How Our State Legislators Get the Work Done

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How Our State Legislators Get the Work Done

September 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

League of Women Voters of Naperville Monthly Ideas Forum Meeting

Come to this panel discussion with two of Naperville’s state legislators–Senator Laura Ellman and Representative Janet Yang Rohr. They will discuss how they approach legislative sessions, sponsorship of bills, and how they interact with constituents and other legislators during the legislative sessions.

We all learned in high school civics how a bill moves through both chambers of the legislature. It is a fairly simple process; each chamber passes the bill and reconvenes together through a special committee if the bills differ. Once the compromise is reached, the bill is sent to the Governor for signature.  In reality, the process is more complex, requiring hours of research, balancing of interests, and, often, special legislative sessions.

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About the Speakers

Laura EllmanSen. Laura Ellman was first elected to the Illinois Senate in 2018.  She currently serves on the following committees:  Agriculture; Appropriations–Finance & Revenue; Energy & Public Utilities; Financial Institutions; Next Generation of Energy; Redistricting–DuPage; Next Generation of Nuclear Energy; and Transportation.






Janet Yang RohrJanet Yang Rohr.  Rep. Yang Rohr was first elected from District 41 to the Illinois House in 2021.  Rep. Yang Rohr serves on the following committees:   Appropriations -Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education; Elementary & Secondary Education–School Curriculum and Policies and Administration, Licensing and Charters; Health Care Availability and Access; Personnel & Pensions; and Small Business: Technical Innovation.



September 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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