Sen. Rezin bill to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome passes Senate
Unsafe sleep environments are often a large contributor to infant deaths labeled as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) said State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris), who is chief sponsor of legislation that puts stricter requirements in place following an investigation where a child died suddenly and unexpectedly. Senate Bill 1568 passed the Senate on Wednesday, April 10.
Senator Rezin’s Youth Advisory Council brings local high schoolers to Springfield
Dozens of high school students from across State Senator Sue Rezin’s 38th Senate District traveled to Springfield on April 11 to participate in her Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
Starved Rock parking fee bill re-called, again fails one vote short
On Thursday, April 11, State Senator Sue Rezin’s hard fought effort to provide more funding to Starved Rock State Park fell one vote short, yet again, from making it out of the Illinois Senate. Senate Bill 1310 would have allowed the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to charge a minimal parking fee at the state park.
Rezin speaks out against graduated income tax
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) spoke out against the graduated income tax proposal (SJRCA 1) during Wednesday’s Senate Executive Committee hearing, and issued the following statement.
Starved Rock parking fee bill fails, concerns over exempting local residents
State Senator Sue Rezin’s legislation that would allow the Department of Natural Resources to charge a minimal parking fee at Starved Rock failed to pass the full Senate on Wednesday, April 10 with a vote of 29-9. Senate Bill 1310 needed 30 “yes” votes to pass but fell short by one vote.
Rezin bill heightens protections for those with pre-existing conditions
Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris), which seeks to better protect the healthcare of Illinoisans passed the Senate on Thursday, April 4.
Rezin bill ensures patients have affordable options to EpiPens
Health insurance companies would be required to offer generic alternatives for EpiPens under legislation sponsored by State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris). Senate Bill 2047 passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday, April 4.
Route 6 named after Kaszynski brothers, WWII veterans
As a way to pay tribute to the six Kaszynski brothers of Peru, who all served in World War II, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) hosted a ceremony Saturday, March 30 to officially name a section of Route 6 as the “Kaszynski Brothers Memorial Highway.”
Starved Rock better able to maintain safety and upkeep under Rezin legislation
In an effort to ensure safety and upkeep at Starved Rock State Park, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is sponsoring legislation that would allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to implement a parking fee. Senate Bill 1310 passed the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee Thursday, March 21.
Sen. Rezin, constituent testify on bill to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris), pictured right, and Ashley Lamps (constituent of the 38th District), pictured left, testified in the Senate Local Government Committee Wednesday on Senate Bill 1568, which puts stricter requirements in place following an investigation where a child had died suddenly and unexpectedly.
FEMA recognizes City of Ottawa for flood prevention and response efforts
Ottawa residents will soon receive a 40 percent discount on their flood insurance premiums as a result of the city’s extensive efforts to mitigate and reduce flood damage.
Senate Subcommittee on Capital continues hearings
The newly formed Senate Subcommittee on Capital met in Edwardsville during the week to hear testimony from colleges, universities, and local governments in the southern Illinois region about their capital and infrastructure needs.
Abridged standardized testing to take effect
Beginning in March, the Illinois State Board of Education will begin implementing the Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) test to students across the state. The IAR will be taking the place of the highly-criticized Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test implemented in 2015.
Sen. Rezin gives reaction to the Governor’s budget proposal
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) released a statement following Governor J.B. Pritzker’s State Budget Address.
Rezin, Welter seek meeting with Exelon, will advocate for workers at Dresden, Braidwood stations
State Senator Sue Rezin, R-Morris, and State Representative David Allen Welter, R-Morris, have sent a letter to Exelon Corporation requesting a meeting to discuss the company’s statement in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that they may close their generating stations at Dresden and Braidwood. In the letter, Rezin and Welter emphasize the importance of protecting local jobs and the region’s energy infrastructure.
Rezin reacts to minimum wage proposal
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) released the below statement following the Senate vote on Senate Bill 1, which would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 over six years.
Rezin joins Senate Republican colleagues pushing for fair maps
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) joined her Senate Republican colleagues today in Springfield to ask the people of Illinois to speak up and help put a fair maps amendment on the ballot for the next election, giving people the power to pick their legislators instead of letting lawmakers pick their voters.
Fair Maps Petition
Voice your support for getting a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to give you the chance to vote on a new system to draw our legislative maps.
Joint committee discusses future of College Illinois!
A tax-advantaged college savings plan designed to encourage families to set aside funds for future school costs is up for discussion at the Statehouse. A joint hearing before the state Senate Appropriations II and Higher Education committees was held Jan. 29.
Rezin appointed to National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Committee
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) last week was appointed to serve on the 63-member Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The Executive Committee is the governing body of the conference.
Income Tax Filing Begins
Both the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begin accepting 2018 individual income tax filings on January 28. Illinois taxpayers can file their Forms IL-1040 for free using the IDORs website, MyTax Illinois. Federal income tax filers can use www.irs.gov/freefile to find the IRS Free File software product that matches their situation.
Sen. Rezin visits WWII Veteran, presents resolution in honor of service
On January 22 at his home, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) presented World War II Veteran, Alex Kaszynski Jr., with a copy of Senate Joint Resolution 25, which names Mary Street in Spring Valley to Harrison Street in Peru as the "Kaszynski Brothers Memorial Highway.” The resolution recognizes the six Kaszynski brothers who served all over the world in World War II.
With the recent severe winter weather and the potential for more snow this weekend, the American Red Cross is sharing some helpful tips on winter storm safety.
Sen. Rezin answers call to serve on Senate Republican Leadership once more
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) was re-appointed to the Senate Republican Leadership team Tuesday, Jan. 15. Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) reappointed Sen. Rezin to Assistant Republican Leader. She has served in this position since 2015.
Rezin sworn into office: ‘I look forward to being the voice for the people in the 38th Senate District’
State Sen. Sue Rezin was sworn into office Jan. 9 at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration.