McConnaughay backs plan for Gold Star weekend, legislation to make it easier to obtain state ID cards
Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) recently backed legislation to make it easier for residents to obtain state identification cards and a measure that would set aside a day to honor families of men and women who gave their lives while serving with the armed forces.
McConnaughay introduced SB2903 on the Senate floor on April 18. The bill, an initiative of the Illinois Department of Human Services, amends the Illinois Identification Card Act to simplify the process to obtain a valid state identification card for residents in state hospitals prior to or after discharge.
“I know of no objection (to the bill),” McConnaughay said before the Senate passed SB2903 on 56-0 vote and moved to the House.
McConnaughay also introduced SB3192,which changes the Gold Star Family Day designation to day before Gold Star Mother’s Day, the last Sunday in September.
“This just simply allows for a Gold Star weekend of remembrance instead of having it roll over into the next week,” McConnaughay said.
SB3192 also passed in the Senate and was moved to the House.
McConnaughay closed out the day by announcing a group of high school students in the upper gallery that participated in her annual Youth Advisory Council program.