SB1675 "Right to Garden" in the news


Several news outlets are reporting on the Senate Bill 1675 which essentially limits home rule power. The Hearld & Reivew sums it up "... the issue has ballooned into one over not just hoop houses, but the pre-emption of home rule powers that allow municipalities to dictate their own zoning and planning codes, among other things" and "... more than 270 witness slips have been filed against the bill, mostly coming from people affiliated with municipalities and related organizations."* Your voice matters and is being heard!

Chicago Tribune, Tom Cullerton calls for end to bans on winter greenhouses, 3/13/19

Sun Times, Winter gardening grows into thorny statehouse issue, 3/13/19

Hearld & Review, Right to garden’ bill to challenge municipal home rule powers, 3/13/19

The Telegraph, ‘Right to garden’ bill in Illinois Senate challenges home rule powers, 3/14/19

The Southern Illinoisan, ‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers in Illinois, 3/16/19

* Morgan, G (2019, March 13). Right to garden bill to challenge municipal home rule powers, Hearld & Reivew, Retrieved from https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/right-to-garden-bill-to-challenge-municipal-home-rule-powers/article_1010c424-46ec-565d-b802-f74c34140ae1.html on March 13, 2019.

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