Today in Springfield, House Republican Leader Tony McCombie (Savanna) passed three different bills in the Illinois House when she presented them for consideration. The following measures passed with unanimous support and will now proceed to the Senate for further consideration:
HB3203: Works to curb the fentanyl epidemic effecting communities across the state by allowing a pharmacist or retailer (rather than only a pharmacist) to sell fentanyl test strips over-the-counter to the public to test for the presence of fentanyl.
HB3218: Provides that the month of April of each year is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month to be observed throughout the State to promote the awareness and prevention of child abuse in the State.
HB3436: Allows the issuance of the Thank a Line Worker license plate decal by the Illinois Department of Education. Creates the Thank a Line Worker Scholarship Fund through the purchase of the decals, which shall be paid as grants in support of scholarship for students studying electrical distribution at an Illinois college or university.