State Rep. Jeanne Ives
February 22, 2017
WATCH LIVE: Illinois House Session
The Illinois House returns to session today with two controversial bills on the calendar which may be considered this week:
House Bill 40 – Taxpayer-funded abortion
Would remove all bans on using taxpayer funding for abortion for basically any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy under Medicaid; and would remove the ban on state employees’ insurance policies paying for abortions.
House Bill 426 – Immigration “Safe Zones”
Would grant illegal immigrants refuge from state and local law enforcement personnel in Illinois schools, places of worship, and medical treatment and health care facilities; creating so-called “safe zones”. This bill in intended to prevent state and local law enforcement agencies from assisting federal authorities with enforcing U.S. immigration law.
You can watch the action LIVE from the floor of the House of Representatives by clicking HERE and entering password “housefeed”. Session is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm.
House Committees to Hold Hearings on Bills
Illinois House committees will be holding hearings on dozens of bills this week. For a complete list of bills that I have introduced or am co-sponsoring this year, please click HERE.
I will keep you informed throughout the spring session on my legislation and the priorities I am fighting for on behalf of DuPage County families and taxpayers as your voice in Springfield.