The Majority Report 12/16/19 - Senators Protecting and Promoting the People of Illinois


Bertino-Tarrant protects consumers across Will County

Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

SPRINGFIELD — Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Illinois residents’ genetic testing results will be protected, thanks to State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) championed House Bill 2189, which prohibits companies that provide direct-to-consumer commercial genetic testing such as and 23andMe, from sharing any test results with health or life insurance companies without the consumer’s consent. Read more.




State keeps promise to Machesney Park

Rock River

ROCKFORD — On Tuesday, State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) announced that the state is finally reimbursing the Village of Machesney Park for the boat ramp built on the Rock River back in 2015.

“Frankly, this should have happened earlier,” Stadelman said. “This is proof that Illinois is turning a fiscal corner and is finally keeping its promises to communities like Machesney Park.” Read more.




Harris creates access to statewide projects for minorities Sen. Napoleon Harris III

SPRINGFIELD — More minority owned business will be included in statewide construction projects under a proposal sponsored by Senator Napoleon Harris, III (D-Harvey) which was signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker Tuesday.

“In order to build a healthy and comprehensive economy, we must supply minority businesses with full and fair access to local and state contraction opportunities.” Harris said. “I applaud Governor Pritzker for seeing the significance of this measure, and hope to see local governments taking advantage of the state’s model business enterprise program to decrease the inequality gap for minority, veterans and female-owned businesses.” Read more.


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