QUINCY – State Representative Randy Frese (R-Quincy) announced Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) gave an early approval of House Bill 220, which allows for the execution of a voter-approved tax to help safety and emergency services within Adams County. The bill corrects the referendum that was passed by County voters in April, and adds language that was omitted from the ballot.
Rep. Frese stated, “Counties are permitted to establish a sales tax for safety purposes if approved by voters on a referendum vote. In April, a vote was held, the voters approved, and now Adams County will have the funds it requires to build the jail facilities that it has needed for some time. This bill is great for the District, and knowing Governor Rauner’s priority to maintain the safety of all Illinoisans, I thank him for his confirmation on this very important initiative. I would also like to thank Representative Don Moffitt and Senator John Sullivan for all of their work on this issue.”
The legislation was signed into law by the Governor on May 31.