Senator Tim Bivins says legislation to restore funding for human service workers, state parks and historic sites has been sent to the Governor, who has 60 days to act; however, at least one vendor has been notified that a southern Illinois park will close.

“We are facing a ‘good news, bad news’ situation. On October 6, the Senate sent the Governor legislation – Senate Bill 790 and Senate Bill 1103 – that would restore funding for human service agencies, state parks and historic sites. The Governor has 60 days to act on that legislation,” Senator Bivins said. “However, vendors at state parks have received an October 2 notice from the Department of Natural Resources that the park would be closing.”

The 45th District Senator said the closing date for state parks and historic sites is November 30, but the Governor has until December 6 to sign, veto or change the legislation.

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