Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is joining her fellow House Republicans in an appeal to Speaker Madigan and his House Majority to cooperate and compromise. House Republican Leader Durkin held a press conference at the Capitol calling for both parties to come to the table to resolve the ongoing budget stalemate.

“It’s time to stop stalling and pass a budget. We need a General Assembly that works together to pass an on-time, balanced, responsible budget. Additionally, we need a General Assembly that addresses the factors that have led to our massive debt and culture of overspending. We, as House Republicans are willing to compromise and work together. We need the majority and the Speaker to come to the table,” said Rep. Bourne. “House Republicans have repeatedly called for action but those efforts have been met with silence.”
Representative Bourne testifies to successfully pass HB2534, targeting synthetic drugs, from the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. She was joined by Illinois State Police Bureau Chief, Tim Tripp.
State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has aggressively been pursuing legislation to curb the synthetic drug problems facing central Illinois. Her latest bill, House Bill 2534, crafted in conjunction with the Illinois State Police passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on March 28th. This bill is the result of meetings and recommendations from local law enforcement, community drug prevention organizations, and statewide experts.
In an effort to make interstate travel easier for concealed carry gun owners, State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has signed on as Chief Co-Sponsor of House Bill 405. The legislation would allow concealed carry gun owners from other states to carry in Illinois, if following the laws of our state and legally registered in their home state.
Illinoisans may soon be able to carry their hunting licenses electronically if legislation proposed by State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) passes through the General Assembly. This bill, House Bill 3093, has passed through the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee and heads to the House for a full vote this week.
 
This proposal, to allow an electronic version or the physical copy of the license, was drafted in response to the increased number of people who are taking pictures of their license and displaying it on their phone.
Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) co-sponsored legislation, House Bill 643, to reject the automatic Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase for legislators set to take effect for Fiscal Year 2018.  HB643 passed out of the Illinois House this week on a vote of 98-3 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Bourne co-sponsored similar legislation every year since taking office to reject COLAs. “Given our lack of budget and the record debt that Illinois has accumulated through years of mismanagement, raises should clearly be off of the table,” said Bourne.