Rose applauds bill that credits tornado victims
Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) applauded the efforts of a Democratic senator for a bill that will provide a tax credit to individuals whose properties suffered from tornadoes last year.
Senate Bill 71 passed the Senate with 58 Yes votes and zero No votes. It was sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill).
"I commend you for bringing this forward," Rose said. "Everyone of us at some point in time are going to have this happen. The federal government looks at this and thinks it's too small of a deal, but if it's your house it is the whole deal."
Rose said that everyone in the state is somehow affected by natural disasters.
"I just wanted to say thank you," Rose said. "We don’t often get a chance to [practice bipartisanship] and I appreciate you bringing this forward."
The bill amends the Illinois Income Tax Act to allow taxpayers who own qualified real property in counties that were declared state disaster areas by the governor during 2018 tornadoes to receive a tax credit.