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This week the House adopted House Resolution 836 to pay tribute to a former State Representative and United States Congressman Jack Davis. Mr. Davis dedicated his life to public service both in elected office and through his service in the United States armed forces. Rep. Jimenez said it was an honor to pay tribute to his life and legacy with his family present in the House gallery.

This week Rep. Jimenez along with constituent Sandy Baksys passed HB4309 out of the House Judiciary-Civil committee on unanimous vote. This bill will create a potential pathway for a family member to visit their aging parent in a case where they are being unreasonably blocked from seeing mom or dad by another close relative. The legislation will next be considered by the full House.

House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force Chairperson, Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago), and Minority Spokesperson Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) Tuesday presented to the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force a bi-partisan draft proposal for the task force’s input and discussion. The proposal aims to strengthen harassment and discrimination protections in state and local government.

Representatives Jimenez and Currie stress that their reform recommendations are the result of dozens of hours of testimony from those who have reported harassment as well as those who have been tasked with responding and investigating.

“Sexual discrimination and harassment are serious problems that inflict a multitude of harms, not only on a person’s ability to earn a living, but on their dignity as a person. These are not problems limited to the halls of government or Hollywood movie studios,” Representative Currie said. “It is our duty as legislators to ensure both public and private sector workplaces educate and enforce practices and policies to change behavior and create an inclusive workplace culture where everyone is treated with dignity.”
Over the past few weeks hundreds of new bills have been filed in the Illinois House that sponsors, including Rep. Jimenez, will work to have heard in House committees, then on the House floor. Click below to learn more about the bill filing process that dominates the first several weeks of the spring session each year.

State Representative Sara Wojcicki honored Justice John Schmidt and his service to Sangamon County on the House Floor Wednesday with House Resolution 753.

This week,  Rep. Jimenez stood on the House floor to talk about the importance of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements for Illinois.

At their most recent meeting, The House Committee on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment  took testimony from the Governor's office, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). IDHR officials' testimony also included a power point presentation. You can view the power point here, and watch Rep. Jimenez recap the committee's progress below.