Rep. Weaver-sponsored Senate Bills Advance Out of Committee

Springfield, IL – State Representative Travis Weaver (R-Edwards) was the Chief House Sponsor of three Senate Bills that advanced out of House committees this week. Senate Bills 2597, 2862, and 2907 now head to the House floor for consideration and adoption.

“I am pleased that all three of these bills passed through House committees with unanimous support,” Rep. Weaver stated. “I look forward to fully passing these important pieces of legislation through the House and formal adoption from the Governor.”

Senate Bill 2597 protects veterans who reside in tiny homes or who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by exempting them from the new electric vehicle charging requirements. The Electric Vehicle Charging Act requires all new single-family homes and multi-family buildings in Illinois to have EV charging capability installed. The exemption is allowed if the tiny home is constructed by a non-profit organization or other entity that constructs these types of homes for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and in need of secure, long-term affordable housing.

Senate Bill 2862 requires that an annual list of the most in-demand education jobs be made available on the Board of Higher Education’s website. This list will be compiled through a collaboration of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Department of Employment Security. The starting salary, median salary, and typical education level for each job will be included.

Senate Bill 2907 addresses state-funded job training transparency requirements. The law provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will work with relevant state agencies to compile reports concerning all state funded job training and workforce development programs. These reports will be submitted to the General Assembly and made public. This legislation will help track program efficiency and effectiveness and help identify areas of improvement.

Rep. Travis Weaver proudly serves Illinois House District 93. For further information, please call Rep. Weaver’s District Office at (309) 204-6514 or visit his website at