Grant on Seniors

During his time in the Illinois General Assembly, State Representative Grant Wehrli has championed several bills that help seniors. These bills address health, safety, and fiscal stability issues. He recognizes that most seniors are living on fixed incomes, and that tax increases are particularly difficult for seniors to absorb. Grant also sends helpful information to seniors in the 41stDistrict, including this Senior Cyber Fraud and Election Fraud information, which was sent to seniors during the summer of 2020.

Grant feels strongly that seniors who built their homes and raised their families in Naperville and Warrenville deserve to stay in their homes as long as they wish. That’s why he fights tax increases and is opposing the Constitutional Amendment on the November 3 ballot that would allow retirement income to be taxed.

Below is a list of just some of the bills sponsored by Wehrli that seek to help seniors:

In the 101st General Assembly

HB 2912 Controls ambulance costs/fees

HB 2999 Enacts a Taxpayer Fiscal Charter to force fiscal accountability and transparency

HB 4152 Prohibits early termination fees for phone, TV, Internet, energy, or water service due to the death of the customer

HB 5418 Requires the compilation of public and private services statewide for seniors

HB 5419 Creates an income tax credit for seniors

HB5430 Creates an income tax credit for seniors

HB 5437 Carries over the senior homestead exemption when a senior moves from one Illinois residence to another Illinois residence

HB 5438 Increases the amount of the senior homestead exemption

HB 5439 Creates a Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Task Force

HJR 123 Would remove the graduated income tax question from the fall ballot

In the 100th General Assembly

HB 359 Limits tax increases allowed through the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL)

HB 414 Decreases the age limit to qualify for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption from 65 years of age to 55 years of age

HB 419 Limits tax increases allowed through PTELL

HB 420 Limits tax increases allowed through PTELL

HB 431 Provides that seniors do not have to reapply for the senior homestead exemption

HB 1805 Reduces the age for the organ donor registry to 16

HB 2554 Increases the amount of the senior homestead exemption

HB 2563 Increases the amount of the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption

HB 3516 Makes some assessment reductions/freezes permanent

HB 3624 Controls assessment increases for seniors who have lived in their homes for 20+ years

HB 5731 Limits tax increases allowed through PTELL

HB5775 Increases the senior citizen homestead exemption

HB 5924 Repeals the current property tax code to force a re-write that is more equitable

HB 5957 Creates a Commission on Fiscal Accountability

HR 139 Creates the Fair and Equitable Assessment of Property Task Force

HR 975 Opposes the implementation of a graduated income tax in Illinois

HR 1072 Opposes any new state-wide property tax

In the 99th General Assembly

HB 136 Limits tax increases allowed through PTELL

HB 178 Freezes township property taxes

HB 4118 Decreases the age limit to qualify for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption from 65 years of age to 55 years of age

HB 4399 Requires certification that state budgets are balanced

HB 6235 Decreases the age limit to qualify for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption from 65 years of age to 55 years of age

HB6630 Limits tax increases allowed through PTELL

Help Grant Continue Standing Up for Seniors

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