Bio2014

Welcome to my official legislative website. Thank you for visiting. I hope that this site provides you with useful and substantive information about myself, the 3rd legislative district and how I am working to make your voices heard and represent you in Springfield.

As we embark upon the 98th General Assembly, I am excited and hopeful for the great opportunities ahead for improving our State through innovative legislation.

I always enjoy hearing back from my constituents and listening to your input. If have any questions, concerns or ideas, never hesitate to contact me. I hold periodic townhall meetings, roundtables and satellite office hours, so do not forget to check the Constituent Services section of my Web site to stay in the loop regarding upcoming events.

 Sincerely,
 
Mattie Hunter

IEC Scorecard2014 SenGROUPThis week, the Illinois Environmental Council gave State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and 34 other legislators a perfect score on their 2014 Environmental Scorecard.

“I am so honored by earning a 100 percent Environmental Scorecard award,” said Hunter, Majority Caucus Whip. “Thank you for recognizing the work of my colleagues and I.”

Elected officials had to vote in favor of 11 major environmentally friendly pieces of legislation in order to receive a perfect score.

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041014 js 0947A new guardianship law, signed by the governor today, will reduce guardianship battles for children by allowing them to remain with a named caretaker versus moving from one guardian to the next.

Under House Bill 5686, if parents name a godparent as a child’s short-term caretaker, then a third party, such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle, wanting guardianship must prove the godparent is unfit.

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Doctors seeking to improve patient care can soon use Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) to share vital patient health information, under legislation signed into law today.

The new law, which passed the General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support, authorizes doctors to use HIEs to improve their ability to treat patients. HIEs allow health care providers to share a patient’s personal health information electronically.

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Office Information

Springfield Office:
619 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706 
(217) 782-5966
(217) 782-1631 FAX 
  
District Office:
2929 S. Wabash Avenue
Suite 102
Chicago, IL  60616 
(312) 949-1908
(312) 949-1958 FAX

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