As the General Assembly prepares to return to the Capitol in January for the spring legislative session, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is asking local residents and community stakeholders to submit ideas for new laws. “As the voice of our community in the Capitol, it is absolutely critical that I hear from the families, individuals, business owners and others that make up our community,” said Scherer. “Finding ways to improve their lives through legislation that puts more money in their pocket or addresses a concern is my top priority.”
Ideas for new legislation can be submitted by either calling Scherer’s office at 217-877-9636 or by sending an email to email@example.com. New ideas for legislation will be accepted up until Jan. 3, 2022, which is the last day before the General Assembly reconvenes. Scherer and her staff will review the ideas, with the potential for the most promising ideas to be drafted and introduced as a bill.
Additionally, Scherer is encouraging state employees to submit ideas that could save the state money to the online State Government Suggestion Award Board. Ideas that save the state money could net employees up to a $5,000 reward. For more information or to submit an idea, please visit https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gov/SGSAB/Pages/default.aspx.