Peoria- The 37th Senate District has a stronger voice in state government now that Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) has been appointed to the bipartisan, bicameral committee that oversees the administrative rules used by state agencies.
“It is an absolute honor to be asked to take on this important role as a watchdog for the citizens of Illinois,” said Senator Weaver. “This committee provides critical oversight of how state government works for the people.”
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) is a bicameral committee which is tasked with establishing the rules for how legislation will be implemented by the state, as well as for conducting systematic reviews of administrative rules that have been put in place by state agencies.
“The writing and implementing of rules has a major impact on how our state government functions and how it affects all of us,” said Senator Dale Risinger (Retired). “Representatives Leitch and Moffitt were tremendous assets to our area when they served on JCAR, but they are retiring so it’s very important that we have a local legislator on the committee that we can trust to watch out for local interests.”
JCAR is one of the few state legislative bodies that contains an equal number of Republicans and Democrats, requiring bipartisan cooperation for the committee to be effective.
“It is not typical to appoint a freshman lawmaker to such an important post, but Senator Weaver has already shown the leadership, clear command of issues, attention to detail, and the ability to work in bipartisan fashion that are necessary for the position,” said Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), who appointed Senator Weaver.