The APA-IL Legislative Committee provides information on legislative matters in Springfield that concern planning officials and professionals and provide an effective voice to advocate on matters concerning planning practice and profession in Illinois.
Legislative Committee Members
David S. Silverman, AICP, Chair, Ancel Glink et al.
Alicia Hanlon, TransPlan Consulting
Greg W. Jones, AICP, Ancel Glink et al.
Ben Leroy, City of Champaign
Michael Penicnak, City of Chicago
Bethany Salmon, Village of Orland Park
Current Alerts, News, and Events
Past Legislative Actions
House Bills 4246, 4247, 4248 Prohibit Use of Local Government Funds to Pay for Local Government Officials’ Professional Development and Training Expenses
Recommendation: Contact your legislators to OPPOSE these house bills as introduced.
Safe Roads Constitutional Amendment
Recommendation: Uncertainties and severity of the constitutional amendment mechanism lead the APA-IL to encourage its membership to vote NO on the SRA.
Senate Bill 6033 (Amends Annexation Statutes Adding Burdensome Notice and Procedural Requirements)
Recommendation: Contact your state representatives to OPPOSE SB6033 as introduced.
Senate Bill 0036 (School Zoning)
UPDATE: SB0036 has, with a few non-votes, passed the Senate unanimously. The APA-IL can certainly take some credit here with our consistent support of Sen. Althoff’s bill and our advocacy for its passage during our Planners Legislative Action Day on March 24th. Congratulations to our Legislative Committee on a job well done!
Recommendation: Contact your state representatives to Support SB0036 as introduced.