DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, supported legislation to protect the earned wages of Illinois adults with developmental disabilities and was able to pass the bill out of both legislative houses, signaling his support for more robust resources for adults with developmental disabilities.
“Illinois certainly has a lot of progress to be made in terms of resources for residents with developmental disabilities,” Moylan said. “This bill will help maximize the independence of adults with developmental disabilities by allowing them to retain their earned wages, but we can’t stop here. We should be doing more to provide job training and placement, affordable housing and other support services for this community.”
The Moylan-backed House Bill 292 ensures that qualified adults with developmental disabilities living in community-integrated housing retain all wages they earn from employment. Currently the majority of the wages go toward the community-integrated housing facilities. The bill aims to heighten the level of independence for adults with developmental disabilities. The bill passed both the House and the Senate without opposition.
“It is very important the adults with developmental disabilities have the necessary resources and support systems where they can be self-sufficient so they can live the fullest possible lives,” Moylan said. “While this bill will definitely help individuals with developmental disabilities, we can do more to support the institutions that this community relies on every day. I urge Governor Pritzker to sign this bill into law and look forward to working with my colleagues in the General Assembly to further support Illinois residents with developmental disabilities.”
For questions concerning House Bill 292, state issues, other legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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