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On Eve of Independence Day, Braley Urges Passage of All-American Flag Act PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kirsten Hartman   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:39

After legislation passes Senate hurdle, Congressman continues push to ensure all federal flags are made in USA

Washington, D.C. – On the eve of the Independence Day holiday, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today urged his colleagues to pass the All-American Flag Act, which would require the federal government to purchase 100 percent made-in-America flags .

 

“The idea that the federal government should only use American-made flags is commonsense—and it’s an idea that has widespread and bipartisan support,” Braley said. “The All-American Flag Act can and should become law, and there’s no better time to make that happen than the month we’re celebrating America’s independence.”

Last week, the All-American Flag Act unanimously passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Four years ago, the Braley-authored All-American Flag Act passed the House unanimously—but did not receive a Senate vote. Braley reintroduced the All-American Flag Act in 2013, and it awaits action in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee—a committee headed by Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

“The American flag will forever be a symbol that reinforces our nation’s commitment to freedom and democracy,” Braley’s letter to Issa and Cummings reads.

The letter to Issa and Cummings can be found HERE.

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Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Tuesday, July 1, 2014** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:16

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bill:

Bill No.: SB 3443

An Act Concerning: State government

Repeals outdated mandates based on recommendations from the Budgeting for Results Commission.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately, except for several provisions that take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

 

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Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Monday, June 30, 2014** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:22

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:

 

Bill No.: HB 1322

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Creates the Hospital Licensure Fund.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 3748

An Act Concerning: State Government

Extends the deadline for the Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African American Community to report to the General Assembly.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 4083

An Act Concerning: Courts

Clarifies the duties of the Departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2015.

 

Bill No.: HB 4442

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Extends the date of the Traffic Stop Statistical Study to July 1, 2019.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 4663

An Act Concerning: Animals

Restructures two committees within the Department of Agriculture to better respond to animal disease outbreaks.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 4767

An Act Concerning: Education

Extends the dates by which students may be admitted to and must complete an accredited alternative certification program.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 4781

An Act Concerning: Corrections

Modifies procedures within the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2015

 

Bill No.: HB 5410

An Act Concerning: Public Health

Aligns the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act with federal regulations.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2015

 

 

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Downtown Davenport Flooding Update Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:26
Attention Downtown Business Owners & Residential Property Managers: A briefing has been scheduled for 3:00 p.m., this afternoon, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at City Hall in the Council Chambers to inform business partners on the City's flood plan, the flood forecast, and preparations currently underway. We encourage business owners and property managers to attend for a chance to receive the latest information and get questions answered.

 
Sheriff Conard receives J. Stannard Baker Award for Highway Safety PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pamela Bennett   
Monday, 30 June 2014 15:52

Sheriff Dennis Conard was announced as a co-recipient for the J. Stannard Baker Award for Highway Safety at the National Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference which was held last week in Fort Worth, Texas.

The award is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Northwestern University, and the Center for Public Safety and OnStar. The J. Stannard Baker Award for Highway Safety is presented annually to a deputy sheriff or officer who has shown unusual initiative directly related to highway safety.

Since 2003, Sheriff Conard has served as Vice-Chair of the National Sheriff’s Association Traffic Safety Committee. He has been a part of working groups that have dealt with suspended drivers, distracted driving and traffic enforcement enhancement for Sheriff’s offices.

This award honors the late J. Stannard Baker who made significant contributions to highway safety. Mr. Baker served as Director of Research and Development at the Northwestern University Traffic Institute (now the Center for Public Safety) for over thirty years. During that time he focused on the causes of traffic crashes and on the techniques of collision investigation and reconstruction. He was known throughout the world as the “father of accident investigation.” Mr. Baker’s groundbreaking textbook, Traffic Accident Investigation Manual, is the worldwide standard.

 
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