BELLEVILLE, Ill. – As a new General Assembly approaches, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is asking area residents to share their thoughts on potential laws that could help the state and local community.

“Over the next few weeks I will start to put together my legislative agenda for the upcoming session in Springfield, and I want to hear from folks who have bill ideas,” Hoffman said. “Whether your idea is small or large in scope, I’m interested in listening to suggestions that can help families in the Metro East and statewide.”

Residents can submit a bill idea by emailing Hoffman’s office at between now and Jan. 1, 2023. Submissions will be reviewed by Hoffman and his staff, and good ideas may be drafted for official consideration in Springfield. Not every idea will be introduced to the General Assembly, and suggestions may be altered.

Hoffman is also encouraging state employees who have ideas to make government more efficient and effective to check out an online submission board operated by the State Government Suggestion Award Board. The board is authorized to award up to $5000 to individuals who provide ideas that result in financial savings for the state and taxpayers. Further information and a submission link are available at

Rep. Jay HoffmanRep. Jay Hoffman

Assistant Majority Leader (D-Belleville) 113th District

Springfield Office:
300 State House
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
312 S. High St.
Belleville, IL 62220
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