Bryant E News - End of Year Review 2017

Dear Friend,

We have now come to the final edition of the Bryant E-News for 2017! What a year it has been in Illinois politics. This week I will share information on more than 200 new laws that will be on the books as of January 1, 2018. Please take the time to get informed on new laws for the New Year.

I also share links to all 34 previous Bryant E News editions from this year. It is truly an honor to serve as your State Representative in Springfield. Your readership of this online newsletter has exploded in the last two years. Since I first took office in 2015, press releases, pictures, video reactions, articles, and editions of Bryant E News, have been viewed over 150,000 times. (153,155) as of this morning to be exact!

I want my constituents to be informed on the major issues facing the State of Illinois. I am thrilled at the growth in our email newsletter list and the continued readership from so many of you. I pledge to continue keeping you up to date on all the happenings as the new legislative Session begins in January 2018.

To all my friends, family, and constituents, and to everyone in Illinois and across America, I wish you a safe, Happy, and healthy New Year!

NEW YEAR NEW LAWS - Get informed for 2018!
With the arrival of the new year comes a series of new laws enacted by the State of Illinois. This year, over 200 new laws will take effect on January 1. These include bills for small technical corrections as well as major pieces of legislation. Follow the link below for a recap of the new laws that will be on the books next year.

NEW YEAR NEW LAWS RECAP - Illinois House Republican Blog

For more information on all the bills in the General Assembly, please visit www.ilga.gov

There is one law in particular this year that I was the chief sponsor of that was signed into law that I want to highlight. That bill is HB 771, and you can find a synopsis and a record of action on the bill by following this link.
Rep. Bryant and Sen. Schimpf were named
"Honorary Fire Chiefs" in 2017

In Illinois, 70 percent of all firefighters are volunteers. This new law will allow a volunteer firefighter to purchase one set of tires for their vehicle every three years at a reduced price per the fire district's joint purchasing agreement. The goal is to provide a little bit of help to the folks that volunteer to fight fires and keep us safe.

I’m particularly thankful to Senator Paul Schimpf for his advocacy and for sponsoring this bill in the Senate. This law is different than the others that are highlighted above because it became effective on September 8 of this year, the day it was signed by Governor Rauner.

All Previous Bryant E News Links for 2017
It has been a busy year indeed, and next year is shaping up to be even busier. As promised above, here is a listing and link to all of this past year's Bryant E Newsletters. I am very proud to bring you frequent updates and I hope you will keep reading when 2018 begins.

Bryant E News - January 6 2017
Bryant E News - Inauguration Week 2017
Bryant E News - January 28 2017
Bryant E News - February 3 2017
Bryant E News - Lincoln's Birthday Edition 2017
Bryant E News - February 17 2017 - Legislative Survey Edition
Bryant E News - March 10 2017
Bryant E News - April 1 2017
Bryant E News - April 8 2017
Bryant E News - April 30 2017
Bryant E News - May 6 2017
Bryant E News - May 13 2017
Bryant E News - May 20 2017
Bryant E News - May 27 2017
Bryant E News - End of Session Edition
Bryant E News - June 17 2017
Bryant E News - June 24 2017 - Special Session Update
Bryant E News - July 22 2017
Bryant E News - July 29 2017
Bryant E News - August 5 2017
Bryant E News - August 19 2017
Bryant E News - September 2 2017
Bryant E News - September 9 2017
Bryant E News - September 16 2017
Bryant E News - October 7 2017
Bryant E News - October 14 2017
Bryant E News - October 18 2017
Bryant E News - October 21 2017
Bryant E News - Veterans Day Edition
Bryant E News - November 18 2017
Bryant E News - December 2 2017
Bryant E News - December 9 2017
Bryant E News - December 16 2017
Bryant E News - Merry Christmas Edition

Stay Connected!
My office in Mt. Vernon is open Monday through Friday and my office in Murphysboro is open Monday through Thursday, each from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. You can also contact me directly through the Contact Form on my website at www.repbryant.com - Your opinions on important topics facing the State of Illinois are invaluable to me. Keep them coming!

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