Saturday, February 23, 2008

Committee Meeting Scheduled

The Environment and Energy Committee is scheduled to meet at 4:00 pm, Wednesday 27, 2008. If you have not submitted your comments supporting the bill to the committee members, you need to get them submitted. The contact information for the Committee can be located at

Thursday, February 21, 2008

HB4789 assigned to Environment and Energy Committee

February 21, 2008

The bill was assigned to the Environment and Energy Committee on February 20. The committee members and addresses can be located at

You can follow progress of the bill at

I urge you to contact the committee members expressing your support for the bill.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Illinois Rules Committee Members - 2008

If you would like to contact the Rules Committee members to express your support of HB4789, here are the members and their contact information. I have only listed their Springfield Office information. Their District Office information can be found at

2008 Illinois House Rules Committee Members

Representative Barbara Flynn Currie

Springfield Office
300 Capital Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8121
(217) 524-1794 FAX
Cook County

Republican Spokesman
Representative William B. Black

Springfield Office:
314 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4811
(217) 782-1873 FAX
Vermilion County

Deputy Majority Leader
Representative Gary Hannig

Springfield Office:
300 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8071
(217) 524-1794 FAX
Montgomery County

Deputy Republican Leader
Representative Brent Hassert

Springfield Office:
217-N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4179
(217) 782-5257 FAX
Will County
Deputy Majority Leader
Representative Arthur L. Turner

Springfield Office:
300 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8116
(217) 782-0888 FAX

2008 Legislation Update

I have great news to add to the blog. Rep. Karen May has introduced HB4789. The bill was introduced February 6, 2008. The synopsis of the bill reads as follows:

"Amends the Radon Industry Licensing Act. Requires the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Pollution Control Board, to adopt rules for radon control for all new residential buildings. Requires that these rules incorporate the radon control methods set forth in the International Residential Code. Effective immediately."

This is great news. Thank you Karen.

We will need your assistance in shepherding this bill through the Legislature.

Check back here often for updates.