Winger’s Bills Become Law

Two of State Representative Christine Winger’s bills were recently signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner.

HB3240 and HB3251 are now public acts. The bills represent two important initiatives Rep. Winger worked on this year in the General Assembly, to better provide for the safety and well-being of the 45th District community.

HB3240 sets a deadline for implementation of the O’Hare noise monitoring upgrade already approved and mandated by the Illinois General Assembly. The community has been largely affected by adverse effects, especially increased noise, from O’Hare Airport. This bill will provide for the necessary noise monitoring upgrades—and ensure they are implemented by June 30, 2018.

HB3251 creates the offense of illegal electronic monitoring in the statute concerning cyberstalking. Rep. Winger filed this bill to help protect citizens’ privacy and safety from spyware and tracking software being unknowingly installed or downloaded onto cell phones for the purpose of harassment or stalking.

Both bills became effective as law when they were signed by the Governor on August 18th, 2017.

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