State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) released the following statement on the Governor withdrawing emergency rules that charge businesses with Class A misdemeanor for violating the stay-at-home order:
“Businesses won a small victory today when the Illinois Department of Public Health decided to pull the Governor’s emergency rules that would have allowed business owners to be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a punishment of up to a year in jail or a $2,500 fine.
“The Governor was forced to listen to the huge public outcry over what would have been a massive overreach of power and correctly agreed that it should go through the full legislative process, where they can be thoroughly vetted. This is not the end, but a small step in the right direction. Our state’s small businesses are vitally needed to fix our struggling economy and I will continue to be a voice in Springfield representing the hard-working small businesses throughout the state.”