District Update – April 13, 2018

Legislation legislation to improve treatment for child abuse victims clears committee

The House Human Services Committee approved legislation I sponsored to improve access to emergency room treatment for pediatric sexual assault victims. Access to pediatric sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) and physicians is extremely limited-particularly in downstate rural areas–and this bill seeks to address that.

House Bill 5245 will ensure that sexual assault victims are able to receive timely care from health care professionals who specialize in providing treatment for this population of victims.
Since day one, my goal has been to ensure that this most vulnerable population of victims that has been through unthinkable trauma, may obtain the care they need from the most qualified medical professionals. This bill provides a voice to the voiceless, and confidence to their loved ones.

To read more about this landmark legislation, click here.

FFA visits State Capitol

As always, it was a pleasure to meet with the Future Farmers of America from Cuba and Fairview on Wednesday. I am grateful for the leadership they provide for our communities.

Enjoyed visiting with ICC, Spoon River, Peoria Area Association of Realtors, and P.E.R.F.E.C.T.  at the Capitol this week!

Free Paper Shredding Event April 21

My office is offering a FREE Paper Shredding event for local residents from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 outside my district office located at 19 S. Capitol Street in Pekin.

Paper documents will be accepted for shredding (up to two boxes per person). Guests are instructed to follow the marked pathway and remain in their vehicle while the documents are unloaded. Parking is available for those who wish to personally watch documents being shredded.

The event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, please contact my district office at 309-620-8631.