With less than two weeks remaining of spring legislative session, the State Senate approved five House bills sponsored by State Senator Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) all in the morning of May 19. The legislation focused on state issues impacting social services and bank lending, as well as local matters in his home county of DuPage.
House Bill 2482 is Nybo’s response to theserious cases of neglect reported in Illinois Community Living Arrangements (CILAs) last year. Under the legislation, the Department of Human Services would be required to conduct inspections of the records and premises of each CILA at least once every two years to ensure senior residents are cared for properly.
House Bill 2514 is joint initiative between the Community Bankers Association of Illinois and the Illinois Credit Union League. The legislation allows for
the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to share confidential supervisor information with the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Chicago regarding Illinois chartered banks and credit unions if it is determined the FHLB has a legitimate interest in the confidential supervisory information.
House Bill 2427 is a solution to circumstances brought to Nybo’s attention by Downers Grove Township unincorporated residents. It states that a township may provide for the collection, transport, disposal and recycling of brush, wood chips and leaves within the unincorporated areas of the township without referendum approval.
House Bill 2423 addresses a request from York Township, which would allow township road districts to deliver wood chips, mulch and other products resulting from tree maintenance to their residents. Due to the nature of township road districts, they acquire large amounts of debris from trimming trees and cleaning up properties and roadways. Rather than paying storage fees or allowing the materials go to waste, the bill provides residents ability to claim the products for their own use.
Motivated by Noon Whistle brewery in Lombard, House Bill 2386 authorizes any person to sell any metal beverage container at retail—or a can in the circumstance of the brewery—that is designed with a detachable top-opening (also called “pull tab”).
The five sponsored bills will now move to the Governor’s desk for his review and approval.