Springfield….State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) issued the following the unanimous passage of HB 3259 in the Illinois House on Monday evening:
“When the legislature passed the stopgap budget last June, funding for rape crisis centers in Illinois was inadvertently left out. By working together with my colleagues, we reached an agreement to correct this error.
Upon the Governor’s signature, HB 3259 will ensure that the Carbondale Women’s Center will receive necessary funding in order to provide critical services for victims of sexual assault and other violent domestic crimes and abuses.
The unanimous passage of this legislation was a result of bipartisan cooperation. If we can continue this spirit of bipartisan input and cooperation we will be able to move forward to offer the citizens of Illinois a truly balanced, full-year budget.”