Dixon…State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) was appointed on Wednesday to the pivotal bipartisan, bicameral Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) for the General Assembly.
Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) named Rep. Tom Demmer to the Committee as one of three appointees from the House Republican Caucus. “Tom Demmer stood out as a thoughtful, hard-working and intelligent candidate for this appointment to represent our caucus in deep policy discussions to ensure legislative intent is represented in the administration of state programs,” said House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. “I am proud to appoint Rep. Demmer and have him serve as a voice for our caucus in one of the most important of legislative procedures.”
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules has three equal appointees from each of the four bipartisan, bicameral caucuses in the Illinois General Assembly. Whenever a bill has been passed that a state agency is charged with administering, a set of administrative rules is proposed by the Executive Branch agency on how to administer each state program. Those Executive Branch rules must first be approved by the Legislative Branch’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to ensure legislative intent is adhered to by the Executive Branch in administering state programs. Thereby, JCAR serves as the critical check and balance between branches to ensure legislative intent is represented by the Executive Branch in administering state government operations.
Rep. Demmer accepted the appointment and thanked Leader Durkin, “I am grateful for this opportunity to serve. This committee serves an important role for the State legislature to play in carrying out State policy. I will work closely with my colleagues to ensure citizens of Illinois receive the best possible service.”
Rep. Demmer can be contacted at his district office located at 1221 Currency Court, Rochelle, IL 61068 or by calling the office at (815) 561-3690.