Senate Week in Review: May 13-17th

It was great to have Logan Klitzing as my “page for the day” this past Wednesday. I enjoyed helping Logan learn about the legislative process here in the Senate. Logan just finished his freshman year at Quincy University, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Philosophy. After graduating, Logan wants to enter the job force as a programmer, or the idea of seminary has crossed his mind. Good luck Logan!

Qualified deputy fire chiefs or assistant fire chiefs will now be able to operate a vehicle with red or white oscillating, rotating, or flashing emergency lights, under a measure that has passed both the House and Senate. I am happy to be the Senate sponsor of HB 1876, which will be a great benefit to volunteer fire departments across the state, where the Chief is not always able to respond to the scene and the Deputy Chief and/or Assistant Chief may be the one responding.

On May 14, Senate Republican lawmakers joined firefighters and their families from around the state who traveled to Springfield to participate in the 26th Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Firefighting Medal of Honor Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, which takes place every year in May, honors those who have made the supreme sacrifice, and those who have demonstrated extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism to protect fellow firefighters and civilians.