Springfield – With the State of Illinois yet to pass a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2016, State Representative Randy Frese (R-Quincy) was pleased to see Senate Bill 2042 signed into law. The legislation authorizes the spending of a total of almost $5.4 billion in federal money for programs that help domestic violence victims, low-income seniors and disabled people.

Rep. Frese stated, “This bill appropriates vital federal funds to vulnerable individuals and agencies during the state’s budgetary impasse. I was glad to see these funds pass quickly through the process, and not be held further by any state budget deadlocks.”

The legislation is now Public Act 99-0409.