- Published: Monday, January 05, 2015 09:38 AM
On Jan. 4, the governor signed Senate Bill 2758 into law, creating the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program. Illinois is now positioned to be the first state to begin implementing such a sweeping automatic retirement savings program, giving many Illinois workers lacking workplace retirement savings accounts a simply way to save their own money and prepare for retirement.
This has been my top legislative priority, and I've written more on the importance and details of the bill here. Bringing Secure Choice to Illinois was no easy task, and I am tremendously grateful to the many advocates, community leaders, and colleagues of mine who devoted countless hours to making this a reality.
The new General Assembly will be sworn in on January 14th, and as always, I'll do my best to keep you apprised of what's happening in Springfield. You can follow this legislative session or read particular bills at ilga.gov (my office would be happy to help you learn how to navigate this website) and you can keep tabs on my legislative agenda, outreach events, blog posts and more at senatorbiss.com. Please be in touch with any questions or suggestions.