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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Steve Stadelman’s legislation aimed at supporting electrical workers across Illinois has passed committee.

“This bill represents a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to support the IBEW and their crucial role in Illinois,” said Stadelman (D-Rockford). “By facilitating the issuance of special license plates and establishing a dedicated fund, we are not only honoring the contributions of electrical workers, but also investing in the prosperity and safety of our communities.”

Stadelman’s measure would allow the Secretary of State to issue an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers decal for universal special license plates. The money made from the decals would be paid as grants to local chapters of the IBEW.

“This legislation is a testament to our unwavering dedication to fostering a supportive environment for electrical workers in Illinois, ensuring they have the resources and recognition they deserve,” said Stadelman.

House Bill 4170 passed the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday and heads to the full Senate for further consideration.