Rep. Long's First Bill Passes House Unanimously

Springfield, IL…State Representative Jerry Long (R-Streator) had his first bill pass through the house, today.  House Bill 3189 repeals the Specialty Farm Product Buyers Act and passed with unanimous, bipartisan support.

The Specialty Farm Product Buyers Act made buyers register with the state and pay an annual renewal fee.  Rep. Long was reached for comment after session concluded for the day.

“Administrative costs to collect these annual fees exceeded the amount of money we were collecting from them.  The goal here in the General Assembly these days should be to make our government run more efficiently and save taxpayer dollars by eliminating waste and fraud, so I will continue to seek reforms that cut back on spending.”

The bill will now be sent to the Senate for deliberation. Constituents that wish to learn more about legislation sponsored by Rep. Long should visit

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