13032018KS0485 smSPRINGFIELD – State government would be required to study the necessity of new red tape for businesses under a plan by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) passed Senate Bill 1756, which would require the state to assess whether newly proposed regulations on an industry or occupation are necessary for protecting the public.

“Unnecessary red tape makes it harder for companies and job seekers to do business in Illinois,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Streamlining the licensure process in our state will promote entrepreneurship in our communities.”

Under current law, there is no review process for professions or individuals seeking title protection, certification or licensure. Small business advocates have argued that the General Assembly and the governor tend to use shifting and often times ambiguous criteria to determine which professions should be regulated and to what extent.

Businesses shouldn’t be subject to such regulation by the state unless the regulation is necessary to protect the public health, safety, or welfare of the people of Illinois, Bertino-Tarrant said

“My goal is to promote policies that attract and retain businesses in our communities,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Cutting bureaucratic paperwork can accomplish this without sacrificing the safety and welfare of Illinois’ residents.”

Senate Bill 1756 passed the Senate with unanimous support and now heads to the House for consideration.

5.18.2019 Pet Expo FlyerARSPLAINFIELD – State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is searching for local pet and animal businesses and organizations to participate in her 5th Annual Pet Expo.

The pet expo is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, at Clow Stephens Dog Park (16676 S. Lily Cache Rd, Plainfield, IL).

The event  provides area residents a free and fun educational event for animal lovers and families.

“I’m excited to provide an informative event that connects local businesses and organizations with families to provide the best possible care to our furry friends,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “As a dog owner, I understand the role our pets play in our families. Feel free to bring your dogs and cats for a fun-filled event.”

There are openings currently available for local pet businesses and animal organizations. Bertino-Tarrant invites interested businesses and organizations to click here to register. Once registered and approved, interested participants will receive an email confirmation at a later date.

Registration is free.

Local animal businesses will be on hand to showcase their services. Information will also be distributed to attendees regarding recent animal legislation.

For more information, please call Bertino-Tarrant’s office at 815-254-4211.

Pet Expo

Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Clow Stephens Dog Park (16676 S. Lily Cache Rd., Plainfield, IL)

Sen. Bertino-TarrantSPRINGFIELD – The temporary appointees who fill vacant seats in the General Assembly and often serve on committees which never meet in the interim period should not be paid an extra stipend, said State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood), who passed legislation to that effect on Thursday.

Bertino-Tarrant’s measure, Senate Bill 112, prohibits short-term appointed lawmakers from receiving taxpayer-funded stipends. It would apply to any member of the General Assembly who is appointed to the House of Representatives or Senate after May 31 of an even-numbered year, and prohibit them from receiving additional salary for service as a chairman or minority spokesman.

“Handing out careless taxpayer-funded stipends is an obvious abuse of vital state funds,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “We cannot afford to waste a single dime in our state’s budget. Tax dollars should be directed toward funding vital programs, not lining the pockets of political insiders.”

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JBT Coffee and Conversation 4.24.19PLAINFIELD — Local residents will have an opportunity to share concerns with State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) on April 24 at her Coffee and Conversation.

Bertino-Tarrant will be hosting another coffee and conversation this month in Plainfield.

Coffee and conversation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at Blueberry Hill Café (15521 Rt. 59) in Plainfield.

“We are considering a number of big issues in Springfield this legislative session,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “These monthly events give local residents an opportunity to share their concerns and opinions with me on these big button issues that greatly impact our communities.”

This event offers discussion in a more casual environment and allows local residents to voice their concerns regarding important state issues.

If residents have additional questions regarding the coffee and conversation, please contact Bertino-Tarrant’s district office at (815) 254-4211 for more information.



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