SPRINGFIELD – On Thursday, State Representative Mark Batinick’s (R-Plainfield) last sponsored piece of legislation passed the House with unanimous support. Senate Bill 3785 will allow a pension transfer credit for county correctional officers.
“I was happy to see my last bill to pass through the House will help our local police officers,” said Rep. Batinick. “It has been an honor to see my legislation pass through these halls and head to the Governor’s desk for the past seven years. I’m grateful to my constituents and fortunate to have seen ideas turn into change in the Statehouse to make Illinois a better place to live.”
SB 3785 will allow members of pension funds established in Article 3 of the Illinois Pension Code to transfer accumulated creditable service from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund for service as a county correctional officer or as a person employed by a participating municipality who performs law enforcement-related administrative duties.
Rep. Batinick spoke on his legislation on the floor of the House and his remarks ended with a standing ovation from the entire House chamber for his years of service to the state. Rep. Batinick’s first piece of legislation signed into law was Senate Bill 810 in the 99th General Assembly, which decreased the time between a first and second attempt at an examination to apply for a public adjuster license from 90 days to 7 days. It was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner in August 2015.
Rep. Batinick has served as House Republican Spokesperson for the Personnel & Pensions Committee since 2019. He has been a member of the House of Representatives since January 2015.