Text Size
Login
config
  • vtem news box
  • vtem news box
  • vtem news box
  • vtem news box
  • vtem news box
  • vtem news box
  • vtem news box
  • vtem news box

Jacobs’ Upper Mississippi River Port District Legislation Signed into Law

Map of the upper Mississippi River.SPRINGFIELD, IL – Legislation sponsored by Sen. Michael Jacobs (D – Moline) was signed into law this week creating the Upper Mississippi River Port District.

Senate Bill 1784creates a Port District for Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties. This will provide the district with rights to construct, operate, and maintain port, harbor, water, and land facilities. It also permits the district to enter into any agreement or contract with any airport for the use of its facilities, as well as develop, expand, and construct those facilities as necessary.

"By setting up the port district, we are making it easier for the ports and harbors to manage and take part in business more readily," Jacobs said. "This will improve the trade of goods and services to and from our area, while keeping up with infrastructure and technology."

The governing and administrative body of the district will be a Board of Commissioners consisting of five members, all residents of the district: one appointed by the governor and four chosen by each of the counties’ board chairs.

"I am confident in the success it will bring to our ports and harbor facilities," Jacobs said, "not to mention the vast number of jobs these expansion or improvement projects will create. Improving business and putting people to work are two of my consistent goals as a legislator and I am grateful to the governor for signing this bill."

Keep MAP Funding - Sign the petition!

News Releases

IMAGE 3D mammograms to be more broadly covered by insurance policies
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
SPRINGFIELD — To further ensure insurance coverage on a critical women’s health issue, the governor signed legislation today co-sponsored...

Read More...
IMAGE Forby sponsored "Molly’s Law" signed by governor
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
SPRINGFIELD – In March of 2012, Molly Young, a 21-year-old Carbondale resident, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in her...

Read More...
IMAGE New Holmes law improves accessibility for persons with disabilities
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
SPRINGFIELD — The governor signed legislation by State Sen. Linda Holmes and Attorney General Lisa Madigan to streamline some state laws to...

Read More...
IMAGE Hunter: New Law will help former alcohol, drug offenders
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a measure sponsored by State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) to extend the time a drug and alcohol...

Read More...
IMAGE Unclaimed property legislation signed into law
Monday, 18 July 2016
SPRINGFIELD—A measure restricting the amount of time that unclaimed property can sit with government entities was signed into law on Friday....

Read More...

TWITTER HASHTAGS

We'll be live tweeting from Committees. Use these hashtags to follow along:

#SenAg - Agriculture
#SenAppr1 - Appropriations I
#SenAppr2 - Appropriations II
#SenAppts - Executive Appointments
#SenCom - Commerce and Econ. Development
#SenCrim - Criminal Law
#SenEd - Education
#SenEnrg - Energy and Public Utilities
#SenEnv - Environment and Conservation
#SenExec - Executive
#SenFinan - Financial Institutions
#SenHiEd - Higher Education
#SenHServ - Human Services
#SenIns - Insurance
#SenJud - Judiciary
#SenLabor - Labor
#SenLicense - Lic. Activities and Pensions
#SenLoGov - Local Government
#SenPHealth - Public Health
#SenRev - Revenue
#SenStGov - State Govt and Veterans Affairs
#SenTran - Transportation

ILSenDems on Facebook

ILSenDems on SoundCloud

The Great Pension Debate
subscribe 1
TaxButton