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Friday, August 23, 2019
Teacher Minimum Wage Signed into Law

Yesterday, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation to raise the minimum salary for educators to $40,000 by the 2023-2024 school year. State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) supported the initiative, HB2078. “Illinois…


Monday, August 19, 2019
New Law Requires Written Notice for Automatic Contract Renewals

PLAINFIELD—State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) sponsored legislation that will provide more disclosure to school districts on auto-renewing contracts.  The legislation, SB1630, was signed by the Governor on Friday August 16th….


Friday, August 9, 2019
Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Signed into Law

PLAINFIELD—Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation to require hotels and casinos to adopt anti-sexual harassment policies to improve workplace safety for employees. State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was a co-sponsor…


Thursday, August 1, 2019
Statute of Limitations Removed for Criminal Sexual Assault Cases

PLAINFIELD—Governor JB Pritzker recently signed legislation into law that would remove the statute of limitations for prosecuting crimes of sexual violence in Illinois.  The bill, HB2135, provides that prosecution for…


Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Governor Signs Legislation to Support Scott’s Law

PLAINFIELD—Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law legislation that will enforce and improve Scott’s Law.  The bill, SB2038, will help educate drivers on their responsibilities, which include slowing down and…


Monday, July 8, 2019
Batinick to host Free Senior Fair July 25th

Plainfield—State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is hosting a senior fair on Thursday, July 25th.  The event will be held at St. Mary’s Immaculate Church in Plainfield, 15629 South IL-59, from…


Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Batinick’s Statement on The Reproductive Health Act

PLAINFIELD—Today Governor JB Pritzker signed the Reproductive Health Act to massively expand Illinois’ abortion law. State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) released the following statement after the bill signing: “Signing this…


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Batinick Gives Adjournment Statement

SPRINGFIELD—State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) released the following statement upon adjournment in the House of Representatives: “Tonight we concluded legislative session in the House of Representatives.  We passed a flurry…


Friday, May 31, 2019
Batinick Opposed to New Tax Rates

SPRINGFIELD—Today the rates for the graduated income tax were presented through SB687 in the House of Representatives.  The new tax brackets would include a top tax rate of 7.99% for…


Thursday, May 30, 2019
Batinick’s Children’s Safety Expo Set for June 22nd

PLAINFIELD—State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is hosting a Children’s Safety Expo on Saturday June 22nd.  The event will be held from 9:00am-12:30pm at Plainfield Central High School, 24120 Fort Beggs…