer grant funding and conduct outreach and education. Pritzker's order also creates a 12-member Census Advisory Panel that will advise the Census Office on how best to reach hard-to-count communities.

"The importance of an accurate and complete count cannot be understated," Stadelman said. "The census not only determines political representation but has a direct economic impact, and communities with high numbers of black and Latino residents are historically overlooked."

Illinois could lose up to two congressional seats and billions in federal dollars if there is an undercount. The 2020 Census officially begins on April 1, 2020. 

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Congratulations to the Rock Valley College women's softball team after winning its 6th straight NJCAA Division III national championship! We've seen back-to-back and 3-peat champions in the sports world. But 6 in a row?! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 I was honored to present each player and coach with an Illinois Senate Certificate of Recognition during a celebration this afternoon.

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Steve Stadelman is with Jo Minor.

June 11 at 4:50 PM · 

It was my privilege today to present to Jo Minor and Claire McIntyre a Senate proclamation marking the 100th anniversary of Illinois ratifying the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. Illinois, along with Wisconsin and Michigan, were the first states in the nation to grant women suffrage.Congratulations to Jo for recently assuming the presidency of the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford from Claire and thank you to Claire for her service!

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Barbara Verni-Lau Yes! Thank you both for all the work you do on behalf of women! 
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