001jones2“This measure is common sense in a lot of ways, as it not only promotes being environmentally friendly, but also simplicity, efficiency and keeping up with as well utilizing the advantages our digital age.” – Sen. Emil Jones III

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Emil Jones III (D–Chicago) passed legislation last week that will aid municipalities to get in line with current technology.

Jones’ bill allows for technical submissions prepared using a computer to also computer-generate the seal, signature, current date and date of license expiration. Current Illinois law does not allow the use of electronic signatures in any permitting, licensing or other regulatory function.

“This measure is common sense in a lot of ways, as it not only promotes being environmentally friendly, but also simplicity, efficiency and keeping up with as well utilizing the advantages of our digital age,” Jones said. “I am happy I was able to cooperate with my fellow Senators in getting this legislation passed and look forward to similar outcomes in the House.”

SB 1826 passed the Senate last Friday with a vote of 51-0-0 and now awaits the further consideration of the Illinois House.

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