Kankakee, IL – Yesterday, legislation filed by State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) to address the special education hearing officer shortage was signed into law. The legislation, HB 4193 (P.A. 100-849) came at the request of local hearing officers to allow four extra days for the reporting deadline.

“Special Education hearing officers needed relief from the burdensome 10-day rule and this legislation alleviates this burden while ensuring prompt reporting by extending the deadline to 14 days.” Rep. Parkhurst stated.

HB 4193 passed both houses unanimously and was signed by the governor on August 14th.

Kankakee, IL – State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) is inviting constituents to participate in a roundtable forum prior to the General Assembly fall veto session.

“When I did this event earlier this year, I received unique ideas from constituents around the district and turned some of those ideas into bills.” Rep. Parkhurst said.

The roundtable will be on September 6th from 11 am to 7 pm in Rep. Parkhurst’s District Office at 370 E. Court St. in Kankakee. Rep. Parkhurst will be available to listen to constituent ideas to introduce new legislation benefiting the 79th District and Illinois.

Rep. Parkhurst continued, “It is my hope to have a large turnout and hear directly from the people about their ideas on how to better our district and our state.”