Legislative Updates from Rep. Fritts

I am thrilled that House Bill 5011 passed the House with a unanimous vote of 108-0. This bipartisan bill, crafted with collaboration from the Comptroller’s office and the Township Officials of Illinois, will help save money for taxpayers in townships by changing the requirements for yearly audits.

Under current law, every township in Illinois with combined revenues over $850,000 is required to pay for a yearly audit performed by a Certified Public Accountant. House Bill 5011 will change the requirement to once every four years for townships that generate a revenue of less than $1.4 million per year, and every two years for those that generate more than 1.4 million per year. 

Smaller townships in rural areas often struggle to pay for these yearly audits, if they can even find an auditor, which forces them to raise property tax levies to cover the expense. Rural Illinoisans have been hit with consistent increases in taxes and this bill will finally give rural residents the break they deserve.

Join us for a Rx Drop-Off Drive this Saturday at the Mendota Civic Center from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Help keep our community safe by bringing by any of your unwanted or expired prescription medication!

I hope to see you there!

Thank you to the Meadows of Franklin Grove Assisted Living for welcoming me to a town hall! We talked about access to rural healthcare, and I gave them an update on what’s happening in Springfield.

I welcomed 13 local superintendents to my district office for a lunch and roundtable to speak openly with me about how I can best help them succeed in Springfield. Education is critical and I want to ensure that Illinois is offering our students the best possible opportunities that we can while also supporting the educators who work tirelessly for their students!

My office is now hiring interns for my 2024 Summer Internship Program! This is a fantastic program for students interested in learning more about state government. 

Interested applicants should email my office at RepFrittsStaff@ilhousegop.org.

If you plan to visit Springfield in the coming months, please reach out! I am always available for my constituents and would be happy to meet with you during your visit. It is crucial that the government operates with transparency, and I encourage you to hold me, and my colleagues, accountable! 

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I will continue to update you via this e-newsletter to keep you up to date on my efforts to pass bills in Springfield and serve you in the district.

Talk to you soon,

State Representative Bradley J. Fritts