Olsen Co-Sponsors Bill to Freeze Lawmaker Pay for FY18

State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) is co-sponsoring legislation that eliminates pay raises for Illinois lawmakers for the upcoming fiscal year.

HB 3790, which has been assigned to the House Executive Committee for a hearing, would prohibit any raise for the time period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. In addition, mileage reimbursement amounts for members of the House and Senate would be frozen at the FY 2017 level.

“In the midst of this financial crisis, lawmakers need to lead by example and not add to increased costs of state government,” said Olsen. “Through this bill we are sending a message that we take the situation seriously and are willing to be part of the solution.”

The current base salary for a State Representative is $67,836.

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